• Technical (AFOLU) Editor Consultant

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    Posted Date 9 months ago(12/20/2018 9:10 AM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    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.


    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.


    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.  

    Key Responsibilities

    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.


    • Technical products, as requested

    Payment Schedule/Level of Effort





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    Technical reports, as requested





    Other content, as requested









    *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.

    Basic Requirements

    Selection Criteria



    (Out of 100 total pts.)

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


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


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


    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


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


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






    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.


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