Kenya: Request for Proposal for the provision of Editors

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Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 May 2018

Background to World Animal Protection

We are active in more than 50 countries. From our offices around the world, we work with local partners, animal welfare organisations, businesses and governments. We help people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide. We collaborate with national governments and we have formal relationships with international bodies including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council of Europe and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). We seek national and international policy change to improve the lives of millions of animals, because animal protection is a fundamental part of a sustainable future.

Scope of Requirement

World Animal Protection is looking to appoint an Editor supplier to satisfy the following requirements for the period ending 30th December 2018

Duties and Responsibilities of Editor

  • Provide substantive editorial support (i.e., ‘heavy’ editing and rewriting where needed, content reorganization and, in limited cases, producing original draft text to fit purpose.
  • Copy editing of the entire volume through detailed line edit, ready for final content approval;
  • Follow up as needed with authors to ensure clarity and inclusion of the latest available information, as well as the best photos available;
  • Ensure clarity and consistency of chapter abstracts, key messages and of all body text;
  • Editing the presentation style of the document and its suitability for intended audiences;
  • Advise on the continuity of style and content across/between different chapters, and the overall presentation of the report;
  • Proofread text and all tables and graphic elements;
  • Proofread the final designed publication for accuracy and clarity, and work with the designer to rectify any problems and/or provide any minor editing that may be occasioned by the final design.
  • Provide writing/editing support as needed in the development of forewords, prefaces and acknowledgements;
  • Compile a list of acronyms;
  • Edit other content for World Animal Protection ensuring that text is informative and interesting and paying close attention to narrative flow, messaging, accuracy, tone and house style.


  • Deliver short materials edited (typically news and stories for website no longer that 2 pages) not later than 2-3days after receiving the text;
  • Deliver edited ‘how to series’ of between 25-30 pages within two weeks of receiving materials.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to think analytically, synthesize and clearly present complex processes and issues to service the information needs of heterogeneous audiences
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to write in a structured, lucid and concise manner
  • Demonstrated ability in substantively editing animal science/ veterinary related/ highly academic pieces and transform to readable pieces for wider audience.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

Required Skills and Experience


University degree (Masters is preferred) in English or in any related field such as other languages, literature, veterinary science or related studies.


  • At least 2 years of progressively relevant experience as an editor/ proof reader or relevant field;
  • Proved experience in editing and proofreading of English texts;
  • Proved experience of editing (applicants will be required to provide samples of their editing work that was published)
  • Experience working with texts related to agriculture/development especially in Africa.
  • Progressive relevant professional experience in data analysis, report writing, and editing of research text on agriculture and development.

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) and how to apply, follow this link our website:

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