Copy Editor (English), Multiple positions

Partner United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5119/22866
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN Partners
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration One year (retainer)
Application period 08-Nov-2021 to 24-Nov-2021


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The UN General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in December 1999 and established the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the secretariat to ensure its implementation. Its mandate was expanded in 2001 to serve as the focal point in the United Nations system to ensure coordination and synergies among disaster risk reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio-economic and humanitarian fields (UN General Assembly resolution 56/195). As the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR supports the implementation, follow-up and review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework), which was adopted by the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The Sendai Framework is a 15-year voluntary, non-binding agreement that maps out a broad, people-centered approach to disaster risk reduction, succeeding the Hyogo Framework for Action that was in force from 2005 to 2015. 


In adopting the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the Paris Agreement, Member States clearly identified the prevention of new risk, the reduction of existing risk, and the strengthening of resilience, as central to global efforts in realizing sustainable development pathways in the 21st century.


The Copy Editors will be expected to edit UNDRR publications including any other...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Excellent record in editing UN documents. Able to deliver products...

a. Education First-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) - Retainer Contract level: ...

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOP...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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