We are seeking an experienced Government Grants Writer to join the WfWI’s grants fundraising team and provide research, writing and editing support targeting US government, bi-lateral and multi-lateral funding opportunities across eight country programs and headquarters. The Government Grants Writer will work closely with the Senior Manager, Business Development and Global Programs Unit staff in the Washington, DC headquarters to development and write quality concept notes and proposals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Proposal Development and Writing – 90%
- Attends proposal development meetings with Program and Development staff.
- Drafts concept notes and proposals for range of US government, bi-lateral and multi-lateral audiences.
- Coordinates proposal development, review, and approvals.
- Assists in coordinating and tracking components of US government proposal submission.
- Supports submission of proposals through grants.gov.
Support Research and Review of Funding Opportunities – 10%
- Researches and reviews funding announcements for suitability and summarizes key points for further review.
- Conducts background research as needed for proposal development and program design.
- Researches possible partnership opportunities for proposals.
Communication & Teamwork
- Works well both independently and within a team
- Communications with Global Programs staff
- Communications with colleagues
- Accepts constructive feedback
- Positive attitude
- Work ethic
- Initiative/Proactive problem solving
- Commitment and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values
- Discretion with sensitive material
Skills and Qualifications
- Masters degree in English, Journalism or related field preferred
- At least 7 years experience in the international development field, including:
- 5 years in proposal development and writing
- 3-5 years experience working on US State Dept. and USAID government proposals including solid understanding of logframes and monitoring and evaluation terminology
- 2-3 years experience working on bi-lateral proposals such as DFID and DANIDA
- Experience or familiarity working on multilateral proposals such as UN Women and UNHCR
- Excellent, high-quality writing, editing and good communication skills
- Ability to think conceptually and support technical staff in drafting program concept notes and papers
- Ability to problem solve, think critically and use good judgment
- Ability to work across departments and with non-native English speakers
All interested applicants must submit the following application materials: up-to-date resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample through WfWI’s Career Portal and our online application system @ https://womenforwomenintlcareers.silkroad.com under the Current Opportunities tab. Please note that applicants who make it to the interview round will be expected to take a writing test. This is a one-year contract position.
We do not accept resume/applications sent to our human resources email box.
Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview. No telephone inquiries please.
Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview. Applicants who make it to the interview portion of recruitment will be expected to take a writing test.
Please respect our “no phone calls” policy.
Non-US citizens applying for regular positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
Women for Women International provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.