Consultancy: Editing of Burundi Country Office Annual Report



Background and Justification

Burundi, a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region with an estimated 11.7 million people (ISTEEBU 2016), is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Prior to the crisis of 2015 that affected the most vulnerable disproportionately, more than 6 out of 10 people (65%, ECVMB[1] 2013-14) were living below the national poverty line[2] and more than 7 out of 10 living below the international poverty line of USD 1.25 (70%, ECVMB 2014). Children are disproportionately higher affected by this monetary poverty: 69% of children under 18 years are living in households that do not have enough financial means to cater for their basic needs; 74% and 86% of children are growing up in poverty if the international thresholds of USD 1.25 and USD 1.90, respectively, are considered.


The Burundi Country Office is preparing its Annual Report for the year 2018 which is the final year of the current Country Programme cycle. As this Annual Report is written at an overall busy time for the office at the end of year while the country office is also in full planning mode for the start of the new programme cycle (2019-2023), an editor will be recruited to help with the finalisation of the report specifically for editing.


Scope of Work


  1. Goal and Objective

Under the supervision of Chief of Planning and Monitoring and under the guidance of the Deputy Representative the consultant will edit and proofread the Annual Report drafts with sharp attention to results-based reporting.


  1. Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered:

Editing and proof reading of the 2018 Country Office Annual Report


  1. Activities and Tasks:

Review and editing of

- Annual Report Submission (approx. 80 pages)


  1. Work relationships:  

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning and Monitoring and in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative.


  1. Outputs/Deliverables: 




Estimated # of working days


Schedule of payment


Proofread and edited versions of Results Assessments


December 7



Proofread and edited versions of the COAR Strategies


December 13



Payment Schedule

Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion of the above deliverables based on the following schedule:

100% after submission of deliverables 1 and 2


Desired competencies, technical background and experience


  1. Advanced University degree journalism, communication, research, policy or other related fields
  2. At least eight years of working experience in journalism, communication, research, policy or other related fields
  3. Proven experience in working as a rapporteur or writing reports for UN agencies
  4. Proven experience in results-based reporting
  5. Excellent writing skills in English
  6. Extensive experience of working with UNICEF or other UN agencies


Administrative issues & Conditions


The consultant will use own equipment for the completion of the consultancy.


The consultant is expected to submit a financial proposal related to this consultancy. Payment will be made against the above stated deliverables based on the outlined payment schedule.


The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.



  • Documents not completed on time for submission to the consultant
  • Delay in the editing that will results in delays in the submission of the report
  • Editing is changing the meaning of the document.


How to Apply


Qualified candidates are requested to submit online (UNICEF Website a cover letter, a CV with contact of 3 referees, a financial proposal (quoting the indicative fee range including daily rate  in US), a proof of academic record (highest diploma)  , and signed P11 form which can be downloaded at

To be considered applications must also be accompanied by a recent sample of writing related to the ToR or similar assignment. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all nationalities, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become part of the organization.


[1] Enquete sur les Conditions de Vie des Menages

[2] The national poverty line is 635,510 BIF per adult equivalent per year.

Opening Date Wed Oct 31 2018 08:00:00 GMT+0100 (heure normale d’Europe centrale) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Nov 07 2018 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (heure normale d’Europe centrale)