Job: Technical Writer (closed)

The Technical Writer will draft and edit various Project documents, including, among others, technical abstracts and documents, reports, communications outreach materials including storyboards, press releases, invitations. S/he will proofread, edit and provide clarity for all staff external outputs.

POSITION: Technical Writer

LOCATION: USAID Wildlife Asia Office, Bangkok, Thailand

CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time

REPORTING: Communications, Outreach and Learning Specialist

 

ROLE: The Technical Writer will draft and edit various Project documents, including, among others, technical abstracts and documents, reports, communications outreach materials including storyboards, press releases, invitations.  S/he will proofread, edit and provide clarity for all staff external outputs.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Technical Writer shall be primarily responsible for carrying out the following activities:

  • Provide technical writing and editorial review of all project materials in a quick, efficient manner (program briefs, reporting requirements, conference documents, technical abstracts and materials, presentations, journal articles, technical reports and public information materials).
  • Check that all project materials are responsive/compliant, sound, internally consistent, and appropriately address all reporting and procurement requirements.
  • Review drafts of project materials to make recommendations to improve responsiveness/ compliance, organization, and clarity.
  • Prepare and assist with preparation, coordination, copyediting and proofing of large and small reports and papers; as well as write-ups for USAID.
  • Compile news reports on wildlife trafficking or a production of USAID Wildlife Asia Weekly News round-up and Counter Wildlife Trafficking Digest.
  • Ensure document quality and branding as per USAID branding guidelines.
  • Work closely with project team members to cater writing style for project needs.
  • Other duties as may be set out by the Communications, Outreach and Learning Specialist or the Chief of Party.
     

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in liberal arts, social science, journalism, communications, or a similar field plus minimum 7 years of professional editing/writing experience or an advanced degree in the above with at least 3 years of professional editing/writing experience. Previous experience with and knowledge of USG Graphic Standard Manual and Partner Co-Branding Guide is a plus.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • English mother-tongue (native-level) fluency required, fluency in Thai is a plus. Ability to read, write and effectively
  • communicate nuance in English language. Excellent and proven writing and verbal skills in English.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office Suite, Acrobat Adobe.
  • Advanced skills and experience with WordPress and HTML.
  • Excellent, organization skills and ability to function in a fast-paced setting. Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly research and identify information with minimal to no supervision.
  • Flexibility, tact, and ability to work with diverse kinds of team members under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, proactive attitude that thrives under pressure as part of a team.
  • Outstanding skills in persuasive writing and the ability to present technical ideas in a concise way.
  • Thai residency or a long-term Thai working permit is preferred.
  • Familiarity with issues related to wildlife conservation is a plus.
     

Interested candidates, submit CV and letter of interest to: hr@USAIDWildlifeAsia.org

Subject line:  USAID Wildlife Asia – Technical Writer

Deadline: August 31, 2018.

 

Contact : hr@USAIDWildlifeAsia.org