2022 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook: Call for applications to edit country profiles and serve as back-up writers for country profiles which are not delivered.
The flagship publication of CAHF, the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook, is a highly-respected source of information on the state of the housing finance sector on the continent, targeted for housing finance practitioners, investors, researchers and government officials. 2022 will mark our 13th edition, which will be launched in early November 2022–containing 55 country profiles, and published in English and French.
This call for proposals is for the editing of the 2022 country profiles and for the completing and / or writing up of country profiles in cases where the originally appointed author does not deliver by deadline or to the required standard.
- Applicants should have a background in the housing and housing finance sector in Africa. Knowledge of climate change, green building and gender issues is a bonus. Editors will be required to engage with profile content in accordance with the Terms of Reference provided.
- Applicants should demonstrate excellent writing skills in either English or French.
- Applicants must have previous editing and research experience.
- The Yearbook places a high premium on data accuracy, quality and replicability and as such statistical literacy is required. Editors will be required to check that the profiles meet the rigorous guidelines as set in the style sheet regarding citations and references and check that the facts are correct in terms of the references provided.
Contracts will be drawn up for each appointed editor and will be based on a payment of R2 500 per country profile. Between 2 and 5 profiles will be allocated to each editor.
Contracts for back-up country profile write-ups and / or completion of country profiles will be drawn up on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the extent of write-up required, a fee will be negotiated. A complete profile write up will be contracted at R10 000. Contractors will be allocated 2 – 3 weeks to do the full write-up.
Applicants must be willing to work with short turn-around times and be flexible regarding the number of profiles and countries allocated to them.