Content Writer and Editor – Central Asia

Organization: The Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development
Closing date: 17 Mar 2016

Content Writer and Editor – Central Asia

The Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD)

Job open number: 3-VA-CONS-EECARO-2016


Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) is a network of 29 parliamentarian groups legislating and advocating for effective population and development policies since 1983. AFPPD led the participation of parliamentarians in the ICPD in Cairo in 1994. Central Asian countries joined AFPPD soon after the establishment of independent states in 1991. In 2012 – 2014 AFPPD mobilized parliamentarians, including from Central Asia, to contribute to the global reviews of major development frameworks, such as ICPD Beyond 2014. In 2014, responding to the changing environment, AFPPD developed and adopted a new multi-year Programme for Central Asia. Today AFPPD’s priority is to make sure that ICPD focus on individual dignity and human rights is mainstreamed in national development agendas. Based on the new AFPPD Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, the three main thematic areas are gender and women empowerment, youth policy and active ageing. Communication and visibility plays one of key roles in achievement of the AFPPD strategic priorities.

Objective of assignments:

The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure high quality of communication and visibility materials produced within the Central Asian project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

With guidance and supervision from AFPPD, the consultant will:

· Collect, compile and edit monthly E-news for Central Asia in Russian language providing an overview of population policy news and trends in Central Asian countries; the sources of the e-news include prominent news agencies web-sites, trusted organizations’ web sites for policy, research and analysis update, AFPPD internal information about upcoming and recently conducted events;

· Manage AFPPD web site content in Russian language, including writing texts independently, editing texts provided by the AFPPD staff, translating texts from English to Russian and uploading them on the web site;

· Develop and edit English-language content of the AFPPD web site which concerns Central Asian project;

· Write and/or edit texts for Russian language newsletter issued two times a year; the editorial plan will be provided by the AFPPD staff; the Newsletters provide analytic overview of population policy trends, include interviews of prominent AFPPD MPs, overview of recent research and reports by trusted organizations and other materials that help parliamentarians to develop deeper understanding of population issues;

· Write and/or edit media releases in Russian and English language when necessary;

· Edit policy materials produced by the AFPPD;

· Manage content of the AFPPD social media for Central Asia in Russian language.


Product/deliverable E-news /**Deadline/frequency:** Within first 5 days of each month, monthly

Product/deliverable Newsletter Deadline/frequency: First in quarter 1&2; second in quarter 3&4

Product/deliverable: Web-site Deadline/frequency: Updated weekly

Product/deliverable: Social media Deadline/frequency: Updated weekly

Product/deliverable: Media releases Deadline/frequency: On special occasions

Product/deliverable: Policy materials Deadline/frequency: On special occasions

Qualification of the Consultant:

The Consultant should have the following qualifications:


minimum five years of experience as a writer / content developer in Russian language

experience as an editor is an advantage

  • Experience:

  • minimum five years of experience as a writer / content developer in Russian language

  • experience as an editor is an advantage

  • Expertise:

  • excellent writing skills in Russian

  • advanced writing skills in English

  • ability to translate from Russian to English and from English to Russian in a written format

  • ability to effectively communicate information in written format

  • attentive to details

  • ability to work independently and remotely, responsibly in close collaboration with colleagues and supervisors based in a different office

  • observing deadlines

  • ability to multitask

  • initiative and creativity

  • Education:

  • Bachelor degree in languages, linguistics, or social sciences

Location and Duration:

The duration of this consultancy is 9 months during April 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Potentially can be extended. The consultancy will be done remotely. Flexible schedule. .-

How to apply:

Submission of Application:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter introducing the applicant and highlighting the skills and competencies for this consultancy assignment;
  • Proposal for the consultancy assignment with budget;
  • Full CV or company profile in English or Russian;
  • Sample of a previous assignments.

All applications should be submitted as PDF or MS Word attachments to no later than 17 March 2016 (before 17.30 hours, Bangkok time). Please ensure that the email subject line is stated as “Consultancy: Content Writer and Editor – Central Asia”. AFPPD will respond to those applicants who are shortlisted. e

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