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United Nations recruiting Business Call to Action Writer

Home Based, 25 April 2016


Business Call to Action is a global membership platform that encourages private sector companies to develop innovative business models that combine profitability with development impact, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

BCtA members are market leaders and innovators, committed to developing commercially viable business ventures that engage people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. In more than 50 countries, business leaders are spearheading efforts to provide the poor with the tools and resources they need to succeed by promoting economic opportunity.

BCtA provides a leadership platform for companies to demonstrate their commitment to development and to access global expertise on innovation at the BoP.

BCtA is looking for a home-based consultant to enhance its writing and editorial capacity. The successful candidate will be awarded one-year Individual Contract for editorial and writing services and will be given assignments on a 3-day per week basis. The consultant is expected to work for 3-days per week on average.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will deliver the following services to the BCtA Secretariat under the supervision of the Programme Manager and Programme Analyst of the Business Call to Action.

Research and knowledge creation:

  • Draft, rewrite, and/or copy-edit and proof BCtA case studies, reports, blogs, press releases, website contributions and other material for public use on a deadline basis;

  • Copy-edit and draft talking points, articles, fact-sheets, brochures, results-pages and op-eds;

  • Ensure all references are in order, requesting source information for tables and figures when such information is missing;

  • Ensure timely incorporation of feedback received from internal and external peer reviewers into draft manuscripts;

  • Proof-read final texts as laid out by designer to ensure text and associated graphics are error free;

  • Creative writing targeting external/internal audiences and the media;

  • Summarize, draft and edit succinct communications pieces in close cooperation with BCtA staff;

  • Produce/draft articles for BCtA media channels, including blogs, based on key knowledge products, publications and other products, interviews, webinars, events, etc;

  • Serve a note-taker during the BCtA Annual Forum in September; draft summary report and articles based on the event;

  • Draft new member press releases in coordination with the BCtA team, author(s), and communications focal points within relevant BCtA ember company teams.

The consultant shall support the BCtA Secretariat in other tasks related to writing and editing that may arise during the assignment period.

Submission Deadline: 29 April 2016

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