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Technical Writing Coach-Short Term Consultancy

Promoting Tanzania's Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) is a five-year USAID project. The project's objective is to address drivers that threaten biodiversity conservation and inhibit private sector-led tourism growth in Tanzania including; poor natural resource access rights, weak policies and regulations on natural resource management, insufficient data and knowledge
management, few successful economic models which incentivize conservation, unaddressed market failures which create perverse incentives toward resource exploitation, and rampant corruption.
The PROTECT activities are designed to address these drivers using the Nature, Wealth, and Power framework and a systems approach to improve effectiveness, efficiencies, and equity in promoting conservation; fighting poaching and wildlife trafficking; reducing poverty; and improving natural resource governance.
RTI International is recruiting a short-term technical writing coach for a six-week consultancy in Tanzania for our USAID PROTECT project. The USAID PROTECT project has a staff of 15 Tanzanian professionals and two expatriates in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who develop a wide range of materials, written in English, including technical Scopes of Work, periodic reports, and communication materials.
The period of performance is for six weeks, between July-September 2019. The Technical Writing Coach will be expected to work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at the USAID PROTECT office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The USAID PROTECT Tanzanian staff are already proficient in the English language, however, they require some additional support to advance their technical writing, specifically:
• Summarizing and prioritizing key information in technical reports
• Editing and reviewing documents
• Organizing technical ideas into paragraphs and documents
• Ensuring the correct use of active and passive voice
• Strengthening presentation development and delivery skills
• Master’s degree in English, Literature, or related subject in the Humanities, preferred
• Demonstrated experience teaching writing skills
• Experience teaching non-native English speakers, preferred

• Experience working with USAID projects, preferred
• Experience in the natural resources or environment sector or in Africa, a plus
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Effective organizational and time management skills
Please include a one-page expression of interest and CV in your application. The one-page expression of interest must outline the candidate’s approach to achieve the overall objective of this consultancy.