Development Associate – Research and Writing

Job Background

We are looking for a young, enterprising professional who is willing to learn and grow. The candidate will join our growing team as an associate who supports our efforts in expanding our markets through research on experts, partners and funders, writing strong proposals / concepts and coordinating the solutioning process. The candidate will work in a multicultural environment and gain significant learnings of 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 with the team 
  • Research and coordinate with relevant and like-minded partners and experts to collaborate with for select opportunities to create meaningful impact
  • Seek out and explore funders and ongoing development programs 

Proposal and Concept Writing

  • Play critical role in coordinating with the core team for proposal development
  • Take the lead to draft select sections of the proposal based on benchmarks, objectives set-out and insights provided
  • Make use of research outputs to produce relevant and high quality proposals
  • Coordinate with BD 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, expert and regional colleagues as needed

Knowledge Management

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Development Studies, Economics or such;
  • 1 year work experience in the field of writing, proposals coordination/support, proposals development or knowledge management
  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Conversant with MS Office Applications and Google Suite
  • Highly organized, keen to 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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