• Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Contract



ME&A is an international development consulting firm that specializes in governance, democracy and public administration, economic growth, and water and coastal resources management. ME&A is seeking a Mid-Level 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.



  • Serve as lead proposal writer for USAID-funded and other donor-funded proposals, in accordance with ME&A and donor requirements                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Facilitate technical design sessions in order to set proposal strategy and criteria for successful development of donor proposals                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Collect, integrate, and assure the quality of technical specialists and/or consultant contributions                                            
  • Review, revise, and copy-edit technical proposal sections provided by ME&A's technical and other staff, consultants, and partners, and integrate into the overall technical 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 proposal design workshops.



  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in International Development, or similar field                     
  • At least 7 years of related experience in proposal writing and management.                                                                     
  • Experience writing successful USAID proposals                                                                                     
  • 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, please email  

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