Savvy Riders Job Vacancy 2018 for Grants Writer

Savvy Riders Job Vacancy 2018 for Grants Writer

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This position will provide high level grant and budget management for the Savvy Riders. S/he is responsible for fund development activities for the Company. These activities include grant writing, supporting project development;

Specifically, s/he is responsible for writing proposals in conjunction with Operations Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the Company to develop, roll out and maintain program tracking tools to ensure all sector indicators report monthly progress, and identify and share gaps with other managers.
  • Monitor grant-specific spending by budget holder
  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources based on programme development plans.
  • Perform prospect research with operations manager on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with Operations Manager to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programmes.
  • Support grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate investors.
  • Understanding of organizational structure, functions and needs.
  • Understanding of Company’s history and projects.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for investor stewardship.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of the grant application process for major multilateral and bilateral investors (mandatory)
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals (mandatory).
  • Strong editing skills & attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies (mandatory).
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research (mandatory).
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources (e.g. grants database).
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to incorporate accurate and pertinent information in the proposal or application.
  • Strong contributor in team environments. Must be able to work and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience with grant writing (mandatory).
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

How to Apply

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To apply for this position, send your CV to quoting the position in the subject line Grants Writer.


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