World Action Fund Volunteer Position as Grant Writers Jobs in Uganda

World Action Fund Volunteer Position as Grant Writers Jobs in Uganda

World Action Fund a non-profit organisation working in Uganda and South Sudan, that shares a commitment to promote activities that contribute to the community’s well being, emergency aid and development programs.

Volunteers accomplish this by sharing their unique talents, skills, and knowledge, and by adapting to the challenges. The Grant Writer is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations and will persuasively communicate WAF’s mission and programmes to potential funders.

The Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with granter contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Volunteers provide social, educational, recreational, and other services that enhance personal development and create links between the communities.


We are in urgent need of the best fundraisers or grant writers in different fields of expertise in the following areas:

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling and Treatment
  • Alternatives to Violence Training
  • HIV/AIDS Education Counseling
  • Street Children
  • Inter-tribal conflict management and resolution
  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking and Enslavement
  • Vocational Skills Training
  • Emergency aid in conflict and drought resistance
  • Training on sanitary pads production
  • Support to Orphans and Volunerable Children
  • Improve Quality of Education: Building Private Primary School to support the needy (To start 2019)
  • Reproductive Health Rights for adolescents
  • Individual/Group Counseling
  • Innovative enteprise to the youths
  • Old age support project
  • Adult Literacy
  • Responsible Parenting and Guidence
  • Self Development
  • Transitional Assistance
  • Support and rehabilitation of Disabilities
  • Community Health and Promotion
  • Construction and Rehabilitation of Schools and Health Facilities


    The organization is expected to ensure that you:

  • Learn about the organization and its volunteer policies;
  • Get an orientation to the organization and training for your volunteer role;
  • Know the organization’s policy or protocol for handling complaints or any issues of concern;
  • Ask for and have regular reviews or evaluations of your performance;
  • Get guidance and support in your volunteer role;
  • Be reimbursed for all volunteer work-related expenses for the organization upon successful grant application
  • Will not be paid salary for this position until grants are accessed by the applicant


    As a volunteer, you have the responsibility to:

  • Be reliable and responsible;
  • Communicate any issues or concerns which are likely to affect your volunteer duties;
  • Do your duties as assigned and directed;
  • Work keenly with management to identify key areas to focus funding tasks
  • Manage relationships, follow up with donors and create partnerships with
    Accept guidance from the Volunteer Coordinator or supervisor;
  • Be willing to learn and participate in orientation, training programs, and meetings;
  • Research thoroughly new funding needs and other key donors, trusts, foundations, corporate
  • Understand the role of the paid staff, maintain a smooth working relationship with them and stay within the bounds of the volunteer role;
  • Create internal database of past, current and potential donors
  • Keep sensitive organizational information confidential;
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Work with Executive Director or WAF program team of fundraising to provide input for all written institutional materials.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
  • Comply with the policies and procedures of the organization.

    Knowledge and Skills
  • Provable successful grant acquisition
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Strong contributor in team environments

    Skills and Qualification:
  • Strong academic background and experience
  • Experience in research and grant writing
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with grant writing and program management
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Independent, self starter, independent worker, proactive and resourceful
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Have interest in understanding and supporting to the development of the communities

    How to Apply:
  • Kindly submit your covering letter and CV to Recruitment Team, World Action Fund: detailing your skills, experience, interest in the volunteer work and availability.
  • Only CV/resume and cover letter are accepted, dont sent transcripts and any other reference documents
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 31st March 2019

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