Save the Children Consultancy Services for Proof Reading and Editing Child Rights / Child Protection Course Materials – kenya 2013


Save the Children International East Africa Regional Office 
Provision of Consultancy Services for Proof Reading and Editing Child Rights / Child Protection Course Materials
Save the Children International (SCI) is the world’s leading independent organization for children.
As part of our contribution towards ensuring that every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children has been working with armed forces in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since 1998 and with the African Union (AU) for the last ten years to promote the rights of children in conflicts, post-conflict and protracted political emergency situations.

In view of this trend, SCI has continuously supported capacity building initiatives of security and defense forces.

To this end, SCI intends to support development of existing training materials by engaging services of a consultant with significant knowledge of proofreading and editing and in-depth familiarity with the regional approaches to child rights and child protection.
The Scope of the Services and Objectives of the Consultancy
The overall goal of the consultancy is to edit and proofread the training materials, and provide corrections and suggest edits to maintain SCI established style, tone or form and quality without compromising the message.
The specific outputs of the consultancy are as follows:
a) With combination of creativity and excellent organization and meticulous attention to details, the incumbent will assist the Project Management Team (PMT) to provide extensive editing and proofreading ensuring editorial quality and graphic design;
b) The Consultant will ensure the linguistic and typographic presentation of the materials throughout the document including structure of the text, coherence of content, syntax, style, typesetting and presentations;
c) Edit and proofread all the sections and be capable of adjusting writing style for the targeted audience; and
d) Provision of recommendations for improving presentation of information;
The following are the deliverables for the consultancy:
  • A general work plan as well as the proposed approach to undertaking the scope of work described in the Terms of Reference;
  • Professionally edited manuscript, formatted for publishing; and
  • An editorial report outlining recommendations for improving presentation of information
Qualifications and Experience
The SCI intends to hire a consultant with an advanced degree in journalism, publishing or any other area of social sciences with experience in editing and proofreading.
In addition, the Consultant must have proven track record and extensive experience in the following:
  • At least 5 years of related professional experience in editing and publishing, preferably in the field of peace and conflict.
  • A working experience in this area within international organizations would be an added asset;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment, under pressure while maintaining a high level of accuracy;
  • Good knowledge of the global child protection indicators and guidelines as well as trends in mainstreaming child protection issues into the UN/AU peace support operations; and
  • Sufficient knowledge of MS Office Pack; working knowledge of InDesign CS3 and good understanding of emerging communication and information technologies and their potential use.
Submitting expressions of interest
Save the Children invites expressions of interest from individuals with the experience and skills described above.
  • A cover letter of no more than 3 pages introducing the consultant and how the skills and competencies above are met, with concrete examples as appropriate
  • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience, including contactable referees
  • Proven record of experience in editorial and proofreading work
  • One or two examples of editorial reports of previous assignments
Applications with the subject line “Proofreading and Editing of the Child Protection Materials for Security and Defense Forces should be submitted to:
Save the Children Regional Office.
Email Address: 
by 25th September 2013
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.
All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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