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Technical (AFOLU) editor consultant

Technical (AFOLU) editor consultant

Period of Performance: 01/01/2019-31/12/2019

Contract Type: Time and Materials

 

Introduction 

USAID Green Invest Asia is a project of the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that catalyzes private investment in agribusiness and forestry companies committed to sustainable agricultural, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) practices in Southeast Asia. It links investors with environmentally and socially responsible deals, while helping businesses scale and become investment-ready with environmental and business consulting services. Sustainable land use management promoted by the facility will contribute to reducing commodity-driven deforestation and land degradation, and assist corporates and investors achieve sustainability goals.

 

Background

USAID Green Invest offers a range of technical services – including carbon assessments – which include reporting requirements to both the client and donor. The project presents to audiences that have varied levels of AFOLU knowledge.

Objectives

USAID Green Invest Asia is looking to contract a technical editor on an on-call basis to provide quality editing for environmental technical reports, including carbon assessments, and to provide input for presentations on AFOLU themes to audiences with little background in AFOLU.  The successful consultant will support the communication team in quality assurance of technical AFOLU communications, and ensure they are both accurate, as well as accessible and understandable even for audiences with little familiarity with AFOLU. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will report to the Communications and Marketing Manager.

 

  • Edit documents for use within the U.S. Government and externally, in American English that follow USAID standards for the use of clear and easily understood language (Associated Press Style Guideline). The finished product is well organized, concise, and easily accessible to a broad audience and provides the requested information in the specified format. Depending on the audience, the editor will be able to define technical terms.

 

Detailed specifications for each individual assignment will be given to the selected editor as and when services are requested.

 

Deliverables

  • Technical products, as requested

 

Payment Schedule/Level of Effort

#

Deliverable

LOE

(in days)

Due Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Invoicing

1.  

Technical reports, as requested

20

TBD

*

2.

Other content, as requested

15

TBD

 

Total:

35

 

 

 

*Invoicing: Design services will be delivered on an on-call basis. Payment is made according to a timesheet (actual time spent on a design product) and deliverables to be submitted by the consultant for approval.

Selection Criteria

Criteria

Score

(Out of 100 total pts.)

Level IV (fluent) English, speaking/writing and fluency in AFOLU terminology required.

40

A minimum of five years of relevant research, writing, editing in English or other work experience with organizations working on AFOLU issues

30

University degree in communications, journalism, environmental sciences or other academic discipline related to scope of work

5

Demonstrated track record of timely turnaround at reasonable cost, ability to work remotely using Google-based cloud service to edit in group, and proven ability to incorporate comments into successive drafts

15

A working knowledge of the international development field, and specifically USAID activities, projects and programs, is desirable, but not required.

5

Data visualization and simple graphic design is desirable, but not required

5

Total:

100

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, three relevant work samples (must reflect AFOLU theme) of copy edited (including before versions, if possible) and two professional work references to the Pact Thailand Human Resources Unit via thailandrecruitment@pactworld.org. Recruitment open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Contact : thailandrecruitment@pactworld.org


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