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9 Nov 2012

Full-Time Senior Technical Writer (Washington D.C.)

IMA World Health – Posted by TechWhirl Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: Competitive Market NonProfit Compensation Package
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Competitive NonProfit Benefits Package
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Business Development
Priority: Headquarters
Description: As a key member of the Business Development Team, the Senior Technical Writer serves a leadership role as a technical writer and/or compiles proposal inputs for varied health programs (including health systems strengthening, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning/reproductive health, nutrition, HMIS/GIS, and/or organizational capacity building). S/he will ensure the highest quality of writing for all proposal sections that are prepared by other staff and/or technical experts. Working collaboratively with field-based colleagues and the Program Team, the Senior Technical Writer will work throughout the proposal development process to conceptualize, draft outlines, conduct research, and write proposal sections, and ensure overall quality, consistency, and responsiveness of all elements of the technical proposal for public and private donors.The Senior Technical Writer should be familiar with the process of responding to solicitations by U.S. government entities such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and/or experience developing other non-U.S. government proposals such as the Global Fund, Department of International Development, and World Bank as well as private donors. S/he will also possess exceptional writing and editing skills and international health expertise
Duties: 1. Lead the technical writing for proposal efforts in the areas of health systems strengthening, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, nutrition, HMIS/GIS, community health programs, and organizational capacity building.
2. Working collaboratively with field-based teams and representatives from the Program and Business Development Teams, provides leadership to conceptualize and write and/or compile proposal sections including technical and management approaches, work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, personnel, corporate capabilities, and other related graphics.
3. Participate in proposal-related meetings.
4. Maintain regular communication with the Director, Business Development, Country Directors, VP for Programs, and others within the Senior Management Team with regards to progress for specific proposal efforts.
5. Provide technical inputs for budget development as needed.
6. Participate in final reviewing and editing to ensure consistency of writing style and format as well as adherence to donor and IMA standards.
7. Promote the health portfolio and capabilities of IMA to existing and potential donors, partners, and prospective key personnel.
8. Contribute to strategic planning for IMA’s future development, growth and expansion.
9. Contribute to research and design and implementation of capture strategies for priority bids.
10. Conduct in-country information gathering trips as requested.
11. Support the capacity building of BD, Program, and field staff in best practices for proposal development.
12. Other business development duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 1. Advanced degree in public health or related field.
2. Minimum 8 years of combined professional experience in the public health sector, program management, and proposal/grant writing for international development projects.
3. Technical experience in one or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, nutrition, HMIS/GIS, community health programs, and organizational capacity building.
4. Experience in field-based positions in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America and the Caribbean preferred.
5. Understanding of global health priorities, strategies, and development approaches.
6. Demonstrated success in securing funds from USG donors, other international donors, and foundations.
7. In-depth knowledge of USG regulations and requirements; in depth familiarity with other international donors preferred.
8. Proven ability to work with international and local partners, field leadership, technical experts, and other stakeholders in the design and implementation of health programs; experience with faith-based organizations preferred.
9. Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, and verbal communications.
10. Ability to multi-task, manage deadlines effectively, and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
11. Team player with ability to work with diverse teams.
12. Working knowledge of a second language preferred; French or Spanish is desirable.
13. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
14. Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
15. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
16. Willingness to support IMA World Health’s mission.

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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