Senior Proposal Writer - 061213-001

Intitulé du Poste

Senior Proposal Writer

Type de contrat



This NGO has worked in Congo since 2006. This is a national organizations established as an asbl. This organization is looking for motivated, ambitious and flexible individuals, experienced in handling. The Senior Proposal writer prepare, design and develop proposals fulfilling all guidelines, priorities and other requirements of the grant agencies, whether government, national / international organizations, other NGOs, private sector or whether very big proposals (+ US 5.000.000>) or medium or smaller proposals

Poste et missions


•    The senior proposal writer must have strong capacity of acquiring complete understanding of the program for which he or she is requesting funding. To do this, the proposal writer has the responsibility to gather substantial information and knowledge of the organization, its projects, programs and people.
•    Research each proposal-making association\'s guidelines.  Strictly adhere to these guidelines for all proposals
•    Be able to develop and write winning proposals based on understanding / translating  concepts grasping the idea of a project and/or  a program
•    Work with individuals and teams of staff from HPP-Congo and other partner organizations to develop funding proposals.
•    Write proposal proposals that display meticulous grammar and spelling
•    Formulate / analyze budgets to ensure the feasibility of a projects budget and that all the requirements from the funding agency are met – and at the same time in coherence with HPP-Congo policy for budgeting.
•    After submitting a proposal, keep in contact with each proposal-making organization to check on the progress.
•    Write concept papers and proposal for potential donors in close collaboration with executive management and rest of the National Partnership Team
•    Write major proposal proposals, ensuring compliance with submission guidelines and deadline
•    Proposal Writing from elaborating short and concise concept papers to elaborating major proposals including logic framework, causal framework, key indicators, M&E plan, budgets, etc.
•    Be responsible for the entire proposal process, including research and investigation, participating in meetings with partners during the span of developing and writing of the proposal, including the final editing, printing, binding and shipping.
•    Be responsible for planning the production of the proposals with time line including all details to secure a high quality product delivered in due time.
•    Do research and identify new funding sources
•    Qualify the other proposal writers work
•    Coordinate and plan the proposal writers work with the leadership of the office 

Profil et compétences requises

-    Good knowledge of Finance Director's Assistant job;
-    Excellent communication skills both written and spoken;
-    Excellent organization skills and adaptability ;
-    Discretion and sense of service orientation ;
-    Excellent calendar management skills including the coordination of complex executive meetings;
-    Good computer skills, Microsoft Office package: Power Point, Outlook, Word and Excel
•    Ability to achieve an understanding organization's mission, development approach and project types related to partners approach
•    Commitment to the objectives and the goals of the organization
•    Excellent writing and editing skills in English and French.
With the ability to incorporate knowledge base from more complex gathering of data, research topics, evaluation reports and other represented to the non – expert reader and / or the reader who have to evaluate and approve the proposal.
•    Extensive experience in writing proposals for national and international organizations like UN, USAID, USDA, EU, Global Fund etc.
•    Has a minimum of 3 years proven record in successful proposal writing and fundraising work or the like.
•    Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet search tools.
•    Experience with layout work and graphic presentation
•    Ability to use basic layout/graphics software
•    Ability to handle many tasks at the same time for a number of proposals in production at the same time –and always to meet the required deadlines.
•    Ability to work under pressure and handle frequent interruptions.
•    Ability to work in a demanding, but at the same time independent and flexible environment.
•    Sincere interest in and knowledge about development matters
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-    Bachelor degree in business and administrative, finance management or any similar discipline;
-    Work experience in similar position : Senior Proposal Writer, Executive financial in an English work environment (4 years Minimum);
-    Excellent command of English and good knowledge of French (written and spoken).

Votre Dossier

- We invite you to post your CV in Microsoft Word format in English (compulsory mention of the position title in subject of your application): \"Senior Proposal Writer\" and your application letter (in English) via mail to or directly to our website (complete the application form) before \"18st of of December, 2013”.
- Provide us with three references in connection with your previous employments.