Bids and Proposal Experts - Consultant(s)

PQLC · Washington, District of Columbia
Department PQLC
Employment Type Consultant
Minimum Experience Experienced

Location: Remote

Approximate Duration and Level of Effort: Varies based on assignment




The Solidarity Center is seeking statements of qualifications from qualified individuals to identify a cadre of consultants to perform a variety of bids and proposal (new business development) functions for competitive opportunities, primarily from such USG donors as U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), and/or non-competitive opportunities, e.g., National Endowment for Democracy.  Each assignment will require a dynamic individual with knowledge of labor/social justice/civil society programs, previous experience working on competitive proposals, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.


Assignments – Key Services


Assignments/key services for which the Solidarity Center is seeking applications may include, but are not limited to, the following: 


  • Facilitate and/or support the proposal management/coordination process, e.g., reviewing funding opportunity solicitations, establishing and ensuring adherence to internal timelines, reviewing drafts for compliance with solicitations, editing documents and/or other tasks as assigned; or
  • Support the budget/cost analysis process, e.g., reviewing budgets for accuracy and reasonableness; or
  • Contribute to discussions on program design and logic, and provide technical guidance on development of monitoring and evaluation documents required by solicitation; and
  • Other tasks as identified by the Solidarity Center to support the development of solid documents in response to solicitations. 


All assignments will require close collaboration with staff.




  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working on competitive proposal bids in the areas of proposal management/coordination and/or budget analysis and review and/or monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Knowledge of international development, specifically labor/social justice/human rights/civil society programs preferred
  • Familiarity with solicitation requirements from USG agencies, such as DOL or DRL
  • Excellent oral communication, interpersonal and people skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (for proposal management/coordination and M&E)
  • Excellent budget analysis and Excel skills (for budget analysis/review)
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
  • Familiarity and comfort working remotely and collaborating via video-conferencing 
  • Keen attention to detail 


Instructions for Application


Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes the following: 


  1. Statement of qualifications to provide services as described above; 
  2. Relevant examples of past performances of similar services provided; 
  3. Areas of specialty/types of assignments of interest; 
  4. Hourly/daily rate(s) and anticipated types of expenses not covered in rate(s); 
  5. Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional references familiar with your qualifications and work experience, ideally clients or supervisors for whom you have consulted or worked; 
  6. Availability in the next four months and preference, if any, for length of assignment; and 
  7. Confirmation of eligibility to work in the United States


Selection Process


Applications will be reviewed and assessed in accordance with the responsibilities and requirements outlined above. As assignments materialize, select candidates will be contacted and provided a more detailed scope of work in order to provide a proposed approach and best offer quotation for services. Final selection will be based on a combination of factors, including but not limited to, ability and skill sets to meet the technical requirements, previous experience/knowledge of particular subject matter area, positive references and best value.


The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization. Its programs are based on the principle that, by exercising their right to freedom of association and forming trade unions and democratic worker rights organizations, working people can collectively improve their workplaces, call on governments to uphold laws and protect human rights, and be a force for democracy, social justice and inclusive economic development.  Its programs in more than 60 countries focus on human and worker rights awareness, union skills, occupational safety and health, gender equality, migration and human trafficking and pro-legal strategies, as well as bolster workers in an increasingly informal economy. The primary sources of funding are from the National Endowment for Democracy and U.S. government agencies, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) and the Department of Labor (DOL), in the form of cooperative agreements or grants.

The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us at

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