Proofreading and editing success stories on vocational education in English

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    2 months ago
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    Education, Language and Writing Services
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2 weeks

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Description of assignment title
Proofreading and editing success stories on vocational education in English

Assignment country

Expected start date
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Sustainable Development Goal
4. Quality education

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?
6 – 10

Host entity


2 weeks

Number of assignments

Mission and objectives
UNDP has been working in Azerbaijan for close to 3 decades. It opened its office in the country in the fall of 1992 soon after Azerbaijan gained independence and joined the United Nations.

The UNDP activities in Azerbaijan initially focused on the provision of early recovery programme, especially to those affected by the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Over time, UNDP’s role in Azerbaijan has shifted toward longer-term socio-economic development in line with the country’s evolving needs.

In Azerbaijan, UNDP brings the best development models of the world in order to maximize the use of “black gold” derived from the oil wealth, to strengthen its “human gold”, to enlarge people’s choices and reduce inequalities.

The main programming framework for all UN activities in Azerbaijan is the UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (UNAPF) signed between UN and the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy in 2016. The UNAPF is the United Nations’ strategic response to development needs in Azerbaijan as enshrined in the Vision 2020 and the 2030 agenda. The Framework is effective from 2016 through 2020.

UNDP’s work focuses on poverty reduction, good governance and peace-building, climate change and disaster management, as well as economic development. UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies. This work is already underway, as we support many countries in accelerating progress already achieved under the Millennium Development Goals.

In Azerbaijan, UNDP’s programme of work is outlined in its “Country Programme Document 2016-2020” and is a result of close consultation with the Government. The current UNDP Country Programme Document contributes to three out of five UNAPF outcomes and is aligned with the Vision 2020 National Development Concept and the SDGs.

UNDP Azerbaijan will publish 5 success stories which are needed to be proofread and edited in English.

UNDP Azerbaijan is looking for one Online Volunteer, fluent or native in English, to support the proofreading and editing of these stories. Selected online volunteer will have the chance to collaborate with UNDP’s “VET for the future: development of VET providers’ excellence in Azerbaijan” project team. Online volunteer will also receive feedback on their collaboration and quality of work, certificate of appreciation upon successful completion of the assignment and will be given credit of support where applicable.

The stories explore different professions and students’ journeys regarding the dual programme in vocational education.

Task type
Writing and Editing

Task description
– Copyedit and proofread 5 success stories (total of 11 pages) to ensure high quality.
– Ensure the text is concise, coherent and adopts consistent terminology throughout the document
– Collaborate with the Communications Specialist and the project team to ensure the articles are high-quality and effective
– Provide feedback and suggestions to improve the quality of the document

Required experience
Fluent or native-level English speaker
Familiarity with education and / or vocational education terms
Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
Previous copyediting, proofreading or translation experience required
Experience in creative writing and literature preferred
Excellent communication and collaboration skills

English, Level: Mother tongue, Required

Other information
Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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