Save the Children – Proofreader and Copy Editor ( 6 months Fixed Term Contract).

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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Proofreader and Copy Editor ( 6 months Fixed Term Contract) at any existing Save The Children office location. A critical component of Save the Children’s success when conducting donor engagement and reporting or submitting funding proposals is producing high quality proposals, reports, and presentations for bilateral and multilateral donors. The main focus of the Proofreader and Copy Editor will be providing additional capacity for SC Country Offices in editing existing copy and text, proofreading language, and producing summaries where needed (e.g. Executive Summary sections for proposals and reports). This critical support enables other CO and Member staff to focus on more strategic functions.


  • Ability to write persuasively and clearly.
  • A high degree of attention to detail.
  • Good personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs.
  • Fluency or high proficiency in English writing.


  • INGO, NGO, or nonprofit experience.

Experience in developing funding proposals or communicating with donors.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:


Deadline: 15 Feb 2021 – 02:59 EAT

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.




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