United States of America: Senior Proposal Writer (USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Projects)

Organization: The Mitchell Group
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG) is seeking an experienced Senior Proposal Writer to assist our Business Development Unit in the writing of winning proposals for monitoring, evaluation and learning activities funded primarily by USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). This is a consultancy position. Free to those within Washington D.C. or willing to telework.

Responsibilities:

· Serve as the lead writer for the technical approach areas related to the sectors in which TMG works (primarily monitoring, evaluations and learning projects within education, health, economic growth, and governance/democracy/rights)

· In collaboration with TMG’s subject matter experts, support the development of the technical strategy/approach for proposals;

· Engage members of the TMG proposal team to become familiar with the subject matter; critically evaluate proposed technical approaches to identify strength and weaknesses and suggest areas for improvement;

· Work with TMG’s subject matter experts to translate technical solutions/approaches and strategies into a clearly articulated, compelling, and compliant proposal document that is well written;

· Develop proposal content that addresses/comply with the requirements outlined in the solicitation, scores well in terms of the evaluation criteria, and incorporates win themes and other strategies developed by the proposal team; and

· Work with the TMG team on developing appropriate graphics for inclusion in the proposal.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Five years’ experience writing winning successful proposals for clients to submit to USAID and/or other donors across multiple technical areas;

· Strong expertise and understanding of the conduct of USAID performance and impact evaluations and developing performance monitoring plans and M&E plans

· Strong conceptual, analytical, writing and editing skills, including the ability to synthesize large amounts of information into concise narratives;

· Knowledge of competitive proposal processes and the role of a proposal writer in those processes;

· Strong organizational management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, time management, adherence to tight deadlines, and the ability to handle multiple activities;

· Strong MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer skills;

· Excellent written and oral communications skills and fluency in English;

· Ability to multi-task, manage deadlines effectively, and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability and resources to identify required personnel for the proposal and align personnel needs with technical requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

· Technical knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following technical sectors: agriculture and food security, education, global health, and governance and democracy;

· Knowledge and understanding of cross-cutting requirements in international development, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, gender mainstreaming, capacity building and training;

· Experience in field-based positions in international development.

If you meet these requirements, please send your most relevant CV, and 1420 form to recruitment@the-mitchellgroup.com. Place “Sr. Proposal Writer Ad/(Last Name)” in the Subject Line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to apply:

If you meet these requirements, please send your most relevant CV, and 1420 form to recruitment@the-mitchellgroup.com. Place “Sr. Proposal Writer Ad/(Last Name)” in the Subject Line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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