Short-term USDA Proposal Development Consultants

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 18 February 2021

Job Description

About PADF

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks to create a just, peaceful, and prosperous hemisphere where every person has the opportunity to thrive. We work with vulnerable people across the hemisphere to tackle some of our region’s greatest development challenges. We partner with, empower, and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Position Summary:

PADF seeks short-term Proposal Development Consultants to support bids for upcoming USDA Food for Progress opportunities. The consultants will support PADF’s proposal design and development efforts. This is a remote position.


Provide guidance to PADF on USDA proposal requirements, including program design, strategic analysis, M&E framework, and other major sections. Lead writing of major sections; review and provide written input on draft proposal sections for compliance, completeness and clarity.


  • Won proposals as lead writer, responding to USDA funding opportunities preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent editing skills, experience in AP style preferred
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Relevant university degree
  • Proficiency in using MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to assume responsibilities and take initiative; ability to be a team player

When applying for this position, please include a cover letter and compensation/daily rate requirements.

More About PADF

PADF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1962.

PADF’s core values. “H-E-A-R-T” = Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.

PADF is strong because we are diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. PADF does not discriminate based on ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of cultures, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, and perspectives on the world.

PADF is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

About PADF

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) believes in creating a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger—more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.

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