Proposal Coordinator

Administration Full Time
  • Administration
  • Full Time
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • 2+ years of experience in public sector proposal development; preference for experience at large professional-services firms

Website McKinsey & Company

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Proposal Coordinator

Who You’ll Work With

You will be based in our Dubai office.
You will report directly to the EEMA Proposal Team leader and join our enthusiastic and driven global Practice team and the network of proposal professionals. You will be involved in strategic discussions as you partner with consulting teams and the sector and practice leaders to expand the firm’s impact in the region.

What You’ll Do

You will play a key role in proposal management and client development.
Your focus will be on supporting end-to-end proposal development and management (50%), and maintaining a library of proposal materials as well as updating internal tracking tools for the region (50%). You will be responsible for effectively using proposal development procedures, tools, and templates; basic interpretation of solicitation requirements for document organization and production; and accurate, timely communications regarding document status, proposal team meetings, and formal reviews.
You will support the sourcing of new opportunities, assemble and review proposal drafts, edit material and ensure final formatting and layout of proposals in preparation for production. Working collaboratively with teams, you will also help develop content for non-technical portions of the proposal response such as staffing, risk management, resumes and reference cases.
You will build and strengthen the proposal infrastructure and institutional capabilities and processes. You will maintain a proposal library of best practice wording and guidance as well as a database of proposal activity and client feedback, and analyze and report on activity and trends to leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in public sector proposal development; preference for experience at large professional-services firms
  • Power user with deep proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with consultants, forging effective relationships across our client service teams
  • Ability to work with subject matter experts and leadership to develop non-technical sections of the proposal content including past performance, staffing, resumes, and executive summary; superb organizational, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Valid work permit
  • Experience with complex Public and Social Sector Procurement processes and procedures
  • Experience with the proposal development process, including the demonstrated ability to produce compliant, responsive and compelling proposals
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in one other language is desired (Arabic, French)

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