Senior Technical Writer

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jun 22

Position description

The Senior Technical Writer reports to the business development department and works closely with program and country office staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Research, write, and edit technical sections of proposals and meet all proposal deadlines;

·         Participate in proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions with business development and technical teams throughout the life of the proposal;

·         Review and contribute to proposal outlines and compliance matrices;

·         Work with subject matter experts and country office staff to prepare material for proposals, including interviewing experts and/or reviewing and revising text prepared by experts;

·         Review proposal pieces and final text for clarity, consistency, and responsiveness to RFP/RFA requirements, in preparation for reviews and final production;

·         Travel to country offices to work with local partners and/or staff; gather operational information and country context; and analyze the competitive environment for considering AMIDEAST’s differentiators;

·         Provide support to AMIDEAST staff to improve proposal writing skills through workshops and individual trainings;

·         Support non-proposal writing/editing tasks (including reports, corporate capability pieces, success stories, expressions of interest, country reports/briefing books, project reports, and others), as required (30% time).

Expected Outcomes:

  • Incumbent actively engages with business development team, subject matter experts, and country office staff during program design.
  • AMIDEAST employees’ skills in proposal writing are improved due to incumbent’s effective training, mentoring, and one-on-one coaching on compelling proposal writing.
  • The number of proposals submitted annually increases.


·         M.A. or equivalent in education, international relations/ development, journalism, or related field;

·         Minimum 10 years of work experience in the international development field with minimum 5 years of experience focusing on the Middle East and North Africa;

·         Significant knowledge of international education and training programs, including gender, youth and workforce development. 

·         Minimum 6 years of proposal development experience for USAID and other USG agencies;

·         Demonstrated success in writing USAID, foundation and grant proposals;

·         Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with diverse teams deliver in a timely manner working as part of a team;

·         Excellent writing and editing skills; and 

·         Fluency in Arabic and/or French highly desirable.

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