Technical Writer Consultant
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

Dexis Professional Services is seeking an experienced Technical Writer Consultant (ad hoc) to support our team's efforts in developing winning proposals for various US Government (USG) agencies, with a focus on USAID, DOD, DOS, DOL, and HHS. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in proposal development and a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in crafting proposals for MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) or Institutional Support contracts.


  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) and proposal teams to gather technical content and develop comprehensive proposal narratives that meet solicitation requirements and address client needs.
  • Write, edit, and format proposal sections, including technical approaches, past performance, staffing plans, management plans, and other relevant sections, ensuring clarity, coherence, and compliance with RFP instructions.
  • Conduct research and analysis to understand client requirements, program objectives, and industry best practices, and incorporate findings into proposal narratives to enhance competitiveness.
  • Develop and maintain proposal templates, boilerplate content, and reusable artifacts to streamline future proposal development efforts.
  • Collaborate with proposal team, tech leads, graphic designers, and/or other consultants (as determined and assigned at the Task Order level) to brainstorm, draft, revise, and finalize proposal graphics, organizational charts, process charts, tables, etc.
  • Participate in proposal review meetings, incorporate feedback from reviewers, and ensure final proposal submissions are of the highest quality and accuracy.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, USG procurement policies, and evolving best practices in proposal development, and share insights with the team to continuously improve our proposal development processes.

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in technical writing, with a focus on developing proposals for USG agencies such as USAID, DOD, DOS, DOL, and HHS.
  • Proven track record of successfully supporting the development of winning proposals for MEL or Institutional Support contracts.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to translate technical information into clear and concise language for diverse audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with proposal development tools and templates.
  • Experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams and communicating effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of USG procurement regulations, FAR/DFARS, and other relevant guidelines preferred.

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today's most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is "find a way or make a way" - that's how Dexis goes "all in." How will you?

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.

If you are hired for a position that is paid from the Dexis home office, you will be required to submit proofthat you have received the COVID-19 vaccine unless you qualify for a legally recognized medical or religious exception to the vaccine requirement. This does not apply to AL, AZ, FL, KS, MT, NH, ND, or TX residents.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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