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Consultant: Editor for the New Growth Framework

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
UNDP support to CPRSPD
Posted On:
12 August, 2011
Last Date to apply:
29 August, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 5 years research and consultancy experience with reputable organization.


Planning Commission of Pakistan and the CPRSPD/UNDP recently organized an International Conference on Framework for Economic Growth: Pakistan with a view to get feedback of the professionals of international repute to further refine the Economic Growth Framework. In this context, CPRSPD/UNDP is looking for the services of an expert with strong skills of editing and report writing to finalize the knowledge base product based on the outcomes of the Conference.
The objective of the assignment is to edit the final draft of ‘Pakistan: New Growth Framework’ to ensure that the final document is presented in a manner that is correct, effective and easy to read without compromising the information that the authors intended.
The duties of this individual will involve:
Sequencing the script/text provided by UNDP in the manner which best describes the conference agenda
Editing of text, charts, tables, citations according to the literary style and expression of UNDP reports
Composing the report in a manner that ensures the branding aspects of various chapters
Augmenting text with graphics and pictures that may enhance the purpose of the report/conference
Design of cover material and inner settings of the report
Advising UNDP on how best to publish and print the report in a manner that ensures maximum visibility

Any other task that comes under the usual duties of a literary editor/composer/copywriter.


·         Experience of report writing, editing and redrafting.

·         Candidate with proven record of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals would be given preferences. Excellent communication and computer skills are an asset.  



15 working days (spread over 1 months)

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master DegreeMasters Degree • Advanced degree in communications, journalism, English, political science, economics, development studies, or relevant social science / liberal arts discipline. • At least 8 years research and consultancy experience with reputable organization. Language Requirements: • Excellent English written and oral communications skills.

Must Title Level Description
 Report writing, Editing and RedraftingGood  • Proven ability to work with minimum supervision, take initiatives, work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; • Proven ability to work in a team, respecting team spirit, with excellent interpersonal skills; • Strong communication, research and analytical skills, and ability to rapidly integrate information from various sources; • Sound editorial and journalistic judgment and political sensitivity; • General knowledge in the field of communications and advocacy; • Technical skills in production, editing, and ability to write quickly, clearly and concisely in English.