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Lead Technical Proposal Writer, Health


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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
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    August 31, 2024
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Job Description

Lead Technical Proposal Writer, Health

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

This Opportunity:

The Lead Technical Proposal Writer, Health is responsible for writing and winning multi-million dollar proposals for USAID and other donors. The consultant writer works closely with technical and proposal team members to develop compelling and persuasive proposals that are responsive to client requirements.


The position is based in Palladium’s Washington D.C. office or remote.

You and Your Career:

If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, excellent communicator, and doer, and you have expertise in international health program management, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting Lines:

This position reports to the Technical Monitor.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The consultant selected for this assignment will:

  • Serve as lead writer for proposals and concept notes to USAID and other donors
  • Prepare technical proposal narrative with oral and written inputs from subject matter experts, ensuring content is coherent, compelling, and compliant with all requirements
  • Seamlessly integrate all inputs to the technical narrative to achieve one voice
  • Draft original content, as needed, ensuring all drafts are complete and within page limits in advance of reviews.
  • Manage technical proposal draft writing and review cycles, and incorporate reviewer feedback into subsequent proposal drafts
  • Lead or participate in win themes sessions and ensure win themes are adequately integrated throughout proposal
  • Create and/or support development of compliant and annotated proposal outlines
  • Actively catalyze and support development of pre-proposal stage products or narratives
  • Maintain standard proposal style format template, compliant to solicitation requirements for bids as needed, and appropriately branded/proprietarily marked throughout
  • Prepare materials to support oral presentations, as required
  • Independently write other proposal sections, including management and capability sections and past performance reviews


Deliverables will be subject to review, revision, and final approval by the technical monitor.

Essential Criteria:

  • Strong technical writing and editing skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and write clear, concise, structured, and persuasive proposals and marketing materials
  • Successful track record writing winning proposals for more than $10M for USAID and other USG donors
  • Experience working in global health program areas, such as health systems strengthening, family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, primary health care, malaria, tuberculosis, and/or HIV and AIDS
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and the Teams collaborative site
  • Ability to work effectively and inclusively in cross-cultural contexts

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.

– We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.