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  • Editor at ActionAid Nigeria

  • Posted on: 13 July, 2017 Deadline: 19 July, 2017
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  • ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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    Job Summary

    • ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is seeking to recruit an Editor to edit and proof-read PROGRESS Project documents.

    Background of the Project

    • Promoting Girls Retention and Enrolment in Secondary School (PROGRESS) project aims to improve access, retention and learning outcomes of marginalised secondary school girls through interventions that strengthen the school-based management committee (SBMC) model and girl’s safe spaces.
    • In SBMC the authority for administration, monitoring, evaluation and review of education policy issues, including governance, teaching and learning activities are devolved to a local SBMC.
    • This comprises head and representative of teachers, parents, community, traditional institutions, students, alumni, faith-based organisations, artisans, civil society organisation among others.
    • The project is currently running across 24 schools in 5 LGAs (Rabah, Bodinga, Wamako Gudu and Tangaza)

    Project Goal:

    • Girls in Sokoto State have Access to Quality Secondary Education.

    Project Objectives

    • Support the systematisation and institutionalisation of SBMC in Sokoto state, through project pilot in 11 Junior Secondary School (JSS) and 9 Senior Secondary School (SSS) and an approved state policy on institutionalization of SBMC.
    • Advocate to government for the institutionalisation of SBMC in Sokoto State
    • Support the establishment and running of 24 in-school girls spaces towards improved life and vocational skills for girls in project schools in Sokoto State and linked to the SBMC.
    • Women wing of SBMC and four (4) professional bodies work towards girls’ enrolment, retention and improved quality education in 14 Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and 10 Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) in Sokoto State.

    Project Outcomes

    • Increased enrollment and retention of girls in 11 JSS and 9 SSS in Sokoto state.
    • Improved learning outcomes for 3,458 girls in 11 JSS and 9 SSS in Sokoto state by 2017.
    • Increased knowledge and practice on transferable skills acquisition and life skills through functional safe space for 3,458 girls in project schools.
    • Functional SBMC in place in 14 JSS and 10 SSS and an approved policy on institutionalization of SBMC in Sokoto State
    • Increased participation of women in school governance towards improved girls’ education in 14 JSS and 10 SSS in Sokoto state.
    • Contribution to knowledge on institutionalisation of SBMC and other factors that enhance quality secondary education for girls in Sokoto state
    • Improved learning environment towards girls quality education in 14 JSS and 10 SSS in Sokoto State

    The Task
    Editing and Proof-reading of 3 Project Documents

    • School Based Management Policy Document - 17 Pages
    • School Based Management Guideline Document - 40 Pages
    • School Based Management Committee Monitoring Manual - 60 Pages

    Expertise Required for the Training
    The Consulting firm/Consultant shall have:

    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in editing and proof- reading  policy documents
    • Detail-oriented; demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet client deadlines.
    • Must have consulted for similar peer organisation. (Details should be stated).

    Remuneration

    • The consultant will be paid based on the total number of days at the AAN consultancy policy rate.
    • Please note that ActionAid Nigeria will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% Withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.
    • To this effect, the consultant will be required to provide his or her Tax Identification Number (TIN).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified Consultants/Consulting firms should forward their applications, showing his/her competencies in an expression of interest letter and his/her CV, any other relevant information, demonstrating skill and experience in this area, to: procurement.nigeria@actionaid.org and copy Laban.Onisimus@actionaid.org

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