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UNDP recruiting Speech Writer


Belarus, 02 December 2013


Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension based on performance.

Location: Home-based.

UNDP in Belarus is looking for a qualified Editor/ Speech Writer/ Trainer in writing (preferably native speaker).

Several qualified candidates will be selected and engaged under the Individual Contracts (Long Term Agreements) which shall be included in UNDP Belarus Roster of Editors/ Speech Writers/ Trainers in writing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proof reading/ Editing of documents in English;

  • Suggesting correct terminology and titles of the reports, presentations, brochures etc.;

  • Draft press releases, statements and other materials for mass media consumption;

  • Draft talking points for the media engagements of the UNDP Resident Representative.

Draft speeches for the UNDP Resident Representative

  • Develop core messages and outline talking points for speechwriting assignments,

  • Flesh these out into full speeches once approved;

  • Research, collate and validate information to be used for all speeches;

  • If needed, prepare slide presentations (PowerPoint) to support key speeches;

  • Prepare talking points for media interviews, special content for physical and online publications;

  • Conduct training in English writing for the UNDP Office and projects personnel when needed.

Deadline: 31 December 2013

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