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HOME-BASED Individual Consultant: Editor & Resource Mobilization Storyteller (full-time consultant) - UNDP Accelerator Labs

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 30, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 3, 2021
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The Editor and Resource Mobilization Storyteller will support the global communication efforts of the Accelerator Lab Network.

The consultant will be producing strategic content to retain existing founding investors and attract new donors with a focus on governmental donors.

Thanks to a proven experience in storytelling, a talent for catchy headlines and innate sense of concision, the consultant will help curate and tell some of success stories of the 92 Accelerator Labs worldwide.

The consultant:
a) is able to understand reflections written from an innovation and/or academic perspective (sometimes very technical and/or abstract) and translate them into stories for a wider audience;
b) will act as the editor and proof-reader of all English content dedicated to resource mobilization activities and high-level pitching documentation for the Executive Office. She/he will propose new engaging storytelling ideas for content published across owned and earned channels of the Accelerator Lab Network under the guidance and supervision of the Strategic Communications and Partnerships Specialist.

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The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will support the global communication efforts of the Accelerator Lab Network by producing, editing and proofreading strategic content and inspiring stories to retain existing founding investors and attract new donors with a focus on governmental donors.

Required Skills and Experience:
1. Education
a) Advanced degree (master’s degree) in relevant field of communications, journalism, or related field; Or
b) First degree acceptable with a minimum of five years of experience in relevant field.
a) Minimum 5 years of work experience required in the field of communications, media or journalism - required.
b) Demonstrated track record of producing compelling written content preferably in a social cause-related role, specifically donor reports, video scripts, blogs, op-ed etc - desirable.
c) Outstanding skills in communications, and understanding of media, multimedia and donor communication - required
d) Experience with resource mobilization or fundraising techniques - required.
e) Visual sense of storytelling with experience in photo curation strongly preferred - desirable.
f) Understanding of international development; international relations; or environmental and/or other relevant issues strongly preferred. - desirable.
g) Demonstrated ability to thrive within a complex multicultural and multinational environment strongly preferred.- desirable.
h) Demonstrated experience in coordinating, hierarchizing and editing multiple sources of content, themes and stories - desirable.
i) Native English speaker able to deliver flawless error-free copy - required.
j) Experience in proof-reading English copy at the highest standards (executive office, CEO, senior management…) - required.
k) Proven ability to write and optimize copy for digital which drives action and traffic - desirable.
3. Language:
a) Fluency in written and spoken English - required;
b) Working knowledge of another UN language would be an asset.

Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months.

Application Deadline: 04-Feb-21 at Midnight New York, USA.

Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 30
Jan 30

Friendly reminders:
1. Read carefully the full notice and the How to Apply instructions!
2. Double check the job requirements with your own education, experience, skills, certificates.

Jill Langhus
Feb 01
Feb 01

This sounds great. Thanks for sharing.