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Grants and Proposal Writer (Consultant)

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldConsultancy 

We are seeking experienced successful grant/proposal writers for competitive proposals with our key clients. As a proposal writer, you will work with our in-house proposal development teams, and will be tasked with leading and coordinating the development of quality written content for technical, financial and commercial (narrative part) proposal/bid documents. Applicants must understand how to construct and bid for HR proposals in Kenya.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing Human Resource Management proposals daily
  • Providing leadership and coordination to proposal writing teams, while serving as the lead writer of the team;
  • Writing and editing high quality content for competitive proposals, based on boilerplate texts (where available) and content obtained through interviewing of technical experts;
  • Harvesting and analyzing information, working directly or remotely with technical experts of R4K;
  • Responsible for delivering high quality, tailored content for technical, financial and commercial (narrative) proposals or related documents in full compliance with the requirements and quality standards of R4K and its key customers.


  • A post-graduate university degree or professional qualification in HR;
  • At least 5 years of proposal writing experience in the HR Management and development sector;
  • Proven successful proposal writing skills, evidenced by customer and donor feedback and proposal win rate;
  • Proven ability to cultivate consensus, multitask, and be flexible and responsive to quickly changing demands;
  • Proven experience conducting in-depth interviews with subject matter specialists or groups (on calls or in team settings) and synthesizing the information into meaningful feedback or prose;
  • Proven successful (demonstrable) experience in writing competitive proposals 
  • Detail oriented, with demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work under stringent proposal submission deadlines;
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
  • Fluency in professional English is required. Fluency and professional writing skills in Spanish is considered an asset.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to R4Kenya on to apply