English Language Editor

International Organization for Migration


  • At least 4 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Preferably Junior Associate (1-4 yrs experience) specializing in Journalist/Editor or equivalent.


Position Title: English Language Editor
Duty Station: Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC)
Classification: General Service/ G-6
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: April 01, 2020
Salary: PHP 705,546.00 per annum net of taxes



This position will be based in Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC), Philippines and may only be filled by the country's nationals.


Under the overall guidance of the Head of Migration Policy Research Division and the direct supervision of the Publications Coordinator based in Headquarters, the English Language Editor is responsible and accountable in editing manuscripts intended to be published as IOM publications.


Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Communication Arts, Development Communications, Mass Communications, English Studies, English Literature or a relevant field from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with six years of relevant professional experience.


  • Substantial editorial experience;
  • In-depth knowledge of IOM House Style and IOM Spelling List;
  • Strong knowledge of UNTERM and United Nations Style;
  • Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and APA Style;
  • Proficiency in MS applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PPT) and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC;
  • Familiarity with subjects of direct relevance to the work of IOM, including research and operational experience in major areas of IOM activities an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proactive team player who can work under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work on simultaneous jobs, can work independently and thinks strategically;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications until 01 April 2020 at the latest.


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IOM welcomes applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic.


Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Info

  • Salary between PHP 58.00 and PHP 58.00
  • Location: Makati City, NCR.
  • Full Time position(s) are available.
  • Number of vacancies: 1.

About Us

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency

Established in 1951, as the global lead agency on migration, IOM works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.

IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.

With 169 Member States (as of 2018), additional 8 States holding observer status and over 400 Field locations, IOM continues to grow. IOM counts more than 11,000 staff, with more than 97 percent of staff members based in the Field, with international-to-national staff ratio of 1:9.

IOM's structure is highly decentralized, with IOM Headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland and this has enabled the Organization to acquire the capacity to deliver an ever -increasing number and diversity of projects and programmes. This global decentralized structure enables IOM to respond quickly and with flexibility to an ever changing migration environment.

In 2003, the Global Administrative Centre was established in Manila (now known as the Manila Administrative Centre or MAC), and provides global support in the areas of finance, human resources management, information technology, staff security, project tracking, and health claims processing, among others.