Expired on: May 24, 2024
  1. Background

The Coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Elections (CECOE) is a coalition of over 175 civil society organizations operating in all regional states and the two city administrations. CECOE was established in 2019 with the aim of augmenting and coordinating the role of Ethiopian CSOs in election observation, monitoring, voter education, and preventing post-electoral conflicts. CECOE has a proven track record of success, having observed the 6th General Election of Ethiopia, the Sidama referendum, the South West Ethiopia Peoples’ Region referendum, the South Ethiopia referendum and the referendum rerun in Wolaita Zone. CECOE has also been engaged in various advocacy activities, including advocating for electoral reforms, peace building, and enhancing the participation of women in Ethiopian politics. 

CECOE is currently jointly implementing a project with NIMD funded by the European Union (EU) titled” Enhancing the Participation of Women in Ethiopian Politics: Balancing the Scales“, which aims at supporting women in Ethiopia to participate meaningfully and equally in politics and to take leadership positions in democratic institutions (including political parties) at national and regional levels. As part of the project, CECOEhas been preparing women encyclopedia in Amharic which encompasses the profiles of prominent women across various sectors in Ethiopia and seeks to hire consultant who will be responsible for conducting proofreading and editing of the women profiles .     

  • Scope of Work

        2.1 Proofreading and Editing

  • Review ,edit and  standardize  contents  of the profiles
  • Supplement  missing facts to improve the quality of the profiles
  • Verify the accuracy of information included  in the profiles 

             2.2 Communication and Collaboration

  • Work closely in consultation   with CECOE’s focal person and  address any feedback or concerns related to the profiles  
  • Collaborate with the project team, including subject matter experts, to ensure standardized and   human-interest story approach is employed through the proofreading and editing of the profiles.

3. Deliverables

  • Edited, verified, standardized and  proofread 75 profiles ensuring  accurate presentation of the contents adherence to the guidelines to be provided.
  • Timely communication and updates on the progress of Editing and proofreading tasks.

4. Qualifications and Experience

  • Proficiency in both the Amharic and English languages.
  • Proven experience in proofreading , editing and preparation  of biographies, stories or documents, in the relevant languages.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain the integrity of the original content.
  • Proficiency in Amharic editing tools and software, if applicable.
  • Any relevant certifications or degrees in, editing, proofreading, literature or   language studies.

5. Timeline

The assignment is expected to be completed within a total of one month, starting from the signing of the contract agreement commencement date. The following deadlines will apply:

  • Review the prepared profiles- 2 working days
  • develop and share the thematic areas of the profile to ensure uniformity  of  the profiles-2 working days
  • Edit and  standardize uniformity of the contents-  10 working days
  •  Supplement missing facts of the profiles to  enhance  the quality  – Five working days
  • Verify information and ensure a human-interest story approach is used in the portrayal of  the profiles  – Five working days
  • Editing  and final Proof reading works to the women profiles: Eight working days

  6. Proposal Submission

Interested Editors and proofreaders should submit the below documents using the link on or before May 10, 2024.

  • Updated resume or CV highlighting relevant experience.
  • Financial Proposal
  • Consultancy license
  • Samples of previous prepared profiles, proofread and edited  work
  • References from previous clients, if available.

7. Payment Terms

The proof reader and editor will be compensated based on the rate that will be agreed during the selection process and will be documented in the contract. Payment will be made according to the following terms:

  • The proof reader and editor will submit an invoice for the completed tasks on a regular basis,
  • Payment will be processed within five working days of receiving a valid invoice.

    8. Confidentiality

The proof reader and editor is expected to maintain strict confidentiality and not disclose any information related to the project or its content to any third parties.

9. Ownership of Work

 All proofread and edited profiles will become the property of CECOE

10. Application deadline

Proposals should be submitted via the website from May 7, 2024 –May 17, 2024

Job Category: Consultancy
Job Type: Consultant
Job Location: Addis Ababa
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