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Job Title: Proposal Writer
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Organization: ICAP at Columbia University
Posted: 3/26/2018
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,      USA
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Position Description: ICAP is seeking proposal writers on a temporary consultancy basis. Proposal writers must have demonstrated skill, expertise, and experience in responding to solicitations from CDC. The proposal writer will work with the technical, program and proposal management team, both in NYC and with ICAP staff in-country, to help review solicitations, determine strategy for the application, storyboard, and write the technical proposal. The proposal writer will produce a high-quality proposal that is compliant with CDC requirements, technically clear and accurate, and adheres to ICAP style. The consultant will report to the proposal team manager.

Major Accountabilities:

In close collaboration with technical teams and proposal managers, serve as lead writer and/or editor of proposals. This would include:

- Preparing an outline for the technical narrative, highlighting key CDC requirements.

- Authoring the technical narrative of the proposal. This may include gathering information; leading technical design and storyboard sessions, writing and/or editing proposal sections such as executive summary, technical approach, management and staffing plans, and other sections as needed; consulting with ICAP staff to ensure accuracy; integrating different sections of the proposal developed by other authors; and revising text based on feedback.

- Substantive editing. This may include reorganizing material, adding or deleting information, revising major sections of text, and asking authors to address questions and concerns.

- Copy editing. This may include revising the text to make it clear, concise, correct, consistent, and coherent. With this level of editing, the proposal writer will ensure the flow between sections and follow guidance provided in the ICAP style guide and any specifications in the solicitation.

- Write and/or edit supportive documents needed for proposals including capability statements, past performance references, personnel resumes, job descriptions, work plans, and background information on the relevant subject areas as needed. - Attend technical meetings, check-ins, and other meetings as requested.

- Liaise with technical experts, both in-country and in NYC, to ensure the accuracy of content; with graphic designers to improve the presentation of information; with editors to incorporate their feedback; and with other communications experts to ensure compliance with organizational processes for preparation and approval of materials.

- The proposal writer shall remain flexible, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with other members of the proposal team to ensure a smooth proposal development process and adherence to the timeline developed for this proposal. - In the event of scheduling conflicts or difficulty obtaining needed information, the proposal writer shall inform the proposal manager promptly to ensure speedy resolution of any issues.

Qualifications: Education:

- Master’s Degree required in journalism, communications, public health, marketing, or related field is required.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

- Minimum of five (5) years writing public health related US government proposals, preferably CDC proposals; and prior experience writing large scale, complex bids of multimillion dollar value with proven success is required.

- Demonstrated writing and editing skills appropriate for competitive proposal submissions.

- Demonstrated skill in using terminology and concepts related to global health issues.

- Knowledge of technical areas such as HIV and AIDS, HRH, health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, nutrition, reproductive health, tuberculosis, and malaria, strongly desired.

- Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in teams under tight deadlines.

- Ability to create engaging and compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations.

- Excellent interviewing and persuasive writing skills.

- Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative information.

- Ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and negotiate timelines.

- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and especially Microsoft Word.

Organization Description: A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.

Working hand-in-hand with individuals at every level of the health system–from patients to health care providers to government officials–ICAP is dedicated to delivering high-performing health system strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable health care. The organization tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for capacity building and for its innovative, effective, and ethical programs that are implemented in the most challenging resource-limited settings. ICAP is also known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems and local partners’ capacity to deliver quality health services. To date, ICAP has worked to address major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems in more than 5,200 sites across 20 countries.

Closing Date: 5/31/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: ICAP Columbia University,  -
Contact Location: 722 West 168 STreet

New York   NY  10032
United States
Contact Location: 722 West 168 STreet
 
  New York   NY  10032
  United States
Contact Phone: 212-342-0505 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: icap-hr@columbia.edu
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How to Apply: Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and a Writing Sample to icap-jobs@columbia.edu. Please specify your expected daily rate in your Cover Letter. Please indicate the job title “Proposal Writer- CDC” in the email subject line.

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