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STTA Editor - Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity

The Kaizen Company is seeking short-term technical assistance (STTA) Editor to support the USAID Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (“the Activity”).

About The Kaizen Company

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of development assistance and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change.

USAID Jordan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity Overview

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity is designed to ensure USAID’s activities in Jordan achieve their intended results through monitoring and evaluation, strategic assessments, and USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach (CLA). Kaizen helps USAID create a dynamic learning environment among development actors, focused on innovation, quality, and knowledge sharing. Through the Kaizen Accelerator, a rapid procurement mechanism, a cohort of Jordanian firms work with the Activity to successfully deliver activities while simultaneously strengthening their management and compliance systems. The Kaizen approach provides USAID with high-quality MEL services across its portfolio, builds the capacity of local Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) institutions, and ensure programs meaningfully incorporate local participation. The Activity team ensures program sustainability by building the technical and institutional capacity of one or more local firms that are capable of managing the follow-on MEL Activity in the future.  

Responsibilities and Tasks

Kaizen is currently looking to recruit a short-term Editor to provide support to the Activity on a needs basis. The position would include up to 60 nonconsecutive days of support to the Activity over a 12 month period. Although the Activity is based in Jordan, any nationality may apply.

Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing and improving text, proofreading, reviewing, and editing written and digital content. This includes evaluation/assessment reports, newsletters, success stories, flyers and brochures, and other outward-facing Activity related products. 
  • Ensure that final work products are error-free, consistent, and accurate.
  • Review content for acronyms, abbreviations, and subject-specific nomenclature.
  • Harmonization of the voice and flow throughout documents.
  • Verification of spacing, font size, etc. as instructed by the Activity.
  • Suggest process improvements through exposure to editing and proofing procedures.
  • Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at any given time.
  • Other similar editing duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, humanities, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Must have 2 to 4+ years of experience in writing and editing.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Detail-oriented, quick reader, and multi-tasker.
  • Previous experience working with USAID-funded projects.

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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