Entry Level Grants & Partnership Officer NGO Job Careers – Educate!

Job
Title:              
 Grants
& Partnership Officer
Organisation:
Educate!
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Educate! tackles
youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what
schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills
to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our
model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors.
Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national
education systems.
Job Summary:  The Grants and Partnerships Officer will help
us meet and exceed our fundraising goals by organizing engaging site visits for
donors and partners, producing high-quality grant reports and proposals, and
supporting our fundraising and East Africa teams to help us reach greater
heights. We are looking for a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail,
excellent writing skills, and exceptional communication and
relationship-building abilities. The Grants and Partnerships Associate is an
early career position with high potential for professional growth and learning.
In this role, you will have a chance to engage directly with some of Educate!’s
most critical donors and partners, work closely with the East African teams who
implement our programs on the ground, and develop compelling content and
materials to showcase our impact to key stakeholders. You’ll join a motivated,
passionate, overachieving international team that is positioning Educate! to be
the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact
one million youth each year by 2024.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Grant Reports
·        
You’ll
work with our fundraising team to ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our
obligations to donors by producing high-quality grant reports that keep our
stakeholders informed and connected to Educate!’s progress and mission.
·        
Write
and project manage high-quality grant reports, collaborating with other team
members as needed.
·        
Work
closely with in-country teams to gather information needed for reporting and
donor materials.
·        
Support
the team in streamlining systems and processes to make grant reporting and
information sourcing more efficient.
Grant Proposals
·        
We are
always working to expand our donor base, and grant proposals are a critical
step in the funding life-cycle. In this role, you will work with the
fundraising team to develop comprehensive, engaging and tailor-made proposals
to submit to prospective and current funders.
·        
Write
and project manage high-quality grant proposals that are customized to address
the key focus areas and requirements of prospective and current donors.
·        
Help
field follow-up and diligence requests from donors related to pending or
submitted grant proposals.
Donor & Partner
·        
Visits
We’re building the reputation and support base to position Educate! as the
leader in skills-based education in Africa, and that includes being able to
effectively show our partners what our work looks like on the ground. In this
role, you will work with the External Relations Manager to:
·        
Design,
coordinate, and prepare for donor and partner visits in Uganda and Rwanda
ensure that programmed activities run smoothly.
·        
Represent
Educate! in person and over email to international donors and partners.
·        
Lead
engaging and informative site and field visits for international donors and
partners visiting the program.
Team Support
·        
Educate!
is growing, but we still embrace our start-up culture! As part of the Team,
you’ll support colleagues in the U.S. and in Africa on fundraising and other
external relations projects as needed. Example projects include:
·        
Conduct
research to support Educate!’s strategy for engaging with bilateral and
multilateral donors
·        
Source
information from in-country team members and craft responses to answer donor or
partner questions
·        
Lead
in-person or virtual informational meetings to share more about Educate!’s work
with peers



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree (related area not necessary)
·        
Native-level
proficiency in spoken and written English
·        
Minimum
commitment of one (1) year, with a preference for those willing to stay longer.
·        
A good
fit with our Five Cultural Tenets  
·        
This is
an early career role, well-suited for those with 1-2 years of work experience.
·        
A strong
writer
·        
An
exceptional communicator and relationship-builder in diverse settings, from a
classroom to a conference room
·        
Highly
organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable managing complex projects with many
moving pieces
·        
A
self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, take
initiative, and work independently
·        
A
collaborative and flexible team player, excited to learn and pitch in where
needed
·        
Experienced
with traveling or living abroad, especially in East Africa (helpful but not
required)
How to Apply:
All applicants
should apply online at the link below.
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