Proposal Writer

  Moraa Educational Complex
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1917
Date Posted:Aug 29, 2018
Closing Date:Oct 30, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Technical
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Moraa Educational Complex:


Moraa Educational Complex

Job Summary:

A proposal writer duties involve researching, writing and organizing ideas, conducting interviews, reviewing products or services, creating strategies, working with graphic designers and presenting proposals.
Prepares business proposals, business plans, quotations, by determining concept; gathering and formatting information; writing drafts; obtaining approvals. she will participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign off and document production. Experience of coordinating and updating a knowledgebase system is beneficial.Excellent research skills and the ability to write persuasively and articulately are essential.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs), request for quotation (RFQs), ITBs and attending strategy meetings.

Meets proposal/quotation deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.

Gathers proposal/quotation information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.

Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.

Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding and coordinate printing.

Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.

Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate; implementing changes.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.

Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Concept development of the organization

Lead and/or run the proposal creation process for the responses of MEC developments in conjunction with RFPs and RFIs (requests for information) received.

Develop and maintain compelling, persuasive RFP content

Build compliant outlines for RFPs/RFIs

Assist in developing and maintaining a proposal/Business plan content library

Work with the proposal team to support the sales team with client-facing, written communications

Review proposals/Business plans to ensure a precise product ready for client review; proofread for content, grammar, style, formatting; edit, organize, and pull attachments and exhibits

Consistently implement MEC brand messaging, including tone, style, and theme, within all responses. Effectively demonstrate and promote the MEC value proposition

Liaise with MEC’ subject matter experts to inform responses to RFPs and/or to support the maintenance of content organized in knowledge base, including its technical accuracy

Write clear, persuasive, and articulate proposal sections; translate technical and other ideas into easily understandable text; rewrite and review proposal sections and related proposal documents.

Under the direction of the Line Manager, interview technical SMEs, Program Managers, Task Leads, and other technical personnel to collect technical and methodology information and incorporate that information into developing winning proposal content

Thoroughly review all proposal response volumes and sections, ensuring written consistency (one voice) in the final proposal after review of various team and technical inputs

Maintain and update proposal archives/databases, boilerplate past performance documents, and repository

Rewrite technical material and coordinates with technical personnel to ensure accuracy

Coordinate with functional areas, business areas, subcontractors and others to research and develop data required for technical proposal development.

Perform searches on reusable material and support data calls as requested by capture/proposal team

Manage past performance questionnaires (PPQs)

Lead formatting, editing, production, and submission activities

Assist in the creation of graphics, covers, spines, labels, and org/flow charts

Develops and maintains a strong understanding of investigator research programs across the institution.

Researches governmental funding agencies and private foundations including funding priorities, pay lines, and awards to advise investigators on funding fit and development of successful proposals

Researches funding opportunities and disseminates targeted funding announcements to investigators and departments

Edits proposals for readability including structure, usage, syntax, tone, active voice, and formatting

Develops budget justifications, writes non-scientific narrative such as facilities, institutional resources, and other allied sections of large applications

Develops templates, boilerplate narrative, and related faculty grant writing resources and tools

Draft letters, Memorandum of Understanding, and other institutional communication as needed to support applications and faculty nominations.

Manages multiple projects and work flow to ensure on-time submissions

Perform all other duties as assigned and required.

Job Requirement:

Proposal Writer needs at least a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field (MBA preferred). At least 5 years of experience with bachelor and 3years with master’degree directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

Overall 5-15 yrs experience.

8+ years in proposal writing and concept development

Experience with scheduler programs such as Primavera and MS Project manager is a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Have integrity and education with marketing experience

Have an outgoing personality; enjoy leading client meetings

Are digital natives, immersed in the online world

Are comfortable working with faith-based clients

Are strategic thinkers, able to plan and process

Are strong communicators and creative thinkers

Have an excellent working knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammar rules

Lead with humility and serve with eagerness

Are comfortable hitting daily deadlines

Demonstrate strong analytical skills

Value constructive criticism

Are comfortable delivering as a key player on a variety of projects

Handle themselves in a pleasant, personable manner (in-person, phone, and email)

Enjoy working as part of a team

Have a good sense of humor
Desirable Qualifications

Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

Experience in government and commercial proposal support

Understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals

Ability to seamlessly work independently or part of a team in a fast-paced environment

Able to work independently, as a leader and as a member of a team

Capable to work with minimal supervision, including demonstrating flexibility, accountability, initiative, and self-motivation to identify and execute tasks

Able to manage multiple and shifting priorities and meet high quality standards while working variable and longer hours under tight deadlines

Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Excellent communication in English required.

Strong attention to detail & decision-making skills

Understanding of public relations, communications

Ability to quickly adapt to change.

Supervisory and Team building skills

Time/Stress management skills

Understanding of education sector

Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is a plus

Proficient in Microsoft Office software; Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Ability to work in a highly volatile, fast-paced environment

Outstanding research and organizational skills and the ability to learn new things quickly

Self-disciplined with the ability to work independently, meet deadlines and work extra hours if needed

Executes professional standards at all times: attire, communication, behavior

Experience in editing professional and business writing

Exceptional writing and editing skills

Strong organizational skills that demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention

Ability to work collegially under strict deadline pressure and handle multiple work assignments

Experience working in a high-paced environment with proper time management and organizational skills

Ability to do technical Documentation

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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