Lead Technical Writer – Senegal

Lead Technical Writer – Senegal

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This position will serve as the technical writer to provide major proposal development support on the upcoming USAID/Senegal Agricultural Value Chain Services project.  The successful candidate will take a lead role in the preparation of the technical proposal and should demonstrate mastery of both English and French.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead proposal teams in the development of strategic technical approaches and activities, and write the technical proposal by incorporating oral and written inputs from technical experts and responding to comments provided from reviewers;
  • Draft original content as needed, ensuring all drafts are complete and within page limits in advance of reviews;
  • Support proposal teams in writing other sections of the proposal, developing graphics and text boxes, and reviewing all proposal sections for consistency and compliance;
  • Align with CNFA best practices for developing proposal outlines, strategies, and approaches, and adhere to CNFA outline and other templates and tools;
  • Participate in the selection of best candidates for key personnel positions, and;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least six (6) years of proposal writing experience, including for USAID solicitations, is required; expertise in agricultural value chains or other relevant technical areas is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, journalism, or a related field is required;
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations for proposal compliance is required;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills is required;
  • Experience devising concepts for graphic designs and text boxes is strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and a demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints is required;
  • Excellent written and oral abilities in French is required;
  • Ability to travel to both Washington, DC and Senegal is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Consultant – Food for Peace M&E and Program Design Facilitator

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CNFA is seeking a qualified consultant to facilitate the design of a Food for Peace DFAP program in West Africa. The M&E and Program Design Facilitator will collaborate closely with a broader technical design team to conduct field research; facilitate the technical design of the project, including problem identification; develop of the Theory of Change and Logical Framework; and provide written input. The consultant will contribute to the review process during proposal writing, and work closely with the technical design team to draft the work plan and MEL Plan sections of the proposal. The consultancy will require travel to West Africa and Washington, D.C.  

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience designing US-government funded projects in the areas of food security, agriculture, livelihoods, combating under-nutrition, disaster impact mitigation, and/or resilience. FFP DFAP/DFAS experience preferred.
  • Experience facilitating problem analysis using tools such as problem & solution trees required.
  • Experience developing Theory of Change & Logical Frameworks required.
  • West Africa experience required
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience preferred;
  • Master’s degree or higher in related field.
  • Strong written and verbal English required.
  • Experience in proposal writing is preferred. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.