Senior Specialist, Grant Proposals (Private)

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



100 Wall Street
New York
New York
United States




The Senior Specialist, Grant Proposals, will lead and support the development of high quality grant proposals for organizations, corporations, foundations, and other donors to support CMMB’s new strategy around improving the health of women and children, especially around the CHAMPS model. The Senior Specialist will also coordinate an assigned portfolio of grants, and work in a highly collaborative cross-team environment across departments, technical staff, and country offices. The Senior Specialist will ensure proposals and coordination of all assigned private grants are compliant with donor requirements, technically clear and accurate, and adhere to CMMB’s style and global strategy. This position will be based in New York City.



Proposal Development

  •  Lead proposal development and technical writing for award opportunities from organizations, foundations and corporations, as assigned.
  •  Research, analyze, develop, and track relationships with new and current prospects for proposals and produce reports, capability statements, agreements, etc. for their development and management.
  •  Collaborate and participate in the entire grant proposal process, including conceptualization, performing research, producing compelling content, making revisions, submission and follow-ups.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape, testing new approaches and adopting best practice strategies.
  • Lead proposal-related meetings, both in the US and at the country level as necessary.

Grants Coordination

  • Manage the coordination of the grant implementation process in collaboration with other CMMB teams, including the development of work plans, technical and management approaches, correspondence, budgets, contracts, agreements, reports, and close-outs, both in the US and at the country level as necessary.
  • Track, monitor and ensure successful grant and contract management and fulfillment, in accordance with donor requirements.
  •  Assist compliance and finance staff in the review, processing, and reconciling of invoices to budgets.
  • Support the writing of programmatic reports and technical documents.


Required Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  •  5+ years’ experience in the development of global health-related grant proposals from organizations, corporations and foundations.
  • Progressively responsible experience in development, with a proven record of accomplishment in securing institution funding from a variety of sources. Proven success in securing large-scale, complex, multi-million-dollar bids is highly desirable.
  • Experience with various private grant rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Must be comfortable working for a faith-based organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated writing, editing and communications skills appropriate for competitive proposal submissions.
  • Ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and negotiate timelines.
  • Demonstrated skill in using terminology and concepts related to global health issues.
  • Knowledge of technical areas surrounding maternal and child health, nutrition, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, strongly desired.
  •  Familiarity with a variety of private funding sources and associated grant proposal processes strongly desired.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in teams under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to create engaging and compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative information
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, and significant experience in using various software, database tools and platforms.
  • Committed to CMMB mission, values and strategy.


Desired Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

  •  Master’s degree in a public health-related field (particularly a MPH)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement