Консультант/ка: Ukrainian Language Editor Consultant

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Консультант/ка: Ukrainian Language Editor Consultant

Консультант/ка: Ukrainian Language Editor Consultant, for USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity, DAI

  1. Background/context: 

The purpose of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity is to strengthen the resilience of Ukraine’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks by establishing trusted collaboration between key cybersecurity stakeholders in the government, private sector, academia, and civil society. The activity aims to achieve this goal by implementing the following activity components: 

Component 1: Strengthen the cybersecurity enabling environment 

The legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for national cybersecurity in Ukraine needs to be strengthened and aligned with international standards and best practices. This component will strengthen the cybersecurity resilience of Ukraine’s critical infrastructure sectors by addressing legislative gaps, promoting good governance, enabling collaboration between stakeholders, and supporting cybersecurity institutions.  

Component 2: Develop Ukraine’s cybersecurity workforce 

Ukraine suffers from a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals. This component of the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Activity will address workforce gaps through activities that develop new cybersecurity talent and build the capacity of existing talent. These activities will address the entire workforce pipeline, the quality of education received by cybersecurity specialists, and industry training programs to rapidly upskill Ukraine’s workforce to respond to immediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities. 

Component 3: Build a resilient cybersecurity industry 

A growing cybersecurity industry in Ukraine will contribute directly to national security and prosperity. This component will seek to build trust and collaboration between the public and private sector to develop innovative solutions for future cybersecurity challenges; spur investment and growth in the broader cybersecurity market in Ukraine through greater access to financing; support smaller cybersecurity companies to rapidly increase the number of local cybersecurity service providers; and offer mechanisms for Ukrainian firms to connect with industry partners to enable better access to innovations and business opportunities.  

2.Role’s Purpose:

In support of these activity areas, the Activity implements an active external communications and supports its beneficiaries in their capacities to present achievements publicly. The Activity seeks a short-term Consultant to assist in editing and proofreading Ukrainian language communications and reporting materials, and communication and public outreach materials for Activity’s beneficiaries.


The Consultant shall be responsible for the following:

  • Edit and proofread Activity’s all types of reporting and public outreach materials for Activity’s beneficiaries
  • Edit and proofread the whole spectrum of Activity’s communications and public outreach materials (success stories, articles, press releases, social media posts, brochures, etc.)
  • Edit and proofread Activity’s research/technical reports and whitepapers, as requested
  • Improve the language, flow, and readability of the documents without losing the meaning of the original text
  • Reword, rewrite, and condense text in cooperation with Activity’s team
  • Assist in ensuring Ukrainian language documents speak to intended audiences
  • Other appropriate related duties as requested.

    4. Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Ukrainian philology or another related field or equivalent experience as a professional journalist/editor
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in technical writing and editing technical materials
  • Native speaker of Ukrainian language with the capacity to detect and understand nuances in text, a good grasp of the subject matter, ability to use all sources of reference, and ability to maintain an adequate speed and volume of output
  • Excellent Ukrainian writing and editing skills
  • Experience working with USAID or other international donor-funded programs / international organizations
  • Strong organizational and communications skills.

    Equal Employment Opportunity 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. 

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting discrimination in all forms, nurturing respect for our interpersonal relationships, and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. 

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.”

DAI promotes workforce diversity and encourages persons from excluded groups, including persons with disabilities, to apply.

It’s Kyiv-based position.

Period of performance- 6 -12 months.

Qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected]. by 24 June 2024 4:00pm Kyiv time. Only short-listed candidates will receive notice requesting additional information. Interviews will be conducted on the rolling basis.

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