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USAID is hiring a technical writer/editor. Closing date March 15, 2024 . Salary: $74,441 to $96,770. Apply

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a leading development
partner in Sarajevo. USAID manages a comprehensive humanitarian and development assistance
program totaling more than $160 million in FY 2024 covering the democracy and governance, and
economic growth sectors. USAID is part of an interagency team that implements more than 20
projects and activities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to achieve the goals described in
USAID/BiH Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

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The Technical Writer/Editor will be responsible for working across all sectors and areas and with
USAID staff at all levels to write, review and edit English language documents and reports that are
for both internal USAID use and for wider and external publication. The Technical Writer/Editor
will work with all USAID implementing partners, as well as with the USAID/BiH Development
Outreach and Communications team in order to develop, clear and publish content on various
mediums.


The Technical Writer/Editor will serve under the direct supervision of the Program Office Director,
while taking general direction from the USAID Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director and
Sr. Development Outreach Communications Advisor (DOC). The Program Office Director will be
responsible for managing the workload of the writer/editor and prioritizing tasks. This is a full-time
position estimated at 40 hours per week.

  1. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  2. The Technical Writer/Editor has expertise in English language writing styles for reports and
    technical documents, internal briefing memos, speeches, as well as communications-related
    documents, among other illustrative documents. The Technical Writer/Editor will ensure that
    documents s/he reviews, edits, writes are done in accordance with USG policy as well as within the
    guidelines of the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) and the USAID Bureau for
    Legislative and Public Affairs’ latest style guidance. Moreover, the incumbent will follow all
    Embassy-mandated styles.
    The position will ensure that all external documents such as fact sheets and infographics are updated
    on at least a yearly basis, and will be responsible for coordinating the update of all written content
    on the USAID public website. The incumbent is responsible for understanding the USAID/BiH
    Message Framework as well as core values of the Agency in order to effectively and efficiently
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1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72016824R00004

2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/04/2024

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: 03/15/2024 at 5:00 p.m. Sarajevo Time

4. POINT OF CONTACT: E-Mail to: Ken Seifert, Supervisory Executive Officer, kseifert@usaid.gov (See section IV. Applying).

5. POSITION TITLE: Technical Writer/Editor

6. MARKET VALUE: $74,441 to $96,770 equivalent to position grade level GS-12 Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

8. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year base period, estimated to start o/a July 14, 2024, with an option for a four-year extension.

The performance dates are estimated as follows:

Base Period: o/a July 14, 2024 to July 13, 2025;

Option Period 1: o/a July 14, 2025 to July 13, 2026;

Option Period 2: o/a July 14, 2026 to July 13, 2027;

Option Period 3: o/a July 14, 2027 to July 13, 2028;

Option Period 4: o/a July 14, 2028 to July 13, 2029.

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9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Resident Hire position is opened both internally and externally to US residents residing in the cooperating country

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: The successful offeror must obtain a U.S. Government “Secret Clearance”. If the clearance is not obtained within a reasonable time or negative suitability issues are involved, any offer may be rescinded.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a leading development partner in Sarajevo. USAID manages a comprehensive humanitarian and development assistance program totaling more than $160 million in FY 2024 covering the democracy and governance, and economic growth sectors. USAID is part of an interagency team that implements more than 20 projects and activities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to achieve the goals described in USAID/BiH Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

The Technical Writer/Editor will be responsible for working across all sectors and areas and with USAID staff at all levels to write, review and edit English language documents and reports that are for both internal USAID use and for wider and external publication. The Technical Writer/Editor will work with all USAID implementing partners, as well as with the USAID/BiH Development Outreach and Communications team in order to develop, clear and publish content on various mediums.

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The Technical Writer/Editor will serve under the direct supervision of the Program Office Director, while taking general direction from the USAID Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director and Sr. Development Outreach Communications Advisor (DOC). The Program Office Director will be responsible for managing the workload of the writer/editor and prioritizing tasks. This is a full-time position estimated at 40 hours per week.

***For full description of duties, qualifications, and instructions for submitting an offer, please see attached solicitation.***


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