About the Job
Seeking A Writing and Editing Consultant: At present, the only detailed description of FINCA’s Research and Data Science Program is housed within the larger FINCA International website. To provide additional visibility to the program, we intend to develop a content-driven microsite to showcase our work, convey our findings, and engage external audiences. We will build the microsite using the WP Gutenberg Blocks Editor that we used to create a microsite for our FINCA Ventures program.
The content of the Research microsite will be aimed at an informed readership, familiar with the main currents in market-based poverty solutions, including microfinance and social investment. The key insights will be highlighted in non-technical terms, but with deeper statistical and methodological discussion for those who are interested.
FINCA seeks a seasoned editor/writer with demonstrated experience in search engine optimization (SEO) who can compile and review our full catalogue of research deliverables, recommend key themes for its presentation, and work with our website designer to create an engaging and dynamic platform. The job will require strong online editorial skills, writing ability, a familiarity with the subject matter and clear notion of the target audience. The initial engagement will last 2 months, with a possible extension of activities thereafter.
Applicants are requested to send a very short Expression of Interest (EOI) with the following information:
- Writing sample (max 2) that demonstrate experience with SEO
- Examples of websites built using your content
- Most recent clients/engagements
- Daily rate Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit a one-page proposal detailing their suggested approach to the assignment.
Please submit the EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Publications: Perceived Health Benefits of Off-Grid Products Why Health Benefits Could Drive Customer Value for Solar Lighting and Clean Cookstoves First Steps: How Early Adopters Climb the Energy Ladder A Shifting Frontier: How Mobile Money is Reshaping the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion Global COVID-19 Survey Report: Insights for Financial Inclusion Small Data: The Key to Successful Data for Development Keeping the Promise of Financial Inclusion for Women
Please send your response to Scott Graham, Vice-President for Research and Data Science: Scott.Graham@finca.org
Background on FINCA’s Research and Data Program
FINCA supports market-based poverty solutions through fundraising, research and investment services for early-stage social ventures. Our footprint encompasses dozens of programs and activities in the developing world, extending across the fields of financial inclusion, agriculture, energy, education, and health. FINCA’s Research and Data Science Program focuses on the uptake and usage of new products as a key success factor for the transition from innovative pilots to scalable ventures. Our methods range from in-depth interviews and quantitative surveys to rigorous behavioral experimentation and data analytics. We engage deeply with our partners to build their capacity and to strengthen the concrete use-cases for their products, which form the foundation for a successful social business. Links to some of our recent publications are provided at the end of this announcement.
In addition to our core research program, we have developed a proprietary technology for collecting survey data. The survey technology, ValiData, is a cloud-based platform that uses customized statistical algorithms and machine-learning to detect errors and fabricated data. These features ensure that field surveys, which are expensive and difficult to supervise, are undertaken in a controlled environment where errors can be corrected in a timely fashion, eliminating wasted data and ensuring the validity of the survey results. ValiData has been deployed in dozens of complex large-scale surveys around the world, to assess the needs of economically marginalized communities in a wide range of sectors.