Consultant, Reproductive Health Technical Lead for Proposal Capture

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Last update: 1 day ago Last update: Jan 30, 2023


Deadline: Jan 27, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Organization: EngenderHealth
Sectors: Health Health
Job type: Contract, up to 4 months
French French
Work experience: From 7 years
Date posted: Jan 23, 2023
Expected starting date: Feb 1, 2023


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EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

EngenderHealth seeks a consultant to serve as the technical lead during preparations for an anticipated global USAID family planning activity. The selected consultant will lead the technical aspects of the bid’s capture plan, including developing the initial strategy design and providing recommendations on partnership strategy. The consultant will work closely with members of EngenderHealth’s global technical team, business development team, and country offices. Based performance during the capture phase of the consultancy and timing of the release of the solicitation, consultancy may be extended to include role as technical lead during the live solicitation.


  • Determine likely focus areas of the RFA and write anticipated project description draft based on preliminary donor analysis
  • Develop preliminary results framework, theory of change, and context analysis, along with suggested illustrative activities
  • Develop draft win themes based on preliminary gap analysis and competitor review
  • Develop core sections of zero draft of technical proposal prior to solicitation’s release
  • Inform partnership plan and engage in partner calls as needed
  • Facilitate technical design sessions with EngenderHealth staff and core partners
  • Contribute to developing initial staffing/recruitment plan, and liaise with EngenderHealth finance team to provide anticipated budget elements
  • Provide inputs into positioning plan for the bid

Estimated time allowance: 25 days


  • Guide technical strategy for the proposal, including refining theory of change, developing the results framework, capturing the strategic approach, and documenting illustrative activities
  • Facilitate additional technical design sessions with EngenderHealth staff and partners; and document win themes, strategies and other learnings
  • Write key components of the technical narrative; make revisions according to feedback

Estimated time allowance: 20 days


  • Technical expertise in reproductive health, including solid understanding of current trends in family planning service delivery programming
  • Minimum 7 years of experience designing, managing and/or implementing donor-funded reproductive health programs in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Minimum 5 years of experience serving as technical lead for USAID-funded proposals.
  • Deep familiarity with USAID reproductive health/family planning priorities and strategy
  • Experience in program design for complex, multi-million-dollar programs
  • Proven results in working with multiple collaborators globally
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills, including technical and grant writing
  • Ability to balance EngenderHealth technical vision with being responsive to the donor strategy and FP/RH client needs


  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and being held accountable for meeting ambitious deadlines
  • Excellent partnership and relationship building skills
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in different socio-cultural contexts
  • Organized and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Support EngenderHealth's programming that promotes women's rights, gender equality, sexual diversity, and LGBTQ rights
  • Commitment to EngenderHealth organizational values of respect, integrity, inclusion, transformation and reflection

The consultancy will commence early February 2023 with an anticipated duration of 3 months (pre-bid phase). Live bid phase anticipated to start August 2023 and last for six weeks.

Send a brief EOI/Cover Letter that states qualifications against the requirements, availability, and proposed day rate along with your full CV to Kristin Saucier no later than Friday, January 27.


EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth. This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates and partners; and the design and implementation of programs and activities.