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Offer: Grant and Proposal Development Volunteer

Our Mission: provides women survivors of war, civil strife, Gender based violence and young women in distress with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies changing Africa woman one at a time.

Our vision is for Africa woman to live in a changed world with integrity, peace, prosperity, respect and free of any oppression.

Philanthropic Goals the goals of the YAWI as a philanthropic institution are:
• To invest in the efforts of African women who are engaged in innovative efforts to develop their communities.
• To increase the amount of resources available to women and women’s projects in Africa.
• To advocate with other donors and policy makers, for resources for African women.
• To establish alliances and build relationships with other institutions within and outside Africa, individual and organizations committed to promoting and protecting women’s rights.
What we do
YAWI works with socially excluded women in five Africa countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story– loss of loved ones, some murdered, others of physical and emotional trauma, homeless (refugees), and internally displaced in their own country. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
In YAWI we enroll women in our one-year program which are community based they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders.

Position Description
YAWI is seeking a volunteer Grant Writer to assist in finding funding to further the ongoing efforts of the organization while still in our development stage. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Grant Writer’s primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• The individual selected will identify, define, and develop funding sources (government and private) to support existing and planned program activities.
• Coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities.
• Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third-party public and private sources.
• Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
• Generates revenues for agency programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented fund-raising proposals.
• Writes reports to government, foundations and other funders.
• Maintain routine and necessary communication with other staff members and volunteers.
• Attend all scheduled trainings and meetings (i.e. monthly organization and other necessary meetings).
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's degree in a related field OR
• A person with an interest in development work in developing countries and has capacity to handle the job
• Experience in grant writing, program development, securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
• Ability to relate well to public and private funders, individual contributors, Board members, community leaders, volunteers and staff.
• Strong presentation skills a must, with the ability to successfully convey YAWI’s vision, close a deal, and confirm mutual understandings.
• Excellence in oral and written communication, be proficient in research, interpreting and analyzing diverse data and possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals.
• The candidate be organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints

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