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FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING: GRANT WRITER

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

The Grant Writer works under the direct supervision of the Resource Development Manager. He/She is responsible and accountable, under direction, for 1) the research, identification, pursuit, and acquisition of new grants; and, 2) the management of existing grant from funding institutions, corporations, and individuals (major givers) to benefit the programs of the foundation in order to achieve its Vision, Mission, and Goals.

Grant acquisition:

  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, presentations and any other relevant communication material;
  • Developing proposals and other relevant materials based on in-depth consultation with internal stakeholders (the program and project managers and implementers, budget owners, the finance department);
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports;
  • Conducting prospect research by looking into potential funding sources and by updating the funder prospects database accordingly;
  • With the support of the Resource Development Manager, prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner;
  • Meeting deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals’.

Grant management:

  • Managing communications between funder, project managers and finance staff of the Foundation;
  • Ensuring proper documentation of projects (submitting timely and accurate reports in the required formats, in close collaboration with the communication department and the project managers and implementers in charge or reporting);
  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with major givers, grant-making organizations’ contacts and program officers;
  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts;

If time allows, contribute to planning fund-raising campaigns and promote the organization through public relations work

Competencies required

  • Highly proficient in both written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge of the logical framework approach;
  • Knowledge of the project cycle management approach;
  • At ease speaking publicly and making presentations. He/She is comfortable making requests over the phone;
  • Ability to perform research;
  • Above-average relational, presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent writing, analytical and research skills ;
  • Ability to craft funding proposals in clear and compelling manner;
  • Ability to synthesize information in a succinct form;
  • Ability to adapt format / amount / degree of technicality of information depending on recipient;
  • Ability to quickly familiarize themselves with the Foundations’s programs, goals and financial needs.
  • Budget presentation and analysis and;
  • Excellent teamwork member.

Qualities required

  • Detail-oriented
  • Result-oriented
  • Persuasive and tenacious
  • Work well under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • Sensitivity to street children issues and commitment to poor and disadvantaged people

For details and other questions, please contact:

Josephine L. Herrera
HR/Admin. Manager
Virlanie Foundation, Inc.
4055 Yague St., Brgy. Singkamas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. 1204
T: +63 897-2574
E-mail: hr.virlanie@gmail.com
W: http://www.virlanie.org

Posted on June 3rd, 2016
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