Communications Expert

Location
Global
City
N/A
Contract Type
Individual Consultant (Deliverable)
Grade
N/A
Salary scale
Individual Consultant Scale
Contract Duration
on demand basis
Date to close (KST)
31/12/2020
Job Reference
17-001

Introduction:

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated workstreams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

Over two thirds of GGGI staff are long-term embedded within 25 partner country governments around the world, many of which operate in languages other than GGGI’s official language of (American) English. Many official branded materials, including publications, reports, brochures, presentation, web content etc., are co-developed in partner-government languages to communicate most effectively with key stakeholders.

Scope of Work: 

For Copy Editing Contracts:

  • Review and quality control various formats of written content to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Institute’s publications policy including writing style, citations, references and content formats
  • Re-write texts, where necessary, to ensure clarity and consistency
  • Ensure all citations are referenced and raise queries with the author whenever required
  • Make recommendations to authors to improve readability and accuracy of documents including, inter alia, content structure, key messaging, page/ section/ chapter layout and infographics content
  • Where applicable, work with various departments to and prepare manuscripts for publication, including application for ISBN registration

For Green Growth Technical Translator

  • Produce translations from English into one of GGGI’s partner government languages, or vice versa, of texts of all kinds (documents, publications, press releases, event write ups, GGGI website pages, etc.) related to GGGI’s technical assistance in Green Growth, Green Economy, Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Land Use, Green/ Climate Investment, Sustainable Water, Green Jobs, Social Inclusion and Green Cities

Qualifications

For Copy Editing contracts:

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, journalism, public policy or relevant field
  • In depth knowledge of English grammar and different writing styles
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Office Suite including track changes and sharing draft material using a SharePoint environment
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and provide accurate results in a short amount of time
  • 5+ years of in writing, copy editing and structuring publications including sharpening and other advanced written products for international organizations, national governments, NGOs and/or development partners
  • Substantial experience in writing and editing publications in English related to Green Growth, Green Economy, Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Land Use, Green/ Climate Investment, Sustainable Water, Green Jobs, Social Inclusion and Green Cities
  • Sound knowledge of issues relating to Government Policy Development and Implementation, Sustainable Development, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Green Growth, Renewable Energy and Social Inclusion
  • Knowledge of advocacy and communications strategies
  • Understanding of the development of complimentary promotional communications collateral to support the launch of long form print publication including, ISBN registration, online promotional campaigns, social media campaign management techniques, and infographics development
  • Mastery of written English

 

For Green Growth Technical Translator contracts:

  • Advanced professional translation qualification from a leading institute or school of translation or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years' relevant experience producing translation from in the relevant language, preferably gained in an international organization
  • Proven experience in the translation of texts and participation in projects requiring the translation of texts dealing with Green Growth subject matters
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Office Suite including track changes and sharing draft material using a SharePoint environment
  • Native of the language being translated into and perfect knowledge of that culture
  • Excellent knowledge of and professional capacity to translate from English