Consultancy – Copy Editor, Civic Champions Evaluation

Job Title: Copy Editor – Civic Champions Evaluation
Location: Remote
Duration: Approximately 5 to 10 days
Report to: Communications Manager
Closing date: May 26, 2017

WaterSHED is seeking a consultant to carry out copy editing for an evaluation report of the NGO’s Civic Champions project.


WaterSHED uses a systems-approach to build the rural market for water, sanitation, and hygiene products and services across Southeast Asia. Based in Cambodia, WaterSHED uses in-depth research to identify strategic opportunities and gaps in the wider system, and then works to strengthen the capacity and relationships between key actors to create a more dynamic and resilient market.

By engaging key actors in the system, including small businesses, customers, and local government, WaterSHED facilitates the adoption of toilets, water filters, and handwashing stations – building a market that functions independent of traditional aid. To date, WaterSHED’s Hands-Off marketing approach has successfully enabled small businesses to sell more than 160,000 toilets, generating more than USD $8 million in revenue for rural businesses, and helping accelerate sanitation coverage from a stagnant 25% to more than 50% in six years.

WaterSHED has been featured in Forbes, Reuters, and Huffington Post, and is a twice winner of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures competition, a winner of Canada Grand Challenges Stars in Global Public Health, and 1st prize winner of the RELX Environmental Challenge.


Civic Champions is a groundbreaking leadership development approach that positions local government as the primary advocate for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. Through iterative cycles of Discover, Develop, Deliver, local government officials learn to create a vision for community development with their constituents, develop a plan of action, and execute against it. By using sanitation as a case study, participants can monitor and evaluate their own progress.

In 2015, WaterSHED scaled the project across eight provinces and evaluated the outcomes. The evaluation is summarized in a report of approximately 15,000 words.


WaterSHED is seeking a consultant to carry out copy editing for the evaluation report of the Civic Champions project. This includes:

  • Provide feedback on structure/flow of report
  • Copy edit for clarity and succinctness
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency throughout report

Milestones and deliverables:

Milestone 01 – provide feedback on structure and flow of document
Milestone 02 – copy edit text for clarity of message

Consultant will be required to liaise with the report author to resolve any questions relating to report copy or content.

  • Degree in English or Journalism
  • 3 – 5 years experience writing and/or editing reports for publication. Preference will be given to candidates with experience editing data-rich documents
  • Demonstrated understanding of international development issues and/or issues concerning water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Advanced level English

To apply for this position, please prepare:

1   A cover letter, outlining your skills and experience;
2   Your C.V. or resume
3   Your portfolio which could include previous edited reports, written news articles, any published research material
4   A budget outlining work flow and total cost for project delivery

Send attachments to  with the subject: “Copy Editor – Civic Champions”.

Application deadline: May 26, 2017

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For further information about the organization, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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