NHQ:ISD - R&R - IFRC Copy Editor [Short Term Project]

NHQ:ISD - R&R - IFRC Copy Editor [Short Term Project]

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services Response & Recovery (R&R) department. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. This short-term project role will perform copyediting for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Emergency Response Unit (ERU) standard operating procedures (SOPs) and annexes.

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Remote: National Headquarters,Remote: Northeast Division,Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and revise content for accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Ensure correct tone, voice, clarity, flow, and structure of content.
  • Recommend and enhance document formatting and design.
  • Work with original authors to maintain meaning and context of writing.
  • Help choose supporting material, including graphs, images, and charts to complement written pieces




  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually
  • Writing, copy editing, and proofreading experience
  • Demonstrated ability working with multiple authors
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, many of whom speak multiple languages
  • Experience copy editing standard operating procedures, doctrine organizational policies
  • Excellent command of the English language, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • A keen eye for detail and quality writing
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within timelines and firm deadlines
  • Submission of resume
  • Submission of at least two copyedited work samples
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies.



  • Experience with document design and digitization


The following training requirements are part of onboarding for the position:

  • Response and Recovery Concept of Operations
  • On-the-job training
    • Red Cross training:
    • NEVO (New Employee and Volunteer Orientation)
    • WORC (World of Red Cross)
    • Introductory video
    • ISD Overview video
    • Compliance and Ethics in EDGE
    • Stay safe IFRC course
    • ISD 101 in EDGE

Development Opportunities

  • Learning about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills
  • Enhance project management and change management skills
  • Opportunity to attend any learning events and brown bags available to staff
  • Interacting with a variety of people from different cultures


Length of Appointment

6-8 weeks

Time Commitment

Approximately 5-10 hours per week, with some availability needed during business hours, Eastern.

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