|Date Posted:||Aug 29, 2018|
|Closing Date:||Oct 30, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
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.
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
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