Proposal Development Lead Writer at Heartland Alliance International (HAI)

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries on a range of global human rights issues, providing mental health and psychosocial services, access to justice for survivors of conflict or abuse, and high-quality stigma-free healthcare. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Proposal Development Lead WriterReq ID:  5934Location: AbujaFT/PT: Full timeEmployment Type: TemporarySalary Schedule: InternationalReports to: Country directorStart Date: ImminentDuration: May 15, 2019Job SummaryHeartland Alliance Ltd/Gte seeks candidates for Proposal Development Lead Writer to support the development of a USAID key population project proposal.The Proposal Development Lead Writer will work alongside the technical teams to develop a robust proposal to be submitted by May 15, 2019. s/he will be expected to have regular and transparent communication with the team in country and HQ. This position reports directly to the Country Director.About the ProjectThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Key Population Community HIV Services Action and Response (KP-CARE) Activity. HAI plans to bid for the KP CARE 1 and KP CARE 2 proposals in Cross River, Lagos and Akwa Ibom and Adamawa and Bauchi respectively.The purpose of these activities are to reduce HIV incidence and mitigate the impact of HIV for key populations (KPs) in Nigeria. This includes providing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, as well as addressing structural barriers to KPs accessing these services.The Activity will address critical gaps and bottlenecks in the response to HIV among KPs by implementing a comprehensive package of services in line with the WHO guidelines. Primary beneficiaries of this activity include:People in prisons and closed settingsInjecting drug usersCommercial sex workersMen who have sex with menTransgender peopleHAI has extensive experience in providing these services though the Integrated Most-at-risk Populations HIV Prevention Program (IMHIPP), and the KP-CARE projects provide an opportunity to continue providing and scaling up these services.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesLead the technical writing for the USAID call for proposal and HAI’s KP programming for key and marginalized populations.Work with the HAI Nigeria and International proposal writing team to develop the technical proposal and submit within the stipulated deadline.Ensure the milestones are achieved in due time ahead of the dates.

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