Major Gifts & Grants Proposal Writer – One to One Africa

The purpose
of this position is to support them in their fundraising efforts, particularly with their applications for funding from international institutional donors.

Research and identify grant opportunities in line with the organisation’s thematic focus, strategy, and capacity;
Prepare concepts notes, proposals and budgets for a range of programmes that focus on maternal, child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, early child development, and gender equality to a variety of funding partners, including multilaterals, trusts foundations, and corporations;
Manage the entire proposal production process from conceptualisation through development;
Works on multiple proposals at varying stages of development simultaneously and independently;
Create the proposal calendar and ensure that other contributing team members knows what is expected of them and when tasks are due;
Provide detailed and strategic analyses of solicitations, develops requirements list and submission information according to solicitation instructions;
Build strong relationships with colleagues across multiple departments to facilitate collaborative proposal development and to continually improve proposal and business development processes; and
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, development, communication or a related field.
Demonstrated success in writing proposals, technical briefs / concept notes, capability statements;
Excellent writing and editing skills; and
In-depth knowledge of public health-related topics.
Work Experience:
At least 5 years of experience in a similar role;
Proven proposal development experience for international institutional donors (e.g. USAID/DFID/BMZ/GIZ), local institutional donors, trusts and foundations, and corporations; and
Extensive experience in developing technical proposals, budgets, log frames, work plans, and other proposal sections.

Languages, Skills and Competencies:
Excellent English communication skills;
Ability to convey complex ideas effectively and in a compelling manner to internal and external audiences;
Demonstrated knowledge of national and international development, in particular, global health issues;
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines;
Exceptional organisational, analytical, strategic planning, and research skills;
Excellent and proven ability to initiate and organize work, establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced and rapidly changing environment;
Reliable internet access and a suitable home-office space for remote work; and
Excellent inter-personal skills.
Kindly submit your CV and cover letter to Your application should clearly indicate your level of involvement in securing specific grants, and the amount of funding these grants entailed.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – NGO Pulse Portal
All applicants must be in possession of valid work authorisation in South Africa when applying.
One to One Africa reserves the right not to appoint someone in this role.
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