Proposal Writing Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria

at Save The Children

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Save The Children is looking to add a dynamic, organized proposal writer who is passionate about being a part of a global team of individuals committed to improving the lives of children in Nigeria. Successful candidates should have:

• Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate complex technical ideas in a clear and compelling way

• The ability to synthesize inputs from multiple sources into one cohesive document with a unified voice

• A talent for writing concisely and conceptualizing ideas for graphics that convey key information

• Experience writing proposals for USAID, DFID, other bilaterals, foundations and/or corporations

• Experience at an INGO and knowledge of some technical areas such as humanitarian assistance, health, nutrition, protection, education, livelihoods or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

• Attention to detail and exceptional organization

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with large teams and to communicate clearly


Key Responsibilities

  1. Thoroughly review solicitations/calls for funding and become an expert on funder instructions and requirements
  2. Work with the proposal team to develop an outline that will guide the organization and content of proposal sections
  3. Integrate inputs from technical experts and staff into a narrative that clearly conveys proposal win themes and technical solutions, and importantly, is compliant with all donor instructions and requirements
  4. Help the proposal team to identify and address any gaps in the program design or other pieces of the proposal
  5. Collaborate with the proposal team to incorporate the suggestions of proposal reviewers
  6. Format and edit proposals and ensure a high quality final products
  7. Follow proposal calendar and meet established deadlines


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field required.
  • Minimum 5 years overall experience, with 2 years in writing and developing proposals in response to solicitations from donors
  • Exceptional conceptual, analytical, writing, and editing skills, including knack for synthesizing large amounts of information into persuasive, clear language and graphics. Experience working in Nigeria.
  • Ability to consistently meet multiple deadlines.



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