Population Services International

  • DFID Proposal Development Consultant

    Posted Date 12 months ago(6/5/2018 2:56 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development & External Relations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: DFID Proposal Development Specialist Consultant         

    Department: New Business Development

    Based in Remote

    Reports to Director, New Business Development


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!

    PSI is a long-time recipient of UK Department for International Development (DFID) funding; however, increased competition for funding and riskier contracting mechanisms, like pay-for-performance, require additional expertise to assess and pursue opportunities. PSI therefore seeks to build its DFID knowledge, including donor culture, priorities, language/terminology, and familiarity with commercial tender formats and requirements. 


    We are looking for a DFID Proposal Development Specialist Consultant to provide advisory services, training, and technical assistance on DFID contracts for PSI staff involved in developing proposals, including members of PSI’s New Business Development team, Regional Support Teams, and others. S/he will review tender documents and provide feedback to improve PSI’s competitiveness, share intel related to DFID priorities and the funding landscape, and conduct formal trainings for PSI staff as needed. The consultancy will be flexible to allow for both ad hoc advisory services and more intensive assistance and review on live DFID bids.


    This is a remote consultancy. While the consultant will be working mostly with DC-based staff, she/he can be located anywhere.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    PSI seeks a short-term DFID Proposal Development Specialist Consultant to provide advisory and technical services related to DFID commercial tenders and/or lead commercial tender development for upcoming new business opportunities.


    This will include: 

    • Support development of prime and partner tenders, inclusive but not limited to technical requirements, management and staffing, and value for money in close collaboration with core tender team;
    • Provide on call technical assistance and advisory services for core proposal teams;
    • Develop tender guidance for prime and partners in collaboration with proposal teams to support a competitive bid for ongoing and planned new business opportunities;
    • Review prime and partner tenders, providing feedback at various points throughout the process;
    • Ensure prime & partner tender is responsive to the RFP and its amendments;
    • Complete other tender supporting documents, as outlined in the RFP and agreed upon with the core proposal team. This may include items such as: executive summary, management and staffing plan, value for money sections, etc.;
    • Finalize tender package for submission in accordance with RFP guidelines; and
    • Other tasks, as assigned and agreed upon with the core proposal team related to the development of the tender


    What are we looking for?

    The Proposal Development Specialist will have proven expertise and demonstrated leadership in procurement of DFID contracts, and demonstrated success with DFID tenders.


    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position




    • Exempt

    *Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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