Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC)

Proposal Writer

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Job Overview

Job Title                      : Proposal Writer

Location                      : Remote (preferably from MENA region, Europe or Canada)

Reports to                   : Director of Programs and Partnerships

Salary                          : A competitive salary commensurate with experience


Job Summary

CLIC-Consultants is currently seeking a Proposal Writer to join our highly motivated and experienced international development team.

We are looking for a creative, outgoing, out-of-the-box thinker to join our business development and revenue generation team! The Proposal Writer will work closely with CLIC’s Senior Proposal Writer and collaborate with internal and external senior management and partner organizations, donor focal points, Project Managers, and CLIC associate experts to prepare compliant winning RFQ /RFP and EOI responses, sole-sourced proposals and Concept Papers as well as activities that support our growth initiatives. The proposal writer is responsible for developing winning proposals through strategic messaging, ensuring we’re articulating the best story and value to clients in compelling and differentiated ways, developing innovative deliverables to visually tell that story.

With limited supervision or guidance, you help the business development team at CLIC to identify winning strategies by understanding the buyer’s needs, challenging the status quo, and creating proposals that are customized and tailored to the decision-maker.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Read, analyze, and understand the requirements of Solicitations, RFQs, RFPs, and EOIs
  • Attend pre-proposal meetings and debriefings as needed
  • Collaborate with CLIC’s internal stakeholders, associates, and partners to assemble information
  • Capture, shape, and synthesize information to reflect a cohesive message, written in one voice
  • Write executive summaries and proposal pursuit materials that articulate CLIC’s strategic messaging in a compelling and persuasive manner
  • Write and edit proposals for readability, appropriate tone, and compliance with donors’ requirements
  • Ensure accurate and compelling presentation of Curriculum Vitae of proposed staff and experts in compliance to donor requirements and templates
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval
  • Identify partnerships and opportunities for collaboration with prospective clients; provide support in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations, leave-behinds, and handouts for interviews with these clients
  • Assist with tracking and inputting opportunities into the Proposals Pipeline Database
  • Update & maintain the SharePoint Business Development documentation folders and databases (i.e., resumes, project portfolios, project sheets, photos, references, licenses and certifications, project history, etc.)
  • Assist with other business development/marketing functions, as necessary

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Humanities, or related disciplines
  • 3+ years in a proposal development role in any sector
  • 2+ years of prior relevant experience in community development, international development and/or humanitarian aid sectors is highly desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region is highly desirable
  • Demonstrable experience in writing proposals for international development agencies/donors
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of other languages, especially French and Arabic, is a strong asset
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to work in partnership in a cross-cultural context.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proven budgeting and financial management skills
  • Attention to detail and working with tight deadlines
  • Problem-solving, coordination and facilitation skills


  • A quasi-journalistic ability to quickly grasp specialist knowledge and make it clear for external parties
  • Agility and speed in executing strong writing
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to “get smart quick” on a wide variety of topics
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask within a fast-paced, challenging, and deadline-driven environment
  • You are extremely resourceful
  • You adore crafting a great story and you speak human – You see how facts and figures can come together to be compelling and persuasive. You strongly dislike the word “utilize” and love it when you get to write in a more conversational style
  • You catch the details –You check your list. In fact, you check it twice
  • Word is your friend – You know all the ins and outs and lovingly work around every glitch
  • You have excellent project and time management skills with keen attention to detail while being highly organized. Excellent writing and proof-reading skills. Ability to multitask and handle multiple deadlines and assignments

Application Process

  • Email your application to: [email protected] by September 10, 2022 with a cover letter indicating the reason you believe you are the best fit for this position.
  • CVs without a cover letter indicating suitability for the job will be rejected.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



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