Proposal Advisor

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Proposal Advisor

Job Category: Business Development

Washington, DC

Position Summary

COMPANY SUMMARY: EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.


JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for developing the technical narrative on public and private sector concept papers, responses to requests for proposals or requests for information. Responsible for deadlines and smooth process of proposal writing, including narrative development. Responsible for smooth interdepartmental facilitation of the grant writing process


REQUIREMENTS: Must possess the following requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation. • Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, or a related field. • Minimum 3 years of experience designing proposals and creating narratives. • Research skills. • Analytical skills. • Technical knowledge or exposure to sexual and reproductive health (family planning, maternal and child health) and rights. • Excellent partnering and relationship building skills, externally and internally. • Excellent written communication skills. • Excellent verbal communication skills. • Experience working on USAID, DFID, or foundations bids and winning proposals. • Ability to use knowledge of the organizational and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals. • Ability to work cross-functionally. • Organizational skills. • High attention to detail. • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. • Ability to meet deadlines.


PREFERRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS: • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in the international development sector. • Comprehensive understanding of the key donor programmatic and procurement environment including of USAID, DFID, World Bank, European Bilaterals, CIDA, and other key stakeholders. • Fluency in French preferred (written and oral language). • Ability to manage multiple projects. • Must have lived and worked with feet on the ground in other countries. • Experience relationship building across the board (countries, teams, departments, etc.). • Ability to travel internationally and domestically, as needed. • Proven successful proposal writing skills, evidenced by customer and donor feedback and proposal win rate.

Application Instructions


Disclaimer The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Employees can be asked to do other comparable duties as assigned. EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws. EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.