Job Opening: Technical Writer at Social Accountability International

Dec 24, 2013 1:30 PM ET

View the job description on SAI website

Technical Writer



  • Author original content for publications highlighting implementation experience, challenges, and accomplishments
  • Synthesize information across the organization and in varied labor related fields of expertise
  • Synthesize data to assess and report on impact of specific projects and programs
  • Initiating thought leadership articles and presentations in coordination with communications staff, developing content and drafting articles, editorials & speeches
  • Author original content for technical publications highlighting implementation experience, challenges, and accomplishments
  • Edit SAI technical documents (e.g., conference abstracts, presentations)


Cross-Organizational Support

  • Contribute to reporting work both internally and externally, supporting development and communications staff as well as project managers
  • Under guidance of other technical advisors, assist SAI field staff in production of technical publications
  • Advise on targeted dissemination strategies to ensure technical publications reach priority audiences.


  • Conduct research on specific and relevant issues
  • Work with project leads and country teams to capture critical concepts for articulation to external audience
  • Interview experts, access on-line information, and utilize a range of sources to create publications such as reader-friendly technical handbooks

Content Development

  • Curricula development for training and other capacity building programs
  • Development of handbooks, training guides, and other published materials

Qualifications and Core Competencies


Experience and Education

  • 3+ years technical writing responsibilities, preferably on labor related topics
  • Both Nonprofit and for profit experience or past work at a social enterprise a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, with master’s degree preferred


  • Ability to design visual representations of data, including diagrams, charts, and graphs
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Organization, with an emphasis on being thorough and very detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task
  • Computer proficiency,  including proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite of Products Preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal) and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies, including governmental agencies, NGOs, think tanks, academia, expert communities, media/journalists, and the private sector


  • Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, initiative,  and a willingness to experiment
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results
  • work well under pressure while liaising in a professional and positive manner with different teams


  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in additional languages a plus


  • International workplace human rights
  • CSR issues and organizations

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three writing and one or more graphic samples to Writing samples that can be solely attributed to the applicant are preferred and should cover a range of writing types inclusive of a handbook or other type of technical document.  Finalists will be presented with an additional writing or project task before hiring. All applicants MUST include job title in the subject line of their email submission.

The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City.  Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.