Professional Report Writer and Editor

  AACS Consulting
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 450
Date Posted:Aug 31, 2019
Reference:AACS-VA-063
Closing Date:Sep 15, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About AACS Consulting:

Founded:  

AACS Consulting is a leading professional services and management consulting firm founded in early 2009 and headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. A diverse team of national and international experts with combined experience of several decades, enables AACS Consulting to provide customized and quality professional services. These services are offered in areas Research and Survey, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Development, Audit and Tax Advisory, and Inspection and Certifications. For nearly a decade, AACS Consulting has helped a wide range of government, United Nations, international development, and business institutions maximize on opportunities and overcome business challenges in various areas and industries. AACS Consulting is looking for an experienced Professional Report Writer and Editor with strong skills in written English language. The incumbent is expected to proofread, edit, format and help finalize technical reports (in the areas of agriculture and irrigation) and publications that are originally written in English. The incumbent will also help improve reports and publications in terms of readerfriendliness, consistency, flow, and style. This position requires that the incumbent be able to manage stress while also remaining productive and meeting deadlines. 

Job Summary:

Years of Experience: 10 Years Contract Duration: Fixed-term, with three months’ probationary period Gender: Male/Female Education: - Master’s Degree preferably in public administration, public policy, political or social science, international studies or related field; or - Bachelor's degree can be substituted in lieu of Masters with 10 additional years of relevant experience.

Skills Required:

General

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

 Outstanding command of written and spoken English is required; excellent writing and editing/reviewing skills in the English language a must;  Demonstrate strong written communication, research and analysis skills, and the ability to rapidly integrate information from various sources;  Knowledgeable of and willing to follow established brand guidelines of AACS Consulting and USAID;  Ability to work in track changes in MS Word files is required;  Technical skills in production, editing, and ability to write quickly, clearly and concisely in English;  Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and respond to all communications from AACS Consulting technical and administrative teams. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

The deliverables of the editorial services sought include the following:  Provide editing and proof-reading services for materials ranging from complex publications to substantive technical documents. Provide technical writing if requested/required for some sections/paragraphs to improve the readability of reports.  Perform substantive editing of reports: including up to 3 rounds of editing and proofreading in track changes in MS Word.  Perform editing in accordance with AACS Consulting and USAID communications guidance and manuals.  The Professional Report Writer and Editor will be responsible for ensuring: +93 (0) 784 27 27 73 info@aacs-consulting.com www.aacs-consulting.com House 10, Street 11, Qala-e-Fathullah, Kabul, Afghanistan o Copyediting, proofreading, filling in gaps in the information, restructuring and rewriting as and if required; o Correct spelling and appropriate use of words with correct grammar and syntax; o A consistent style and format throughout the document; o Correct use of English while maintaining the authors’ writing style to the extent practicable; o Elimination of repetition and inconsistencies; o Appropriate positioning and numbering of boxes, figures and tables; o Consistent font (s) – as relevant to headings and text o Appropriate use of italicized and bolded words o Ensure all footnotes, sources, references are complete and consistent o A thorough review of annexes (people consulted, bibliography, etc.) to highlight incomplete areas along with consistency in presentation as per AACS Consulting guidelines. o Prepare a complete table of contents and acronym list per document. o Editing/review of figures, tables, infographics and pictures. o Proofread designed layout files to ensure a complete print-ready file.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Academic Qualifications  Master’s Degree preferably in public administration, public policy, political or social science, international studies or related field; or  Bachelor's degree can be substituted in lieu of Masters with 10 additional years of relevant experience.


Experience  Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in editing, writing, proofreading, including significant experience with print publications and technical documents in the areas of international development, agriculture, technical studies, research, survey, assessment and feasibility studies is required;  Proven record of edited reports, publications or technical documents;  Experience in publication/report writing and editing for USAID, UN agencies and/or other international organizations is required; and  Experience in professional editing in the area of Research, Survey, Monitoring, Evaluation, Technical Feasibility Studies, and the like.

Job Keywords:

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