Tuesday, April 22, 2008

JOB- Consultant-Substantive Editor for UNIFEM Resource on Women's Land Rights in Central Asia

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JOB- Consultant/Editor for UNIFEM Resource on Women's Land Rights in C. Asia

Posted by: Yelena Kudryavtseva <yelena.kudryavtseva@unifem.org>

UNIFEM Regional Office for CIS is looking for short-term
Consultant-Substantive Editor to produce print-ready version of the
UNIFEM Resource pack on women's human rights to land in the Central Asia.


Since 2002 UNIFEM has started its first interventions towards
improving livelihoods of rural women, in particular in relation to
women's right to land, in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In both countries
to-date there are numerous tangible results and achievement at the
policy, meso- and grass-root levels. The outcomes included amended
legislation, engendered national policies/processes, participatory
local budgeting and planning, legal counselling, successful raising
awareness campaigns, etc. The products produced as a result of the
programme interventions include various training manuals, guides,
informational materials, web-site, videos, etc.

Resource Pack:

In 2008, based on the achievements to-date, as well as gained
experience in the field, UNIFEM plans to produce a comprehensive
knowledge product (KP) – Resource pack (RP) on the women's human
rights to land in the Central Asia. This KP will be a response to a
very strongly expressed demand from the national counterparts
(governments, CSOs) and international community for having in place a
succinct, yet comprehensive, and accessible tool, embracing regional
experience, achievement and products. As well as this RP is intended
to be a logical step for UNIFEM programming towards the replication
and up-scaling organization's multifaceted interventions.

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the UNIFEM CIS Regional programme Director
and in close collaboration with the National Programme Officer, the
Consultant – Substantive Editor will be responsible for the following tasks:

- Review the preliminary structure of the RP (see Annex I) and
propose the most appropriate and appealing version/s of the structure
and format to organize available information and products;
- Make journalist-style editing the existing materials for the
narrative part, to make it easily-read, understandable, eye-catching,
without UN jargon, with the overall aim to be presented to a wider
audience. Assemble and finalize all materials, re-writing as
necessary, filling gaps, adding/editing boxes, cases, tables, charts
to full completion including all necessary components (e.g. foreword,
preface, introduction, annexes, boxes, etc);
- Ensure consistency in terms of both style (reader-friendly) and
substance and flow from within and between chapters, as well as
ensuring that there are no repetitions;
- Propose and agree on the main message/s that will be throughout the
narrative part and on the folder;
- Prepare and submit the final product, which is ready for further
design and printing (a print-ready version).


The deadline for the submission of the final product to the UNIFEM
office is June 10, 2008.

The short-listed candidate/s will be contacted in the week of May 5–
11 to discuss the exact timeline, as well as specify/negotiate the
tasks under the present TOR.

More Information:

More information on scope of work, competencies, etc. can be found at

www.unifemcis.org under Announcements Section or requested from
yelena.kudryavtseva@unifem.org .

Application Process:

To apply, please, send a CV outlining your relevant professional
experience and list of publications produced or/and one recent
publication in full (PDF version) to yelena.kudryavtseva@unifem.org on
or before May 2, 2008.

Yelena Kudryavtseva
Communication Specialist
Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan, Tole bi str. 67
Tel.: 7(3272) 582643, 582646 (ext. 1614)
Fax: 7(3272) 582645
E-mail: yelena.kudryavtseva@unifem.org
Web-site: http://www.unifemcis.org

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