Introduction to Organization
Established in 2007, AAN Associates is a Social Enterprise’ established to enable development partners in finding simple, innovative, cost-efficient, and sustainable solutions to developmental challenges.
AAN Associates brings extensive research and evaluation experience in varied contexts i.e., development to humanitarian (including complex emergencies) crises.
AAN has undertaken more than 100 consulting projects in over 20 countries (East Asia and Pacific, South & West Asia, Middle East, East and South Africa, and West Africa), with bi / multilateral funding agencies, United Nations, public sector, and non-profit entities.
AAN is a growing organization with a distinctive track of producing award winning research and evaluations. These awards and distinctions have come to complement AAN’s recognition as practice lead in social research’ and evaluations.
AAN is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy underpinned by excellence in service, improvising innovation, and technology, strengthening partnerships and resources, forging institutional systems and diversity.
Main Purpose of the Job
The Report Writer is to mainly work together with Project Managers to produce high quality deliverables (such as Inception Reports, Final Reports, Evaluation / Policy Briefs, Infographics and any other required reports) before submission to Managing Director and Clients.
The drafting of the Reports must be done as per AAN’s template and in compliance with the clients requirements and expectations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create, edit and deliver compelling technical reports to UN agencies, bi / multilateral donors and other INGOs.
Conduct research and gather information required to develop report content.
Revise and edit content developed by different writers and Subject Matter Experts to ensure that the reports flow and maintain a consistent tone throughout.
Work to develop graphical content needed to enhance the look and feel of the reports.
Follow up with team members and management for feedback and revisions, and to ensure that the report stays on schedule.
Assemble the final text, graphics, exhibits, and supporting documents into an attractive, client-ready package.
Undertake necessary desk review of essential Programme documents (Inception Report, logframe, TOC, Progress Reports, and any other important document) to be provided by AAN (and where required refer to web-based sources) to understand the context, the Programme and evaluation expectations to guide in the creation of relevant reports.
Review qualitative notes of other international team members to transform / integrate it into draft Evaluation Report.
Lead in preparing complete Draft Evaluation Report as per AAN’s provided Report Template and in compliance with the client / donor standards / template
Share the reports with Evaluation Coordinators and Project Team Leads for review. Additionally, revise the report to incorporate feedback / suggestion by the TL’s before submission to UNICEF.
Revise and finalize Evaluation Reports to address feedback (track change and clean versions, with comments responded by AAN) from UNICEF and TL’s before final submission to UNICEF.
Review bid / proposal submissions for assessment / improvement of language, presentation and clients’ bidding requirements
Produce insightful in-depth reports and data-driven analyses on the most impactful trends
Identify key client needs and adapt coverage area to meet them
Any other task assigned by the supervisor.
Professional writing skills / research experience about UN Agencies’ practices, preferably penning, editing and proofreading evaluation reports
Proficiency working with data and with MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point), and any other relevant software
At least sixteen (16) years of education, preferably a degree in Social Sciences from a reputable / recognized university
Ten (10) years of similar work experience (preferably in research and evaluation), with consulting entities and social sector organizations, including UNICEF
At least five years’ experience in research and evaluation preferred.
Ability to work independently and as a part of diverse teams