Proposal Development Specialist, UAE








Abu Dhabi

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028 7136 0070

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MPA Recruitment has been appointed by a leading university in the UAE to source a Proposal Development Specialist to join their team. This is a new role responsible for leading and directing the Support Research Centers and Faculty members to complete submissions of bids, technical and financial proposals in response to solicitations from external organizations and funding agencies.

In this role, you will be required to be strategic as well as being able to plan and execute at a detailed level. You will establish processes to discover opportunities for external funding of research projects, identify consultation services, and foster collaboration with industry. You will proactively conduct background research on topics relevant to an upcoming solicitation, including a written summary of key areas and expertise relevant to these topics. You will identify, network and engage key stakeholders in the development of a proposal in response to a solicited or unsolicited request for a proposal; organize and lead sessions with bid/proposal team members and key stakeholders; and assist the bid/proposal manager in developing a proposal structure.

To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to coach sales teams and subject matter experts in writing best practice and be experienced in using proposal automation software (or similar). You will have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate and influence at a senior level; strong time management/prioritization skills; and strong written English language skills.

You should hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent (ideally English Literature) or Journalistic, Law, or MBA holder with professional writing background. You will be a detail orientated individual with a background in submitting successful bids and proposals.

You will receive an attractive salary and benefits package dependent on your qualifications and experience.

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Mark Canning at MPA Recruitment on +44 (0)28 7136 0070 or send an up to date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.

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