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Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive.

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ChildFund Asia region is seeking expert bid/proposal writers to join our pool of external proposal writers who will engage with the region’s grant acquisition efforts on a retainer or by project on a continuous basis. Successful candidates will work closely with ChildFund International and country office team members and will take the lead in coordinating, developing, and writing project proposals. The proposals to be completed by the candidate will be in response to a formal call for application for funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing and editing high-quality content for competitive proposals that reflect ChildFund’s technical approach, theories of change, and niche
  • Conduct workshop/ideation sessions with partner organizations and local stakeholders and compile input into proposals remotely.
  • Conduct internal/external desk analysis through literature review and meetings with the proposal team
  • Information harvesting and analysis through working directly with ChildFund technical experts
  • Providing leadership and coordination to proposal writing teams while serving as lead writer of the team with final responsibility for the master document(s).
  • Produce quality and tailored content for technical and financial proposals or related documents in full compliance with the requirements and quality standards of ChildFund and key partners/grantors.
  • Editing of the final proposal texts in compliance with ChildFund and partner/grantor requirements and quality standards.

Essential Skills

The Proposal Writer should have expertise in preparing and writing technical narratives and budgets for unsolicited and solicited proposals from key institutional donors, namely EU, USAID, FCDO, UN, Global Fund, etc. The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential skills in organizational, planning, and proposal-writing abilities. ChildFund prefers candidates with at least 8 years of relevant professional experience in the international development sector and at least 5 years as a proposal writer. The consultant is anticipated to conduct basic research on proposal-related topics, occasionally interview team members or global movement leaders to enhance proposals, and effectively articulate the narrative accompanying a budget.Fluency in professional English is required. Knowledge and experience writing competitive proposals on any of the thematic priorities of ChildFund will be of added value: Health and Nutrition, Education, Youth Development/Skilling, Child Protection, Climate Action, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI).

How to apply

How to Apply:

Applications must be addressed to Ms. Nirmala Rani, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development via email at [email protected], with the subject line: Proposal Writer Consultancy for Asia. Kindly include the following documents in your application:

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV) in English.
  2. A cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressing the consultancy. Please provide relevant details on how you will legally function as an independent or self-employed consultant in your country of residence/operation.
  • Please include a summary of your experience as a proposal writer, providing details such as donor, thematic areas, country focus, value/size of the program, and outcome.
  • For which donors you have written proposals (indicate procurement type, no. of proposals, etc.)
  • Daily fee, inclusive of VAT1.
  • Three referees, including the current or most recent employer*. If you have worked for ChildFund as a staff, consultant, or proposal writer, please provide details of your engagement, including a reference person for each assignment.*

3. Writing sample(s)

Application process

  1. Submit your application to join our roster.
  2. We’ll contact you when a suitable opportunity arises.
  3. Jump into exciting proposal writing projects and showcase your expertise!

Ready to be part of our Proposal Writing Roster? Apply now and be at the forefront of impactful projects!