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Within Uganda , Remote, East Africa

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Fundi Bots was started in 2011 by Solomon King Benge as a hobby/passion project to help students understand science through robotics.

Activities during this time were focused primarily on talks, presentations, and demonstration of robotics in classrooms, facilitated through Cafe Scientifique, an organization led by Betty Kituyi who eventually became our Regional Manager for Eastern Uganda.

Job Title

Grants Writer job at Fundi Bots

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Grant Writer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for researching, writing, and coordinating the grant application process. The Grant Writer will work closely with internal teams to gather information, develop compelling proposals, and submit funding requests to various philanthropic entities. This role requires a strong understanding of technical grant writing, grant guidelines, excellent communication skills, and the ability to craft persuasive narratives that effectively convey the organization's mission and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY RESULT AREAS

Grant Research and Identification:

  • Conduct thorough research to identify potential grant opportunities that align with the organization's mission and objectives.

  • Stay updated on grant trends, funding sources, and government regulations.


Proposal Development:

  • Collaborate with program managers and other stakeholders to gather information for grant proposals.

  • Write clear, concise, and compelling grant proposals that meet the requirements of funding organizations.

  • Customize proposals to match the specific interests and criteria of different grantors.


Grant Application Process

  • Manage and coordinate the entire grant application process, ensuring timely submission of high-quality proposals.

  • Work closely with finance and program teams to gather necessary budget and project information for grant applications.


Grant Compliance

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with grant requirements throughout the life of the funded projects.

  • Collaborate with program managers to prepare and submit progress reports to grantors.


Documentation and record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all grant applications, correspondence, and reporting deadlines.

  • Track the success rates of grant applications and continually improve strategies based on feedback.

Qualifications and Competencies

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Project Management or a related field

  • Additional qualifications or certifications in nonprofit writing will be an added advantage


Experience

  • Proven experience as a Grant Writer, with a successful track record of securing grants.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives.

  • Strong research and analytical skills to identify relevant funding opportunities.

  • Experience with education nonprofit & fundraising desirable, but not mandatory.

  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting as it relates to grant applications.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders.

  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.


Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of fundraising processes for nonprofit organizations.

  • High level of attention to detail, ability to think broadly and analyze trends.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and liaise with local and international partners, across different time zones.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen.

  • Demonstrated capacity to handle a portfolio of grants ranging in size and volume.

  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.

  • Knowledge of donor agencies and a strategic view of building partnerships.

How to Apply

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