Function of Department

Management and production of commercially responsive bids to clients and partners. Part of a team responsible for winning new business in line with the strategy and values of the organisation.

Main Job Purpose

To lead proposal development and submission, using best practice to deliver compliant and compelling bids. You will work with team members drawn from across departments and/or externally.


  • Responsibility for producing complete and compliant bids (technical and commercial)
  • Preparation of project proposals: management of bidding process; associate and consultant selection; technical writing; commercial proposal and authorisation
  • Support proposals teams throughout the proposal process, holding team members at all levels accountable to agreed deliverables when necessary
  • Constantly challenge team members to be innovative
  • Proactively champion and use our bid process from identification through bidding to negotiation and contract, continuously looking for ways to improve and develop it
  • Provide best practice advice and lessons learnt from past proposals, including client feedback
  • Work with writers on document planning and production; provide document review, advice and coaching
  • Help with planning and support for presentations/pitches
  • Proactive use of internal systems to support the management of the bid process, record and share information and ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Enable continuous improvement and information and knowledge sharing across the business. Be a role model for continuous learning, constructive feedback and positivity
  • Be aware of and adhere to company quality standards and procedures in accordance with Crown Agents’ commitment to working to the highest quality standards and striving for continual improvement


  • Be aware of and compliant with all the standards following Safeguarding procedures and policies. Promote Crown Agents’ speak up culture in order to protect the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

About you


  • Qualification or training in bid management, eg Shipley or APMP, preferred


  • Previous bid coordination and management experience
  • Experience of building and managing relationships with clients, partners and stakeholders

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

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Maiduguri Borno State Nigeria

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