ADVERTISEMENT – PROOF READER REQUIRED
Project Background: The DFID/CSO Youth Guidance Project
Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) is seeking to recruit a proof reader to finalise the language, content and flow of the Donor Youth Participation Guide. This is a vital aspect of the Youth Guidance Project which aims to develop, pilot and disseminate guidance and resources to Donor Agency country offices on how to meaningfully engage young people in their work. The project is a collaboration between DFID and a range of civil society partners and a number of other Donor Agencies (e.g. World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, etc.), with project management being led by SPW through the Project Manager. It represents a strategic opportunity to engage with and support major institutional donors in developing a more effective approach to working with and for young people in development.
Job Description: Proof Reader
S/he will be responsible for:
* Making sure all punctuation, spelling and grammar is accurate.
* Making sure all spellings are in English – not American English.
* Final check of sentence structure (an initial check is being done by a separate editor).
The Proof Reader will need:
* Be an enthusiastic, pro-active advocate for Youth Participation & Youth led development
* Have a significant amount of practical experience in copy editing youth focused development reports.
Time frame & location of job
The role is a short term position starting from Thursday 28th January 2010 (for between 2-4 days; this is an indicative date and the finalization of actual dates will be discussed at the interview). The work is to be conducted from either SPW offices in Westminster, London or a place of the successful candidate’s choice based in the UK. This will be agreed upon in discussion with the Project Manager.
Payment for Services
The Proof Reader will be employed as a consultant to SPW, and will receive payment for successful consulting services at the end of February at a rate of £100/day (expected to be 2-4 days of work).
Please email your CV (no more than 2 pages) with a one page cover letter, which explains your suitability for the job (to include the name, email address & telephone number of 2 references). Please email to the Project Manager, Sarah Huxley at: email@example.com
Closing date: 10am Friday 22nd January 2010.
Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will either be interviewed at SPW or via telephone on 25 January 2010.