Development Associate – Proposals and Partnerships

Job Background

We are looking for young, enterprising professionals to join our growing team as an associate supporting our efforts to expand our markets through research on experts, partners, and funders, writing strong proposals/concepts, and coordinating the solution process.

The candidate will work in a multicultural environment and gain significant learnings in the creative and development sector.



  • Research for opportunities (RFP) based on set guidelines and requirements
  • Initiate review of opportunities for relevance/feasibility and share insights
  • Research and coordinate with relevant and like-minded partners and experts to collaborate for a meaningful impact
  • Seek out and explore funders and ongoing development programs 

Proposal and Concept Writing

  • Play a critical role in coordinating with the core team and the client (as necessary) for proposal development and timelines/deadlines management for the proposals 
  • Take the lead to draft select sections of the proposal based on benchmarks, objectives set out, and insights provided
  • Make use of research outputs and current assets to produce relevant and high-quality proposals
  • Coordinate with the BD team and the delivery team to ensure on-time submission of compliant proposals 
  • Utilize the organization’s tools and databases and collaborate with teams across the organization to source detailed inputs to craft accurate responses
  • Participate and contribute in meetings with clients, experts, and regional colleagues as needed

Knowledge Management

  • Ensure compliance with internal document and knowledge management processes
  • Organize, update, and manage internal databases, proposals, and sales materials/documents on an internal shared drive


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Development Studies, Economics, or such;
  • 1 year of work experience in the field of writing, proposals coordination/support, or knowledge management
  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Conversant with MS Office Applications and Google Suite
  • Highly organized, keen on details, and has a sense of urgency
  • Capable of driving a process, ensuring internal teams and external partners deliver outputs needed for the proposal in a timely manner
  • A self-starter and is able to work collaboratively and independently
  • Can work efficiently under pressure and produce quality output within time constraints


Interested applicants can send their portfolio and CV to [email protected].

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