Copywriters, copyeditors and proofreaders

Centre for Disaster Protection


Freelance (Ongoing)


Jan 18

A Call for Freelance Creative and Communications Professionals 

The Centre for Disaster Protection ('Centre') works to change how the world prepares and pays for disasters. Identifying, planning for, and financing disasters before they strike saves lives, reduces suffering, and protects livelihoods and economies, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable communities. The Centre brings countries together with international development, humanitarian, and private sector organisations to find solutions and advocate for change. We find ways to stop disasters devastating lives by supporting countries and the international system to manage risks better.

One of our goals is to foster impactful communications and global policy engagement. We engage and influence through evidence-led policy and strategic partnership platforms, targeting the bottlenecks to transformative change in the international crisis financing architecture. We invest in inclusive dialogue, policy thought leadership, and strategic communications that bridge local to global and the humanitarian-development climate nexus.

We are a multi-disciplinary and nimble organisation. We dare to be different and use creativity to reimagine the story of the costs of disasters. In the spirit of our values and strengths, we are looking to work with communication and creative freelance professionals to help us deliver impactful content to help achieve our organisational goals.


We seek freelancers to join our pool of creative professionals to support the Centre’s content creation and communication activities.  We are looking to contract several freelancers with experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading; graphic design; event graphic recording or live illustration; illustration; animation; and other creative services.

This is a short-term call-down contract, which will be completed by the end of June 2023 or later, as mutually agreed. An indicative scope of work has been outlined below, and specific tasks will be agreed upon between the freelancer and project lead.

Freelancers can enter the contract as sole traders or via their limited company.

Scope of work

The scope and outputs will depend on each assignment based on the freelancer’s area of expertise.

Copywriter, copyeditor and proofreader

Help to draft our messages; improve the impact of our copy with language suggestions; flag ambiguity in content; provide quality assurance and control by correcting and improving spelling and grammar, ensuring consistency of style (including formatting and layout); share style sheets and update our Style Guide as appropriate

Other creative professionals

We welcome quotes from other creative professionals with suitable propositions to improve the impact of the Centre communications. These could include expertise in gamification or the use of art for engagement.

The above will require alignment with the Centre brand and style guide and working under the guidance of the Head of Communications. All our content will be in English, but some may be translated into other languages.

Deliverables and Timeline 

Each assignment (scope, deliverables, timelines, and sign-off) will be agreed upon with the freelancer on a case-by-case basis. The call-down contract will run until June 2023. 

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