Experienced Global Health Proposal Writer (USAID, CDC, HIV / AIDS)

Planet Aid Inc.
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 12

Position description

Planet Aid seeks an experienced USAID Proposal Writer (PW) with specialty in the health sector. The PW will be part of a dynamic team of partnership specialists based in Elkridge, MD. The PW must have extensive experience in the USG grant process, as well as a sound track-record in being a lead writer on major USAID and/or CDC proposals, thus being able to develop technically complex PEPFAR proposals from start to finish. Technical experience in the area in integrated health is a plus, but not a requirement.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization and contribute to the expansion of community-led health programming in Sub Saharan Africa, implemented by local organizations – impacting millions of people.

The PW must be driven, highly organized, able to juggle multiple priorities at the same time and manage the proposal development process from start to finish.

Throughout the proposal development process, the PW will cooperate closely with field and country teams to gather needed information including indicators, CV's, etc. The PW will write and edit proposals, at times assisted by other grant writers, and will be responsible for delivering the final product to the relevant USG agency.

In addition to USAID proposal writing, the PW will carry out other New Business tasks, which may include:

  • Work with Planet Aid’s new business team to build relationships with USG partners
  • Track and analyze any new opportunity and carry out all needed steps to develop highly competitive strategies and teaming arrangements.
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings with relevant USG Agencies and stakeholders.
  • Draft and negotiate Teaming Agreements with partners.
  • Contribute to the design process and win-themes.


´╗┐Work location:

At least one day a week will be spent at our corporate office in Elkridge, MD, while the rest can be virtual.



Planet Aid offers package includes paid life insurance, company-subsidized health and dental insurance, voluntary vision, and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k) plan and paid time off.


About Planet Aid:

Planet Aid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is best known for its yellow bins that accept clothing and shoes to be reused and recycled. Due to its recycling program, Planet Aid is able to support development projects worldwide and is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Planet Aid is also a member of the Humana People to People Federation, and it works with and supports other local member organizations in many developing countries.



  • Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in international development or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 8-years’ experience with USG proposal development a writer (USAID or CDC) and a minimum of 3 years as a lead USG proposal writer
  • Sound knowledge of current USAID trends and initiatives in international development
  • Extensive technical experience in PEPFAR programming and guidelines
  • Systematic approach to the proposal process
  • Excellent skills in analyzing new USG opportunities; RFA’s and RFP’s
  • Strong organizational skills and a systematic approach to solving challenges
  • Start-to-end experience in writing USAID proposals, including a clear understanding of how to strategically read an RFA, key roles and responsibilities on a proposal development team, and proven capacity to deliver high-quality, winning proposals.


Planet Aid is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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