Proposal Writer Job in Kenya

Position Summary: 

  • PC-Kenya requires the services of an experienced technical proposal writer to work with in-house subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop and finalize proposal writing for upcoming potential opportunities. The ideal candidate will have at least 5-6 years of relevant experience within international development, FCDO and USAID contexts, including in technical writing for proposals and other products.


  • In collaboration with SMEs, from capture to proposal development, drives technical proposal writing processes;
  • Interprets donor solicitation requirements and develops outlines in collaboration with proposal leader and SMEs;
  • Coordinate and support aspects of technical proposal preparation, including gathering inputs from staff, preparing drafts and incorporating reviewer comments;
  • Work with proposal teams to review solicitations, determine technical strategies and approaches, develop outlines, write and edit proposals;
  • Support the design of the technical approach, ensuring it responds to donor requirements and programmatic contexts;
  • Contribute to identifying and reviewing background materials to use in writing technical proposals;

  • Organize and synthesize technical research and ensure it is adequately reflected in the final draft of proposal;
  • Integrate technical content from different sections into one cohesive, responsive and persuasive proposal that is in “one voice”
  • Perform substantive edits of proposal drafts prior to submission including changes to overall structure, content, organization, and flow;
  • For certain proposal efforts, serve as lead technical writer for overall technical proposal or contributing writer for assigned sections.


  • Masters degree in a relevant field;
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience writing proposals and other communication products within the international development context, including at least five years’ writing and editing technical proposals for global and bilateral USAID-funded proposals;
  • Experience writing and editing proposals and communication products for global health, research, and MEL desirable;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

How To Apply

We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in applying for this position, please send resume and cover letter to: by 20th May 2024.