Huru is a girl-driven international nonprofit with a vision for a world where no girl is limited by her period. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, and New York, USA, Huru produces and distributes high-quality reusable menstrual pads in conjunction with sexual and reproductive health sessions on topics ranging from HIV and gender-based violence prevention to early marriage and contraception. Huru's programming has reached over 190,000 girls and young women with more than 1.6 million pads since 2008. Further, in response to Kenya's growing youth unemployment rate, Huru has established a job training program to equip vulnerable youth from Nairobi’s informal settlements with industrial sewing and tailoring skills. Whether through menstrual pads or skills training, Huru strives to reach girls where they are with the support they need to reach their fullest potential.
Huru is seeking a grant writer with a proven history of success to join our fast-growing organization. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and is expected to seek funding opportunities from all parts of the globe.
Position Overview: This position is responsible for the full range of fund development activities for the organization, including researching, writing, and coordinating grant proposals, reports, and related correspondence for public agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance the organization’s programs, goals, and initiatives. This role is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all on-going projects.
• Execute prospect research on potential sources of funding
• Draft and prepare compelling grant proposals, including letters of intent, and coordinate necessary supporting documentation in collaboration with program, finance, and marketing teams
• Coordinate and prepare narrative reports and written updates to private and government funders in support of active grants to successfully steward donors
• Manage all phases of proposal development, coordination, and submission
• Develop content as needed for internal publications, presentations, testimony to funders, and advocacy documents
• Create written materials and other narratives for special projects as needed
• Maintain calendar of funding deadlines, including proposals, reports, and renewals
• Maintain current records in database, including grant tracking and reporting
• Track statistics relevant to development and provide written materials as necessary for donor stewardship
• Other projects as assigned including organizational documents, annual reports, etc.
- Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in a relevant field
- Minimum 5 years grant writing and research experience, preferably for a health-focused nonprofit
- Mastery of MS Office applications
- Knowledge of and experience with government grant processes and systems a must and research techniques for fundraising prospect research
- Knowledge of fundraising information sources
- Exceptional writing, editing, grammar, and analytic skills, including editing and proofreading. Ability to interpret data and present it clearly.
- Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals in a variety of program areas
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, must be responsive and communicative
- Ability to identify, understand, and articulate program needs in collaboration with colleagues
- Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and meet multiple deadlines
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Fluency in English and exceptional English writing skills
- Must be comfortable discussing women’s health and rights issues. Ability to handle sensitive or confidential information key
- Knowledge of Google Drive a plus
- Storytelling experience a plus
- Cover letter detailing why Huru
- Three writing samples - One writing sample must be a past successful (funding was awarded) proposal or report that you have personally written and submitted.
- Three references
- Salary expectation
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This is a full-time, salaried position in Nairobi, Kenya, with paid leave, medical cover and opportunities for professional development.