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Africa Health Organisation - Grand and Bid Writer

Details of the Charity:

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of Africa. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The Grant and Bid Writer Volunteer supports the Director for developing and writing grant proposals to trusts, foundations and other grant-making organisations, and persuasively communicates AHO's mission and programmes to potential funders. In collaboration with the Director, the Volunteer administers the organisation’s grant management activities, including grant proposal writing, editing and compilation, submissions and follow up and prospect research. This position helps to write tenders based on instruction and detailed information from the Director, referring back for editing and final approval, leading to increased success in winning contracts and funding. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organisations persuasively communicating the organisation’s mission and programmes to potential funders;
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
  • Track and create a calendar of grant opportunities – including deadline dates, required materials,
  • Complete and submit grant applications to secure funding
  • Researches and identifies potential sources of foundation and corporate grants and governmental funding.
  • Writing tenders based on instruction and detailed information from the Director referring back for editing and final approval, leading to increased success in winning contracts
  • Maintaining an awareness of contracts due for tender and taking responsibility for acquiring pre-qualification questionnaires and tender documentation
  • Collating the input of disparate contributions to create a coherent and well-structured final tender and ensuring the timely submission of tenders and other proposals

Skills Required:

  • Degree in any area that results in superb writing skills, including grammar, clarity and style
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organised, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
  • Experience of writing and delivering successful grants and tenders.

Additional Benefits:

  • Free accredited training and certificate
  • Will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?