Editing of UNDP Report on Digital Identity, Governance and Human Rights, United States At UNDP BPPS Governance

Closing date: Friday, 18 August 2023


Description of assignment title: Editing of UNDP Report on Digital Identity, Governance and Human Rights

Assignment country: United States of America

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

11 – 15

Host entity: UNDP BPPS Governance

Type: Online

Duration: 12 weeks

Number of assignments: 2


Mission and objectives

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts The Governance team in BPPS is responsible for supporting UNDP’s work on Governance across the organization including on anti-corruption, legal identity, inclusive political processes, parliamentary development, elections, SDG 16 implementation and monitoring, local development, youth empowerment, and disability inclusion, among other themes. The Governance team is split across nine locations. The Governance team works particularly closely with the Conflict Prevention, Peace-building and Responsive Institutions team and the Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights for Sustainable Development and Peace team in the Crisis Bureau. Along with those teams, it supports the delivery of signature solution 2 on Effective, accountable and inclusive governance, which was the area with the largest delivery in the first half of the current Strategic Plan period.


Recently, UNDP is receiving a lot of request from Member States to establish the digital identity system. While the focus and excitement are around the potential of digital technology, the risk of digitization needs to be addressed appropriately. Currently, UNDP is currently finalizing a guideline and toolkit on how to address human rights issues in the implementation and design on digital identity system. Therefore, UNDP would like to recruit two Online Volunteer who will edit the the guideline and toolkit and ensure compliance with UNDP Editing Guideline, and coherence of formatting and spelling.

Task description

1) Editing a model governance framework of digital identity 2) Editing a guideline: DIGITAL LEGAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS: Preventing exclusion, discrimination and other harm in design and implementation


Required experience

1) Native English speaker with professional experience of proofreading and editing into English. 2) Strong commitment in meeting the deadline 3) Attention to details 4) Excellent Microsoft Word Skill


English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


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