Chemonics Senior Manager, Editor, GHSCO in Arlington, Virginia

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Senior Manager, Editor, GHSCO

Location:** Arlington, VA

Department:Global Health and Supply Chain Office, Operations Division

Job Level:Mid-Level

Employment Type:Full time



Chemonics seeks a Senior Manager, Editor for its Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) located in Arlington, VA. The manager will rewrite, and edit technical materials throughout the proposal lifecycle and for technical practice and corporate communication material for GHSCO. The manager will work with the Communications department and across the company to ensure that materials are consistent with Chemonics’ corporate brand, are of high quality, and meet the needs of our client. The Editor will help establish, maintain, and promote high standards for editing, style, format, design, and production for all written materials at Chemonics. The manager will also train regional staff in writing and contribute to the development of related training materials and tools. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!


  • Provide high-quality editing services for all aspects of new business work.

  • Reviews preliminary outlines and drafts; make suggestions to improve responsiveness to RFPs and contribute broadly as a member of the proposal team.

  • Use knowledge of international development issues and trends to provide input into RFP analysis, proposal outlining, results framework development, and the use of pillars and key themes.

  • Work collaboratively with project and technical practice teams to meet needs for project communication consistent with corporate and client standards. Help project identify appropriate resources to carry out project communication tasks.

  • Provide high quality writing and editing services for technical materials throughout project life cycle, including proposals, final reports, and technical practice and outreach materials.

  • Participates in the development of the department’s strategic plans, training materials, job aids, and tools, facilitates meetings and represents the department to internal and external clients.

  • Effectively trains and mentors GHSCO editors and other corporate staff on Chemonics’ tools and systems.

  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations.

  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff. Ensure that staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow professionally.

  • Help enforce and promote understanding of corporate practices for billing project communication services.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.

  • Proficiency in a foreign language preferred.

  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

  • Knowledge of company’s main client and its operations preferred.

  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year

  • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results.

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, independent thinking, judgment, integrity, and respect for others.

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by March 27, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.