The Afghanistan Public Financial Management (APFM) project supports Afghanistan in its efforts to improve its fiscal sustainability and enable delivery of essential services to its citizens by strengthening the Government’s ability at the national and sub-national levels to mobilize domestic revenue and more effectively manage its budget. Specifically, APFM’s objectives are to: 1) strengthen the Government’s capacity to forecast, increase, and manage domestic revenue by increasing essential capacities across Government institutions, by increasing payment compliance across revenue collecting units, and by ensuring that those receipts are promptly transferred to the treasury account; and 2) strengthen budget planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting capacities of national and sub-national Government entities, and improve communication and coordination between national and sub-national level Government entities.
APFM is seeking an experienced Website Editor to edit Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) publications. The ARD has identified a number of areas where the ARD’s website could be improved, including the addition of information on the ARD website and expanded menu navigation within the website. The Website Editor will provide technical assistance to the ARD in areas described in APFM’s work plan. Principle duties and responsibilities are listed below. The assignment duration is for 120 calendar days. The Website Editor will report to the APFM Chief of Party (COP) or his/her designee.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Review all existing publishable materials of the ARD and coordinate with ARD technical departments to obtain up-to-date versions of all pertinent documents.
Upload documents (or corresponding internet links) including laws, regulations, procedures, manuals, guides, etc. to the ARD website, Face Book, Twitter and YouTube.
Write and edit a wide range of reports, articles, and press releases to be uploaded on the ARD website. Among other tasks, the Website Editor will review the documents for internal consistency and may assist with the drafting of some short documents. When editing and drafting documents the Website Editor will extract, highlight, and simplify key messages in order to promote comprehension by a non-technical audience.
Identify additional information that may be included on the ARD website and advise on expanded menu navigation within the website.
Take video footage of ARD-related events and produce short videos highlighting the ARD beneficiaries for promotional and outreach purposes.
Produce graphic materials for the ARD website and propose layout of ARD website.
Perform any other appropriate tasks that support project activities as assigned by APFM COP or his/her designee.
Bachelor’s degree equivalent in Journalism, Law, Economics or a related field and at least 7 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in Journalism, Law, Economics or related field and at least 5 years of relevant experience.
Ability to write and verbally communicate clearly and concisely in English and Dari or Pashto
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to communicate and work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
Please submit a cover letter and CV to email@example.com. Include the vacancy title and number (Website Editor, APFM-069) in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This position will remain open until filled or terminated.
Contract Duration3 Months