Editor Manager, GHSCO

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 20 March 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 March 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks an editor at the manager-level, to work within its growing Communications and Design division with the Global Health and Supply Chain (GHSC) Office, located in Arlington, VA. The manager will re-write, and edit technical materials for the Global Health and Supply Chain Office to include proposals, technical practice and corporate communication materials, and other deliverables. The manager will ensure that all materials are consistent with Chemonics’ corporate brand, are of high quality, and meet the needs of our client. The editor manager will help establish, maintain, and promote high standards for writing, editing, style, format, design, and production for all written materials in the GHSC Office. The manager will train GHSC Office staff in writing and will contribute to the development of related training materials and tools. Communications and Design provides strategic communications support to GHSCO leadership and staff, including editorial support and proposal editing and graphics support. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide high-quality editing services for all aspects of new business work
  • Review preliminary outlines and drafts; make suggestions to improve responsiveness to RFPs and contributes broadly as a member of the proposal team
  • Use knowledge of international development issues and trends to provide input into RFP analysis, proposal outlining, results framework development, and the use of pillars and key themes
  • Work collaboratively with various teams across the GHSC Office and health and supply chain practice teams to meet needs for project communication consistent with corporate and client standards
  • Provide high quality editing services for technical materials throughout project life cycle, including proposals, final reports, and technical practice and outreach materials
  • Help enforce and promote understanding of corporate practices for billing project communication services
  • Participate in the development of the department’s strategic plans, training materials, job aids, and tools, facilitate meetings and represent the department to internal and external clients
  • Apply expertise in global health supply chain to contribute substantively to communication goals and objectives
  • Train and mentor staff on Chemonics’ tools and systems
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff
  • Ensure that staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow professional


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Knowledge of USAID’s Global Health Bureau and its operations preferred
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year
  • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, independent thinking, judgment, integrity, and respect for others
  • Proficiency in a foreign language preferred

Application instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by March 20, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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