World Action Fund Volunteer Position as Grant Writers Uganda and South Sudan Jobs

World Action Fund Volunteer Position as Grant Writers Uganda and South Sudan Jobs

Closing date: 31 Mar 2019

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 wellbeing, 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.


  • You will prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research and collaborating with prospect researchers.
  • To develop their proposals, grant writers familiarize themselves with WAF’s programmes, goals and financial needs. After compiling all the information needed, you will compose and forward proposals to supervisor for approval.

    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

    Duration of work: 1-4 days a week, until the specified period signed elapses

    We also welcome fundraisers or grant writers who can to work remotely and submit progress reports monthly

    Motivation and Adventure: We have places for volunteers to visit wildlife species have relaxation in the game parks at their cost and we have negotiated rates with our partner click here


    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 organisations
  • Accept guidance from the Volunteer Coordinator or
  • Be willing to learn and participate in orientation, training programs, and meetings;
  • Research throughly new funding pneeds and other key donors, trusts, foundations, corporates
  • 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


    The best successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in very basic conditions with limited access to electricity, running water and internet unless in town where most of the works are done.

    Each volunteer will have to cover their own expenses for travels, vaccinations and visa. In both countries Uganda and South Sudan daily costs e.g transport, feeding/refreshment is estimated US$ 10-20 and accommodation is US$30-50 this depends on particular location and project locations, these are rates within town. Detailed costs will be given when successfull

    We request the successful volunteers to fundraise US$1000

    As our projects depends on fund raised to support the activities.

    For volunteer application form click here
    Please visit our volunteer page for all requirements click here

    Successful applicant will work together with one of our experienced fundraising mentors, We will avail all the information and material necessary to reach our fundraising targets as well as accompany and help the volunteer throughout in the fundraising process.

    Experienced persons with strong commitment and dynamic skills MUST apply, World Action Fund doesn't discriminate on gender, sex, religion, race, ethnicity, disability.

    Note: Any form of conniving or colluding with our staff will automatically disqualify your application

    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

    World Action Fund Volunteer Position as Grant Writers Uganda and South Sudan Jobs

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