Consultant (Report Writer & Editor)

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About the Organization:

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

Background of the Project

In June 2023, WorldFish has partnered with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo to initiate Center for Renewable Energy in Aquaculture (CeREA) project. A 4-year groundbreaking initiative to refine, test, and scale innovative renewable energy solutions that enable 5,000 fish producers, processors, and other fish value chain actors in Egypt to increase their productivity and incomes, leading to improved food and nutrition security, reduced food waste and loss, and more energy-efficient and climate-smart food value chains. More information about the project can be found on project webpage.

Consultancy objectives:

WorldFish seeks to hire a dynamic and expert report writer and editor consultant to develop and produce an Annual Progress Report of the CeREA project. The specific objectives of the study are as follows:

  1. Write a comprehensive project progress report on project performance for the donor.
  2. Report against project indicators, have a sense of figures, and be able to tell the difference between qualitative and quantitative data.
  3. Ensure all areas of the donor report template are filled out and the full story is present.
  4. Prepare the report attachments to support the project report story.


Scope of work:

The consultant is expected to become familiar with project outcomes and outputs through a desk review of project key documents (e.g., logical framework, factsheet, etc.). S/he will work in coordination with project consultants and WorldFish.

The consultant will be responsible for the following:

  1. Review project documents, project plans, and other relevant materials and information to understand the project’s scope and progress.
  2. Develop a report outline and main content for feedback from the project team.
  3. Draft and edit a report of not more than 35–40 pages, ensuring the accuracy of all content. The report should follow donor template.
  4. Incorporate feedback from project staff and stakeholders into the report.
  5. Consolidate other input into report annexes, to include partnerships and media monitoring, among others.
  6. Format and layout the report with WorldFish branding to produce a finished product.
  7. Integrate any feedback from the project lead and ensure accuracy, clarity, and coherence.
  8. Submit the final Annual Progress Report in pdf and Word formats.



The consultant should have a bachelor’s degree at a minimum in communications, social sciences, agri/aqua economics, international development, natural sciences, environmental studies, business administration/management or related disciplines.

In addition, the consultant should possess:

  • Minimum 5 years proven working experience in writing and editing technical reports, preferably in the aquaculture/renewable energy sector or other science or sustainable development fields.
  • Excellent report writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with demonstrated ability to organize materials, research, and re-write/ de-jargonize content.
  • Strong research and excellent command over the English language.
  • Advanced MS Word skills with the ability to format, create table of content, and incorporate photos, figures and tables for a professional-looking product.
  • Graphic designing skills to create infographics for the report (strongly preferred but not essential).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with project staff and stakeholders.
  • Experience working with international organizations/ donor-funded projects is an advantage.
  • Prior experience working on a similar assignment will be an asset.

Location and Duration:

This consultancy duration for a maximum of 15 working days. The work shall be carried out between mid-February and mid-March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for virtual interviews by the mid of February 2024. The selection of consultant will be based on the relevant qualification and experience, and the most competitive proposal.

How to Apply

Interested consultant/(s) are invited to submit the following information online by latest 3 February 2024:

  1. Technical offer explaining on your background and list of prior experience that ensures they are qualified to carry out the scope of work.
  2. Financial offer (incl. daily rate in EGP), with a detailed work plan indicating travel as needed.
  3. Detailed CV(s), plus profile highlighting relevant experience and examples of past products.

The screening will start as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected consultant candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has 7 offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.


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