Editor (English), Economic Commission for Africa

Closing date: Saturday, 22 October 2016

Posting Title: Editor (ENGLISH), P4
Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 24 August 2016-22 October 2016
Job Opening number: 16-LAN-ECA-65915-R-ADDIS ABABA (L)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. ECA is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (PIKMD), Publications Section (PS). The incumbent will report to the Head, PS/PIKMD.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Editor is responsible for the following duties: Edits complex or politically sensitive material, normally without revision, to ensure accuracy, clarity, cohesion and conformity with United Nations standards, policy and practice; Carries out more extensive editing where required, including rewriting, abridging and restructuring texts for greater readability and better logical sequence; Consults with author departments and carries out research to clarify ambiguities and rectify substantive errors; Produces the master copy of a text to be followed by a multilingual team of editors; Acts as head of team, organizing its work, determining and enforcing deadlines and providing guidance to its members; Assists in drawing up guidelines for editors and in determining desk-top publishing standards and practices; Serves as focal point for issues relating to information technology; Provides advice to staff and management on the use of information technology; Programmes daily and long-term work of the Section; Trains junior or short-term editors and revises their work; Assists staff of substantive units and delegations with the drafting of documentation and provides advice on matters concerning editorial policy and practice; Acts for head of office or group in his or her absence; Performs other related duties as required.
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