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Country: Kenya
Organization: Columbia Global Centers in Eastern and Southern Africa
Closing date: 2 May 2022

Annual Report Editor
Individual Consultant

Tentative Duration: 10 Working Days
Work Type: Consultancy (Home – Based/Onsite)

Columbia Global Center Nairobi in Eastern and Southern Africa (CGC | Nairobi), established in Kenya on 12 May 2011, is part of Columbia University's global network of centers, aiming to create research opportunities, scholarship, and teaching worldwide. Our Center serves as a regional hub for research and collaboration as part of Columbia University's strategy to achieve a global presence and links the continent to Columbia's scientific rigor, technological innovation, and academic leadership. The Center provides Columbia students and academics with a base to conduct research in and for Africa. There are currently nine Columbia Global Centers operating in Amman, Beijing, Mumbai, Paris, Istanbul, Nairobi, Santiago, Tunis, and Rio de Janeiro. Our programs have three core components: Research, Education, and Public Engagement. The thematic areas of focus include:

  1. Business Empowerment
  2. Creative and Liberal Arts
  3. Education and Knowledge
  4. Health Initiatives
  5. Refugees and Migration
  6. Climate Change

At the Center, we aim to:
Enable the highest levels of knowledge and learning in and for Africa.
Create a hub for global curriculum and scholarly outreach in the region.
Link the academic pursuits of the Global Center to Columbia's main campus and around the world.
Advance Columbia's vision of producing 21st-century global citizens.

The Center is in the process of preparing its 2021-2022 annual report and requires an external editor to proofread, refine, and objectively provide feedback on the content created. Special emphasis is required in editing the draft report (70 pages in estimate) while ensuring the content is comprehensible, concise, and maintains its intended meaning. Thus, the Center seeks to engage a dynamic and highly skilled consultant in the role of a report editor to support its 2021-2022 Annual Report. Under the Communication Officer's supervision, the consultant will be responsible for editing and finalizing the Annual Report in the given timeframe.

Specific Tasks to be Completed to Achieve the Objectives:

  • Initial briefings at Center offices, follow up, and Q&A
  • Editorial work
  • Revision, writing and re-writing of the submitted draft report (70 pages approximate).
  • Suggestions for additional text, data, and graphics.
  • Liaison with 2021 annual report committee for approval of text changes.
  • Original writing where necessary to fill gaps and required changes on the existing content made.
  • Liaison with the designer during the layout stage.
  • Final edit
  • Collaboration with the designer on finalizing report text in the layout.
  • Submission of the completed report
  • Approved text by the Director and Communications Officer.
  • Approved text received by graphic designer.

Qualifications and Special Knowledge/Experience Required and Desirable for Undertaking the Assignment
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, Creative Writing, Public Relations, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Proven experience in report writing demonstrated through at least two samples.
  • Experience in producing corporate products.
  • Previous experience in copy-editing will be an asset.
  • Familiarity with report writing requirements.
  • Competencies
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • High proficiency in the use of Word and Excel applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work with diverse people.
  • Capacity to start the work immediately and finish within the required timelines

Duration of the consultancy:
Over seven (7) days, the consultant is expected to carry out the assignment between 16th May –27th May 2022
Supervision Arrangements
The Communication Officer will supervise the individual consultant and work closely with the 2021-2022 Annual Report Planning team.

Traveling to CGC | Nairobi may form part of the consultancy.

How to apply:

How to Apply
Provide a cover letter (2 pages max) detailing how you will carry out the work. Include a CV, sample of work (at least 2), and financial proposal. Submit the documents by 2nd May 2022 to nairobi.cgc@columbia.edu.

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