and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and
total revenues of approximately $174 million.
We are seeking a D.C.-based Proposal Development Specialist who will serve as a core member of the Proposal Management and Integration (PMI) team, working with colleagues across ACDI/VOCA departments, units, and field offices to design new projects and develop
Primary activities include but are not limited to: actively gather intelligence about, analyze, and share information on new business opportunities; serve as a liaison between ACDI/VOCA field teams, in-country contacts, partner organizations, and HQ-based technical
specialists; working with PMI Technical Director and technical specialists to define clear technical strategy, technical narrative outline, and writing assignments for ACDI/VOCA and project partners; siignificant writing, revision and editing of proposals
written by other staff to ensure technical narrative clearly articulates technical strategy, is responsive to donor requirements, and meets ACDI/VOCA technical quality standards.
In addition this position will be responsible for working with proposal manager, coordinators, proposal budget, M&E, recruitment, and operations teams to ensure budgets, monitoring, evaluation and learning plans, staffing, operations and management plans are
aligned with technical strategy and are clearly articulated within the technical narrative; working with the technical director to improve proposal development efforts through the design, development, and implementation of new project design and proposal development
processes, protocols, and supporting resources; and working with PMI Technical Director and other PMI staff members to design and deliver trainings to proposal writers, technical contributors, and field staff on best practices in writing clear and compelling
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelorâs degree in international development, international relations, business communications, or related field required. Candidates must have a minimum of six years of work experience designing projects and writing compelling
narrative for proposals or other persuasive documents; preferably in response to solicitations from USAID and other funders (such as foundations and corporations). Experience working with and/or knowledge of various project design/logic models such as Theory
of Change (ToC), Problem/Outcome Trees or other causal pathway mapping, logical frameworks, and results frameworks is preferred. Experience working on and/or knowledge of agricultural production, market systems strengthening, and/or food security projects
is preferred. Fluency in English is required. Additional French/Spanish skills are highly desired. The ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.