Grants & Partnership Officer

Educate!

About the organization

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.

Educate! has partnered with the governments of Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya to integrate key parts of our curriculum nationally.
In 2019, we’re partnering with the government to pilot in 60+ schools in Kenya, working in 175+ secondary schools in Rwanda and 750+ schools in Uganda (25% of the country) reaching over 44,000 students intensively and 545,000 more broadly. Educate!'s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably impact millions of youth across Africa each year.
Our measured impact shows Educate! participants earn double the incom

Duties

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.

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.

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 visit

Qualifications

This is an early career role, well-suited for those with 1-2 years of work experience. The ideal candidate will be:

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)
And we’re also requiring for this position:

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 (see “What is Educate! About?” Below; learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here.

Application instructions

Intrigued? Learn more on our careers page or apply for the role at this link. You will be asked to upload a resume, and your response to the following questions:

1)Why Educate!? Why this role? Tell us what excites you about it and how it fits into your career goals.

2)Tell us about a time when you worked on a project and had to go above and beyond to get the job done. How did you approach it and how did it turn out?

Application deadline will be rolling, with the goal to fill position ASAP.

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