• Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time


ME&A is seeking a Proposal Writer to aid in proposal development and support for a range of international development projects funded by USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and other donor organizations. ME&A specializes in monitoring and evaluation, water resources and climate, democracy and governance, economic growth, human and institutional development, capacity development, communications, and knowledge management.


  • Write proposals that convey factual, objective, and technical information while incorporating compelling language that communicates the benefits of the organization's products/services and meet or exceed proposal technical evaluation requirements.
  • Works cross-functionally to gather material and synthesizes information into a final product.
  • Serve as a lead proposal writer for proposals, in accordance with ME&A and donor requirements
  • Facilitate technical design sessions to set proposal strategy and criteria for successful development of proposals
  • Integrate and assure the quality of technical writer's contributions to the proposal Liaise and coordinate with ME&A HQ staff, technical specialists, consultants, and partners to provide clear, complete, and timely instructions and feedback for proposal deliverables
  • Review, revise, edit, and improve the quality and responsiveness of proposal documents and materials
  • Participate in technical reviews and incorporate feedback in a timely manner Review and integrate all background materials to ensure that the technical application is compliant with all technical and formatting requirements
  • Lead the preparation and delivery of a more complex proposal design workshops.
  • Work effectively with the Proposal Manager, Proposal Team including sub-contractors.


  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in International Development, Communications, Journalism or similar field
  • At least 7 years of related experience in proposal writing and management.
  • Experience writing successful USAID proposals
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation proposals is preferred
  • Strong prior experience managing or coordinating proposals for USAID-funded and/or other US government-funded opportunities
  • Knowledge of USAID programming and technical procurement requirements
  • Knowledge of the principles, terminology, and methodology of water sector proposal preparation
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize knowledge (inputs) into high quality proposal outputs
  • Ability to successful collaborate with others and work in teams, especially under pressure

ME&A is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants.

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law,

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