Writer and editor

Monitoring and Evaluation
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The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program (The Learning Contract) will contract a consultant to write and edit parts of Country Operational Plan (COP) 2018. The COP documents U.S. government (USG) annual investments and anticipated results in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. It is the basis for approval of annual USG bilateral HIV/AIDS funding for Uganda. The COP also serves as the basis for Congressional notification, allocation, and tracking of budget and targets and as an annual work plan for the USG activities in HIV/AIDS. The COP is composed of multiple elements including a Strategic Direction Summary (SDS), targets and budgets, and implementing mechanism details. It is a joint submission between USAID, CDC, State Department, Peace Corps, and Department of Defense. COP18 is due for submission on March 15, 2018. The consultant will write and/or edit the USAID narratives outlined below, based on written information that will be provided by USAID/Uganda HIV team members.


  • Assist the HIV team in writing and editing various narratives required for COP submission. These narratives might include: 
    • Elements of the Strategic Direction Summary (SDS) including the Goal Statement, the Epidemic, Response, and Program Context, the Investment Profile, Program Area Summaries, etc. 
    • Implementing Mechanism narratives including overview and budget-code specific narratives 
    • Target justifications and technical area indicator narratives
  • Ensure the narratives comply with the guidance for each section. If not, alert the team and request additional information.
  • Ensure coherence across the various sections. 
  • Proof read and edit.

The guidance documents, outlining the expectations for each section of the COP submission, will be provided to the consultant in advance. The various draft narratives requiring editing or the information required for drafting narratives will be provided to the consultant over the course of the 14-day consultancy period. As soon as the consultant drafts and/or edits a narrative, it will be sent to USAID for interim approval. Any additional suggested edits will be provided back to the consultant before a final draft is developed and submitted to the USAID/Uganda HIV team. 


  • A master’s degree in public health or a related field is preferred.
  • Previous work experience supporting USAID/Uganda is desirable.
  • Proven ability to write strategic development policy documents compelling and inspiring. 
  • Prefer multi-faceted background which closely matches the duties of this position 
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain accuracy with a very demanding workload and in a culturally sensitive environment. 
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other visualization software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with headquarters program staff. 
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Previous work experience in Uganda/East Africa preferred.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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