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United States of America: Writer/Editor, KMC, GHSC-PSM

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Dec 2017

Chemonics seeks a Writer/Editor to work with the Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) in the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Department located in our Arlington, VA office. The Writer/Editor writes, rewrites, and edits technical materials throughout the contractual deliverable lifecycle and for technical report editing process. The successful candidate will work with others in the department and across the company to ensure that materials are consistent with GHSC-PSM branding and marking requirements, are of high quality, and meet the needs of our client. She or he will help establish, maintain, and promote high standards for writing, editing, style, format, design, and production for all written materials on GHSCO. This individual will report directly to the KMC Manager. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!


  • Provide high-quality writing and editing services for all aspects of contractual and technical deliverables.

  • Reviews preliminary outlines and drafts; make suggestions to improve responsiveness to contractual requirements and contribute broadly as a member of the KMC and GHSC-PSM team.

  • Use knowledge of international development issues and trends to provide input into requirements analysis, document outlining, results framework development (when applicable), and the use of pillars and key themes.

  • Work collaboratively with project and technical teams to meet needs for project communication consistent with client standards. Help project identify appropriate resources to carry out project communication tasks.

  • Provide high quality writing and editing services for technical materials throughout project life cycle, including weekly, quarterly, semi-annual reports, and technical materials.
    Participates in the development of the department’s strategic plans, training materials, job aids, and tools, facilitates meetings and represents the department to internal and external clients.

  • Effectively trains and mentors KMC editors and other corporate staff on KMC’s and GHSC-PSM’s tools and systems.
    Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations.

  • Help enforce and promote understanding of corporate practices for billing KMC services.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.

  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

  • Knowledge of company’s main client and its operations preferred.

  • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results.

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, independent thinking, judgment, integrity, and respect for others.

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by December 18, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.