Palladium Job Vacancy: Bahasa Editor - Health Policy Plus Indonesia, Jakarta

Organization Overview

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects and more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health (MNH) at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.

Country Program Overview
In close partnership with the Government of Indonesia (GOI), HP+ generates critical data and evidence and equips policymakers, civil society, and the private sector to more effectively and efficiently achieve national health priorities. The project supports the Government to develop, implement, and monitor policies to sustainably finance and equitably provide healthcare services, especially for maternal and newborn health (MNH) and HIV. HP+ practices “learning by doing,” which ensures that skills, tools, approaches, and methodologies are embedded for sustained use by government partners and key stakeholders. HP+ Indonesia has three overarching objectives:
  • Strengthen GOI’s capacity to analyze data and contribute evidence for improved policy and programming.
  • Support GOI in sustainable financing of essential health services.
  • Establish partnerships with private sector for health.
HP+ Indonesia is an active country program constantly designing, developing, and producing numerous communications materials for internal and external audiences. Consequently, HP+ is seeking an experienced editor based in Jakarta from March 2020 to December 2020 to provide Bahasa-language editing services in accordance with company, client, and project standard operating procedures and style guide.

This will be an LOE based contract.

Consultant’s Responsibilities:
  • Prepare, rewrite, and edit copy to improve readability of technical reports, policy briefs, blog entries, conference abstracts, and concept notes
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax
  • Plan content for publication in compliance with project publication style guide, editorial policy, and publishing requirements
  • Verify content and information
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal
  • Liaise with country program management to prioritize content development
  • Meet agreed upon submission deadlines
  • Review and resubmit content as required by in-house communications team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Malay Language & Literature, or related field
  • Excellent command of both Bahasa and English languages
  • At least 5 years in writing, copy editing, and proofreading content in Bahasa
  • Work experience in the fields of international development and/or public health
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint
  • Based in Jakarta
  • Period of Performance
March 2020 to December 2020

Interested candidates must submit:
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Proposed daily rate for completing deliverables
  • Please submit your proposal via email to [email protected]
Application Deadline
Interested candidates must apply online by 18th March 2020.

Evaluation Process
The selection committee will review all applications, shortlist candidates that meet minimum requirements, and implement a secondary screening. This secondary step will consist of conducting a copyediting text in Bahasa that must be submitted within 24 hours. The selected candidates will be then required to submit writing samples.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Required skillset 25%
  • Submission of daily rate 25%
  • Copyediting test 25%
  • Quality of past writing samples 25%