Strategic Bids Lead

Relief International

We are currently recruiting a specialist US goverment Strategic Bids Lead to join our Program Development team, ideally based in Washington DC, US or East Coast time zone. This role can be a remote/hybrid position, where we will consider applicants who are homebased in the US.

Note you must have the right to work in your remote home based location and that national terms and conditions apply.

This role is classified as requiring standard pre-employment checks.

About Relief International

Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 15 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

  • RI employs 5,000+ staff and auxiliary workers
  • 97% of staff are in-country nationals
  • We only have some 90 ex-pat staff out of 7,000+
  • RI spent $125 million in 2021 on our programs

RI invests in four broad program sectors: Economic Opportunity, Education, Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We design our programs to incorporate The RI Way: local participation, integrated programming, the development of civic skills, and partnerships including with local NGOs, governments, and the private sector.

About the opportunity

The Strategic Bids Lead will be responsible for providing a wide range of support to the Global Program Development Team with research, communications, editing, external contacts, data tracking, proposal production, logistics, and other tasks.

This position will support RI’s strategy and development of winning proposals, targeting humanitarian and development institutional government donors, including but not limited to USAID, FCDO, ECHO, and others.

This role will:

  • Strategic Bids Initiative: Development and Implementation (50%)
  • Proposal Management (40%)
  • Relationship Management (10%):

About you

Your proven experience in proposal writing, partnership development and USG competitive bids will be critical to the success of this role.

Bringing excellent relationship management skills, a strong network of contractor, donor relationships and understanding of donor tends. Having hands on experience in proposal writing and partnership development .

You will bring a track record of achievement in a previous, similar role with a progressive work experience and responsibility within an INGO context. Together with a proven experience to work closely with technical and country teams to motivate and deliver to tight deadlines in challenging and complex fragile contexts.

RI Values

Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:

We value

  • Integrity
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Sustainability

How to apply

To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.

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  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter .
  • The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

Please apply as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, and may withdraw the position before the job board closing date.

Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

COVID 19: To ensure a safe workplace, RI follows government requirements, and in some locations a mandatory vaccination policy applies. When working or traveling on RI business, all staff, contractors and visitors must follow the rules and entry requirements of the country.

Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.

All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.


Deadline: 31 Mar 2023