Deliverables Editor

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Job Description

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Location: Zambia

City/Cities Location Details: Lusaka, Remote

Job Code: 6972



  • Zambia Local Impact Governance
  • Deliverables Editor
  • Proposed Personnel TBD
  • Position Deliverables Editor
  • Period of Performance On/About (From – To) June 1, 2022 December 31, 2022
  • Maximum Level of Effort 1,000 pages
  • Base of Operations Remote/virtual
  • position reports to Chief of Party

1. Project Background:

Local Impact Governance is helping Zambia build up a sub-national system of governance for devolved service delivery more responsive to citizen needs. The program is engaging national and sub-national authorities to expand the capabilities of district-level governance bodies to deliver sustainable development outcomes, increase effective citizen and private-sector involvement in development planning and monitoring, and improve public financial management and domestic revenue generation.

The activity is working toward three objectives:

  • Objective 1 : Citizens improve their collective skills to effectively assess service-delivery needs and performance and constructively engage with government.
  • Objective 2 : The sub-national governance system becomes more responsive to citizen needs, generates, and accountably expends revenue, and improves service-delivery outcomes.
  • Objective 3 : The program generates learning and facilitates problem solving that supports the development of an effective, financially viable sub-national governance system for devolved services, capable of being scaled up throughout Zambia.

2. Role’s Purpose:

  • The Deliverables Editor will work closely with the Local Impact team to support drafting and editing programmatic deliverables, including quarterly and annual reports, work plans, concept notes, technical assessments/studies/reports, and others.

3. Tasks

The Deliverables Editor will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Edit writing products, focusing on logical flow clarity of prose and consistent formatting, along with correcting grammar, punctuation and syntax as needed
  • Ensure all written products adhere to USAID’s Branding and Marking regulations, the Local Impact project Branding and Marking Implementation Plan, and other USAID guidance on project documents
  • Support the Local Impact and DAI management teams on improved reporting and presentation of the program
  • Assist in the production of all required program reports and deliverables for USAID, including quarterly reports, the annual report, and other documents as needed.
  • Adhere to all deadlines set by the Local Impact Chief of Party and technical teams

4. Deliverables

  • Quarterly reports
  • Annual report
  • Annual work plans
  • Technical reports and deliverables
  • Other reports as required in collaboration with the COP and technical team

5. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, political science, international development, or other related social sciences field
  • Native oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural communications ability
  • Experience supporting USAID-funded programs

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