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Grants Writer

Ruiru, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Marketing, Administration, Public Relations, Communication, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • At least three (3) years of grant writing/reporting experience
  • History of soliciting and winning government grants;
  • Experience developing budgets and outcomes/deliverables
  • Strong critical thinking, judgment and strategic decision-making
  • Experience with M&E and building/maintaining budgets
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.


Role & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for researching and developing a portfolio of donors. 
  • Responsible for identifying, planning, writing, preparing and presenting grant proposals and accompanying materials (including budgets and timelines), as well as completing appropriate follow-through and stewardship for multiple grants/gifts. 
  • Manages the proposal development and submission process; writing and preparing grant proposals, reports and other well-written, compelling and consistent documents that meet strategic direction and funding needs of the BURN while aligning with donor goals. 
  • Executes tailored solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plans for each grant to ensure that revenue goals are met and mission priorities are funded.
  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and products.
  • Identifying grant funding opportunities.
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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