Grant Writer

Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Terms of Reference:

Place within the Organisation: Reports to the Executive Director

Job Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Overall Job Objective:

To support AFEW International and AFEW Network  in securing and maintaining funding for specific projects as well as core funding.


Responsibilities and Tasks:


  • Identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned programme activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities.
  • Seek out new sources of funding including private, corporate, foundation and institutional donors.
  • Is end-responsible in the process of proposal writing and co-ordinate tasks and the communication with the proposal writing team, i.e. Directors and senior management of AFEW Network members
  • Ensure that proposals meet specific donor standards.
  • Contribute to overall policy development and long-term strategy according to the annual plan.
  • Attend regional and international events and conferences in order to meet with potential donors and partner organisations – establish and maintain contacts.

Contacts/Key Relationships

  • Executive Director
  • Director of Programme Development
  • Communication officer
  • Directors of AFEW Network members
  • Senior management staff of AFEW Network members
  • Current and potential donors



Experience and Qualifications:

  • University or higher vocational training;
  • Advanced writing skills;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the logical framework and theory of change approach to proposal writing;
  • Affinity with working for a non-governmental organization;
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS, TB and viral hepatitis issues and affinity with the Eastern Europe and Central-Asia region;
  • Fluent in English;
  • To speak and understand Russian is an asset;


Personal Skills / Additional Information:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong research, writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Good organiser, planner and communicator
  • Able to work independently
  •  Strong computer skills with a focus on all Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


Please send your application letter and CV to before January 26th 2018.

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