Technical Writers (short-term)



Chemonics seeks multiple short-term Technical Writers for a variety of upcoming procurements in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sectors. The Technical Writer is responsible for producing high-quality USAID proposals by the respective deadlines as established. Chemonics International seeks to recruit dynamic, inspired, and innovative individuals that are committed to making a difference in the lives of others.

Responsibilities include: 

• Serves as lead writer on capture and proposal efforts for USAID and other donors in areas the WASH sector
• The Technical Writers must produce technical sections of proposals in English.
• Develops key proposal products including annotated outlines, executive summaries, technical approach sections, and material to support oral presentations
• Serves in other proposal writing roles including weaving text from different writers, writing proposal sections (executive summary, management, strategic approaches, past performance, etc.)
• Participates in proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions with business development and technical teams throughout the life of the proposal
• Complete written drafts of the technical volume adhering to all requirements as stated in the solicitation and proposal deadlines
• Perform any other duties within the scope of the responsibilities of the position as directed by the supervisor


• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, International Development, or a related field required; master’s degree preferred
• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience is required
• Experience writing technical proposals in the field of international development required
• Knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following: WASH market systems, urban sanitation, climate resilient WASH, or professionalized WASH services in development programming required
• Experience working on development projects, especially USAID-funded projects, preferred
• Strong writing and communication skills in English required; proficiency in French, and/or Portuguese preferred
• Strong attention to detail required
• Strong computer and formatting skills in Word and other publishing programs required
• Ability and willingness to meet tight deadlines required
• Strong organizational and work prioritization skills required
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity