Editor/Proofreader Non-profit Jobs – Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

Job Title:    Editor/Proofreader
Organisation: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of
Africa (SIHA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The
Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – SIHA Network – is a
coalition of civil society organisations from Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Uganda. Founded in 1995, the
organisation advocates for social change and gender equality in the Horn region
and works specifically on protecting women’s human rights, promoting women’s
access to justice, supporting economic empowerment and activating women’s
political participation. SIHA’s secretariat/HQ is located in Kampala, Uganda
and SIHA maintains field offices in Sudan and South Sudan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute to the drafting of a
    number of SIHA annual publications
  • Edit, review and supervise the quality
    assurance of all SIHA published work
  • The Editor/Proofreader will also ensure
    content, spelling, punctuation and accuracy of all print material
  • Confirm that revised proofs are correct and changes
    have been made and that text and diagrams are positioned correctly and
    page numbers are in the proper order
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • At least three years’ experience in
    proofreading/editing.
  • Previous exposure and experience working on
    documentation relating to the Horn of Africa countries in particular is an
    advantage.
  • The ideal candidate for this career
    opportunity should have proven English writing abilities and strong
    editing and reviewing abilities and is preferably a native English
    speaker.
  • Impeccable grammar skills, experience in
    long-form content proofing, extensive knowledge of citation formatting,
    meticulous attention to detail and an ability to turn projects around on
    very tight timelines are all preferred characteristics of candidates.
  • Possess excellent networking skills, team
    work abilities, and cross cultural sensitivity.
  • The ideal candidate should be highly
    motivated, dynamic and be capable of taking initiative (‘self-starting’)
    in ensuring the work is effectively done and should possess a strong
    interest in women and Human Rights in the Horn of Africa Region.
  • SIHA appreciates candidates with abilities to
    work independently, and those possessing high levels of integrity and
    commitment to his/her work
NB: SIHA is committed to offer a fair remuneration
based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, contact
details for three professional references, and an application/cover letter to
johanna@sihanet.org and CC hala@sihanet.org with the Subject Line ‘Editor/
Proofreader– SIHA Regional Office.’
Deadline: 29th February, 2016

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