International Writer/Editor Consultant, Athens, Greece, 6 months /part-time, Work from Home

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

UNICEF became operational in Greece in early 2016 as an outposted team from the Regional Office of Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) to respond to the significant influx of refugee and migrant children and their families at that time. The response centered on a two-track approach covering direct service delivery as well as national capacity building through critical partnerships with governmental bodies, ministries, local authorities, civil society and NGOs and focused primarily on three main strategic sectors – child protection, education and child rights monitoring.

In November 2020, following several years of engagement with national stakeholders, UNICEF and the Government of Greece made a decision to formalize the agency’s presence in the country under the form of a Greece Country Office (GCO). This office falls under the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia located in Geneva, which supports the work of 21 Country Offices within its geographical scope, reporting in turn to global headquarters in New York.

In light of the growing need of the Greece Country Office to produce compelling and dynamic resource mobilization material, a consultant is sought to provide high-quality, English language writing and editorial support. This will include drafting, editing, and performing quality assurance on a variety of knowledge products including, but not limited to, concept notes, proposals, strategic documents, briefings, and case studies to support donor engagement and resource mobilization.

Reporting to the Child Rights Monitoring Specialist and Chief of PME, the Consultant will provide specific deliverables to support the office in its overall resource mobilization efforts with a focus on private sector fundraising.

How can you make a difference?

The Consultant will be expected to devote a total of 5 working days per month towards providing quality assurance on various documents in line with UNICEF branding and guidelines. The Consultant is expected to have excellent knowledge of UNICEF policies and programmes with a proven ability to draft and edit English-language documents to the highest standard, translating complex and/or technical wording into relatable and dynamic content. The Consultant should have a background in resource mobilization and donor engagement and in-depth experience in tailoring products for various audiences, including public and private sector donors. This position may require coordination between various sections of the GCO (Programme, Private Sector Fundraising, Operations, Communications) as well as other UNICEF Offices (ECARO, PFP, UBO).




Concept notes/proposals: support the finalization and quality assurance of concept notes and proposals for donors, inside and outside of Greece, in coordination with Programme, including the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Unit, and the Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) team as well as the Deputy Representative.

1. Provide edits to concept notes and proposals in adherence to UNICEF writing style and GCO institutional documents.

Throughout duration of the contract

Strategic internal/external documents: support the development and/or finalization of strategic documents, including but not limited to, briefing notes, talking points, informational documents, and/or presentations.

2. Provide edits to strategic documents, draft 1-pagers on specific themes (if needed), and coordinate donor briefing notes/talking points in adherence to UNICEF writing style and GCO institutional documents.

Throughout duration of the contract

Provide monthly reports on achievements and progress against deliverables to the supervisor.

3. Provide monthly reports outlining key deliverables achieved.

Throughout duration of the contract

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social science, international relations, communications, or any other related field *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience in the area related to resource mobilization, partnerships, external relations, communications, or related field. • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex international development concepts for multiple audiences (donors, UNICEF, general public).

    • In-depth experience and understanding of the field of resource mobilization and strategic partnerships.

    • Knowledge and understanding of UNICEF is considered an asset.

    • Excellent writing skills, including ability to deliver under pressure.

    • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Candidates are asked to indicate their required all-inclusive fees for the services to be provided. The final rate will be communicated to the candidate upon recommendation by the selection panel.

Payment will be made on a monthly basis, based on agreed deliverables and a submission of progress reports to UNICEF by the consultant, upon approval by the direct supervisor. Monthly progress reports will be brief, produced in English and summarize key activities, achievements and challenges faced during the reporting period, priorities for the next reporting period, highlighting any support needs from or recommendations for UNICEF.

UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.


Applicants are invited to:

a. complete their UNICEF profile

b. attach latest CV and Motivation Letter (

c. Indicate a monthly fee for the aforementioned deliverables

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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