Proposal Writer
Vacancy Number:KVID20170211-35605
Title: Proposal Writer
Exp.:2017-02-11-(8 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Organization:Sanayee Development Organization (SDO) |About Sanayee Development Organization (SDO)
Education:Bachelor degree in development studies or relevant fields. Master degree will be preferred
Work Experience:Minimum 3- 5 in proposal writing Years
  • Bachelor degree in development studies or any other relevant field. Master degree would be preferred
  • At least 4 years experience in proposal development field
  • Experience working with proposal development, preparation, writing and analysis
  • Excellent oral and written command of English Language
  • Good communication skills to create documentation and to communicate with donors and management
  • Have an understanding of development process and progress in Afghanistan
  • Excellent project cycle management skills
  • Able to work in multi cultural and tough environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Package skills
  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor his/her team members
Duties & Responsibilities

The proposal writer will be working under the direct supervision of the programs director and will closely work with a team of program officers and senior program officers. S/he is will be required to consistently look for funding opportunities, develop concept notes and proposal according to guideline and bases on factual information that provide the reader with necessary details to make a decision about the future financial contribution for SDO.  Similarly, s/he is expected to develop budgets and work plans based on the announced RFPs. Besides looking for the newly announced funding opportunities, the position holder is expected to approach the current or previous donors with any possible idea in line with the SDO Organizational strategy. S/he is primarily involved with writing, packaging and delivery of the final proposal documents and maintenance of the proposal content library, application of best proposal practices and ensuring proposal process is followed by team of program officers. The proposal writer will be responsible for donor coordination activities and will be representing SDO at donor meetings.


This position is for dynamic, detail-oriented proposal writer, who will write and coordinate strategic marketing content for proposal, presenting and other material to support SDO financial acquisition and donor retention efforts. The proposal writer will be based in Programs Department at SDOs Main Office. The position holder will be part of a team of program officers and senior program officers and will be undertaking the above mentioned activities in collaboration and support with the team.


Duties and Responsibilities

The proposal writer would be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Develop proposals, concept notes, budgets and work plans based on the requirement of donors

  • Attend donor meetings and project briefings

  • Motivates and coaches the program officers and senior program staffs on writing wining proposals

  • Works as a member of a proposal team to research, analyze, prepare, and submit proposals for donors.

  • Reviews requests for proposals (RFPs) or requests for information (RFIs) requirements; develops response approach and ensures agreed upon elements are incorporated into a cohesive and persuasive format.

  • Responds to inquiries and coordinates activities with other programme team to ensure that appropriate level proposal section responses are fulfilled in a timely manner.

  • Coordinates with other programme teams as needed to ensure production, quality control and past performance requirements are met. Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.

  • Provides comprehensive reviews and proofreading of materials developed to ensure accuracy, consistency and appropriate style

  • Any other task assigned by programs director or executive director

  • Creates and maintains a proper record keeping of his/her relevant activities

Submission Guideline

Interested candidates may send their application letter and CV to [email protected] with the subject line Proposal Writer - SDO  2017.