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Editing good practices on the Global Compact on Refugees

UNHCR Global Learning and Development Centre

08 Nov 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
08 Nov 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
Our small team in UNHCR's Division of Resilience and Solutions is looking for additional capacity to review and edit the good practice submissions we have received from a large number of stakeholders across the world. These good practices highlight the work underway in different countries and regions to implement the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The work would imply: • checking that the overall meaning is clear and that the good practice fits into the GCR framework • identifying any gaps where additional info is needed and going back to the submitter to ask for details • checking for overall syntax/grammar etc and being alert for possible unhelpful language • finding images and or videos We are looking for support for approximately 50 good practices, starting the week of Monday 11 November. Each good practice is no longer than 2 pages (1 page, two-sided). The maximum number of words per good practice template is 1,200.
Writing and editing
Other communications related experience
In the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which was endorsed by UN Member States in December 2018, Member States called on UNHCR to develop a digital Platform for the sharing of good practices on the implementation of the Compact (paragraph 106 of the document). The volunteer(s) will help a small team that is developing the digital Platform. Our team is gathering content for the Platform, which includes good practices shared by multiple stakeholders from all regions of the world. We are editing these good practices before publication and are looking for support ahead of the launch of the Platform. By supporting this process, the volunteer(s) will make concrete contributions to the content that will be feature in the digital Platform - a platform that has generated a lot of interest by Member States, refugees, NGOs, UN Agencies, the private sector and academics and experts. The Platform will be launched ahead of the first ever Global Refugee Forum (which will take place on 17 - 18 December 2019 in Geneva) and it will live on the platform in 2020 and beyond.
Volunteers: 2 needed
11-20 hours per week / 3 weeks
Volunteers must have a very strong command of English (native level). This is a specific task that requires strong mastery of the English language and its subtleties with a view to edit documents that were originally drafted with varying levels of fluency. Strong writing and editing skills are required, and experience in refugee issues is desirable, specifically knowledge of the Global Refugee Compact. Please attach a short writing sample to your application.

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