Technical Copy Editor (Thailand)

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 3 Jan 2021

A.About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an intergovernmental regional organization with a vision to reducing disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.

For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

B. Background

Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and 2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16 billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and losses of US$1.7 billion, or 2.6 per cent of GDP.

To increase resilience and achieve climate commitments, there is a need for a transformational shift towards policies and institutions that enable climate resilient investments. Investing in more resilient infrastructure is both profitable and urgent as disruptions are extremely costly for governments, households and private sector and large ongoing investments in infrastructure assets will have long-lasting repercussions as poor maintenance and natural disasters result in a vulnerable stock.

With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five years’ project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans and investments.

In this setting a highly qualified individual is required to support the Project Director (PD) in the overall technical editing of project outputs and other documents. The overall objective of this position is to:

• Support the PD in accurately compiling and collating all technical outputs obtained throughout implementation of the CARE for South Asia project, as well as any other supporting documents (briefs, guidelines, modules, reports, information packs, etc.), into clear, concise, detailed, ready-to-share products.

C. Statement of Intent

The Technical Copy Editor will assist the Project Director in providing technical editing assistance to outputs and other supporting document of the CARE for South Asia Project.

Note:

It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.

D. Duties and Responsibilities

• Support in developing/reviewing the content of brochures, booklets, project reports and pamphlets;

• Assist in proof-reading, copy-editing and aligning the language along with ensuring consistency of content for all publications/technical outputs under the project;

• Support in preparing templates for knowledge management and working with project specialists and staff for incorporating feedback to the designed templates;

• Copy-edit the content to be uploaded on the project knowledge hub;

• Assist in ensuring plagiarism is checked, project branding guidelines are followed and references are complete and accurate;

• Assist in maintaining a database of all final outputs and other relevant documents;

• Performing other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Director.

E. Qualifications and Competencies

• An advanced degree in English, Journalism, Communications or any relevant discipline.

• At least 9 years of professional experience in the technical editing

• Minimum of 7 years of experience in technical editing in the development sector (climate change ad, disaster risk reduction, etc.) preferred.

• Strong writing and communication skills in addition to copy-editing and proofreading

• Technical understanding specific to Climate Adaptation and Resilience will be considered a strong asset

• Demonstrated experience with organizing, interpreting and presenting information in a clear written form for varied audiences

• Understanding of graphic design and/or design software skills will be an added advantage

• Well versed in using tools for editing, plagiarism checking and developing quality content

• Experience of working effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural team including the ability to liaise with technical staff and present information in a clear, concise and engaging style.

• Proficiency in English language.

F. Reporting Relationships

The Technical Copy Editor will report directly to the Project Director (PD) and will work in close coordination with the PIU, CARE for South Asia Project.

G. Contract Duration

The contract duration will be for 1 year. The consultant’s performance will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

H. Selection Method

The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and in compliance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourages diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.



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