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Proposal Development Specialist at Development from People to People (DAPP)

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  • Malawi
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Proposal Development Specialist

Development from People to People (DAPP) Malawi is a local NGO that has worked in Malawi since 1995. Our mission is to work with the communities by promoting social and economic development through health, education, vocational skills training, food security and environmental programs- focusing on empowering local people to take charge of their own development.. Our work towards development is guided by social cohesion and respect for humanity, driven by innovative and cost effective programs. Through a variety of development models, DAPP complements the government’s effort in achieving the Vision 2063.

DAPP Malawi is a national and independent member of the Federation Humana People to People, a network of organizations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.


An opportunity has arisen for interested applicants to fill the position of Proposal Development Specialist in DAPP Lilongwe Partnership Office reporting to the DAPP Partnership Manager. Responsible for coordinating the planning, development and production of winning proposals from start to finish. The role includes interpreting Request for Proposals (RFP) requirements; coordinating proposal planning; managing the execution of the Proposal Plan and ensuring completion of the proposal documents; coordinating and developing timely and correct input from proposal stakeholders; and overseeing / coordinating production and submission of high quality proposals.


  • Produce winning proposals – especially within the areas of Agriculture, Climate Change, Health, Education and Community Development- from the start to the submission including data collection, study of relevant background material, budgeting, using pre- printed formats for proposal development including budget templates, log frames, theory of change etc.
  • Identify and keep track of new funding opportunities
  • Prepare, attend and coordinate meetings with consortium partners for proposal development.
  • Do proof reading of various documents before submission to partner


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Public Health, Social Science or its equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with rural community development projects- preferable related to health, education or climate change.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in an NGO, in producing winning proposals to international donors including US Government entities, EU and others.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in being the team leader for writing of bigger proposals as part of consortium.


  • Computer literate – including spreadsheets
  • Skills and experience in designing of layout for proposals and promotion materials is preferred
  • Be self-driven
  • Open minded and strong team spirit
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written including grammar.
  • A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, gender, hunger and environment.

Method Of Application

Applications describing detailed experience in relation to this vacancy, CV, contact phone numbers and three traceable references must be forwarded to the following address at your earliest convenience but latest by 30th June 2024, to [email protected] – candidate applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please write: Proposal Development Specialist in the subject when sending the e-mail.

Note: DAPP Malawi is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, genders, and abilities.