Grants Writer

BURN Manufacturing

BURN Manufacturing

Marketing & Communications
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024
About the role
BURN is looking to hire a dedicated Grant Writer for our organization, who is responsible for managing all aspects of the proposal development process. You will report to the Senior Grants Manager and apply your knowledge to write winning proposals. You will collaborate and develop relationships with key external and internal stakeholders, such as the Finance, Sales, and Product Development departments.

To succeed in this you must be dependable, meticulous, pro-active, a team player, possess excellent research and writing skills and are committed to BURN’s mission.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of the proposal development process – incl. developing the technical narrative, M&E, development of budgets and budget narratives, required annexes, etc.
  • Researching and developing a grants portfolio, including solicited and unsolicited opportunities.
  • Supporting the full grant cycle, including solicitation, proposal writing, implementation, monitoring, compliance, reporting, and close-out.
  • Directly manages timelines and the overall progression of work undertaken by internal teams to ensure the on-time completion and submission of high-quality application packages.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Keep supervisor informed of any projected inabilities to meet report submission. Be able to actively mitigate risks through proposing remedial solutions.
Skills and Experience:
  • At least five (5) years of grant writing/reporting experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically, to work with diverse teams, to work in multi-cultural settings and with a high degree of independence.
  • Demonstrated track record of winning solicited and unsolicited grants, from a diverse range of organizations.
  • Strong project management, communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong M&E skills, able to build frameworks and track and monitor deliverables.
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Excellent PowerPoint, Word, and Excel skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential.


Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).