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HQ Technical Editor/Document Production Manager for Resilient Housing Programs
Title:HQ Technical Editor/Document Production Manager for Resilient Housing Programs



Job Title: Technical Editor/Document Production Manager for Resilient Housing Programs
Industry: Non-profit/International Development
Function: Technical – Editor, Writer / Project Management
Job Location: Remote
Start Date: Immediately
Term: Consultant 4-6 months
Salary: Competitive


Organization Description

Build Change is an international non-profit social enterprise founded in 2004 with the mission of greatly reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapse in earthquakes and hurricanes in challenging post-disaster and vulnerable environments. Our team of dedicated staff designs disaster-resistant buildings, trains people to build them, facilitates access to capital for safe reconstruction and retrofitting and works with governments to enforce building standards and develop systems that promote development and progressively reduce disaster risk.

Build Change works in both post-disaster and mitigation contexts and currently has programs in Indonesia, Haiti, Philippines, Colombia, Guatemala and Nepal. In addition, Build Change regularly conducts reconnaissance, consultation or construction industry analysis including in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Lucia and Micronesia after recent devastating windstorms. To date, Build Change has trained over 54,000 people in disaster-resistant design and construction who in turn have built over 79,000 safer buildings. In the process, Build Change has created more than 29,000 jobs.

To learn more about us, and our programs in Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala, Philippines, Nepal, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands, visit www.buildchange.org.


Position Description

The consultant will work with the CEO, Colombia program leadership, and other relevant stakeholders in Build Change to lead in the production of at least three documents intended for public release, and for different audiences, compiling and systematizing the experiences from the Colombia Resilient Housing Disaster Prevention Program.

The consultant will produce the documents based on existing documents, proposals, reports, and direct input from key staff and stakeholders. Main in depth pieces will provide the basis of lighter documents tailored for digital and paper releases, as well as public presentations. The main intended uses, and therefore audiences of this work will be:

  • Fund and partnership development collateral.
  • Business development supporting documentation.
  • Advocacy and promotion pieces, for stakeholder engagement, thought leadership and knowledge sharing.

The consultant will report to the CEO and will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Develop functional understanding of the Colombia preventive program for resilient housing, development, evolution, achievements, and outlook, based on the existing documentation and reports related to it.
  • Update and complete the document inventory.
  • Produce and implement a project plan.
  • Prioritize with the relevant stakeholders, target audiences, and document types to produce in the period.
  • Lead on editing the main and secondary documents, including layout, technical and graphic content curation, language consistency, and formatting.
  • Coordinate with the different stakeholders timely and high quality inputs, reviews, and internal comments.
  • Identify the need and coordinate with external suppliers, such as graphic designer, printing, web designer, etc.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications consistency of institutional image, positioning and release strategy.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • University degree in a discipline related to technical writing, publishing, English language, with proven professional experience in producing public documents or publications.
  • Understanding of, and experience in, Architecture, Engineering, or Public and Economic Policy are desirable.
  • Excellent technical writing and language skills are necessary. Experience in textbooks, or published technical documents is desirable.
  • Project management experience with demonstrated experience in delivering outcomes on time.
  • Computer literacy is a must. Though graphic design will be outsourced, experience using publishing software, as InDesign is helpful.
  • Superior organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a strong plus.



Then please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled and will be reviewed as received. Qualified women and citizens of Build Change’s program countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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