World Justice Project
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Contract



The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking experienced successful grant/proposal writers for competitive proposals with our key doors/customers, including but not limited to: USAID, US Department of State, European Union, DFID, GIZ, the IADB, World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation. As a proposal writer, you will work with our in-house proposal development teams, and will be tasked with leading and coordinating the development of quality written content for technical, financial and commercial (narrative part) proposal/bid documents. Successful applicants will enter into a pool of writers with WJP, coordinated by the Chief Development Officer, from which our in-house proposal development teams can request services.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership and coordination to proposal writing teams, while serving as the lead writer of the team;
  • Writing and editing high quality content for competitive proposals, based on boilerplate texts (where available) and content obtained through interviewing of technical experts;
  • Harvesting and analyzing information, working directly or remotely with technical experts of WJP;
  • Responsible for delivering high quality, tailored content for technical, financial and commercial (narrative) proposals or related documents in full compliance with the requirements and quality standards of WJP and its key customers.


  • A post-graduate university degree;
  • At least 5 years of proposal writing experience in the development sector;
  • Proven successful proposal writing skills, evidenced by customer and donor feedback and proposal win rate;
  • Proven ability to cultivate consensus, multitask, and be flexible and responsive to quickly changing demands;
  • Proven experience conducting in-depth interviews with subject matter specialists or groups (on calls or in team settings) and synthesizing the information into meaningful feedback or prose;
  • Proven successful (demonstrable) experience in writing competitive proposals for at least one or more of WJP's key customers is required;
  • Detail oriented, with demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work under stringent proposal submission deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Renewable Energy market development;
  • A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
  • Fluency in professional English is required. Fluency and professional writing skills in Spanish is considered an asset.

Please upload the following documents along with your application:

  • CV (max 3 pages);
  • Cover letter (max. 1 page) with the following information: Indication of your expected daily fee rate in USD; Name and contact details of three referees who may be contacted by WJP, including a referee of an assignment of which the proposal was unsuccessful. Please also mention the company / international NGO for which you wrote the proposal.

About the World Justice Project:

WJP is a US-based not-for-profit:

Vision: A world of rule of law communities that deliver justice, opportunity, and peace.

Mission: To build knowledge, generate awareness, and stimulate action to advance the rule of law.

Our Approach: WJP builds and supports a global, multidisciplinary movement for the rule of law through three pillars of work: collecting and analyzing original, independent rule of law data, including the WJP Rule of Law Index; supporting research, scholarship, and teaching about the importance of rule of law, its relationship to development, and effective strategies to strengthen it; and building an engaged global network of policy-makers, practitioners, and activists through strategic convenings, knowledge exchanges, coordinated campaigns, and locally-led initiatives to advance the rule of law.

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