Grants And Report Writing Specialist

at Educate!
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted October 18, 2021
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Educate! works to transform education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities. Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school. 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.

Job Details

Educate!, a fast-growing social enterprise, is looking for a Grants & Report Writing Specialist to join its ambitious, high-performing team. Based in Kampala or Nairobi, the  Grants & Report Writing Specialist will help us meet and exceed our fundraising goals by creating compelling and engaging narrative reports and proposals that speak to the requirements of the grants in question and supporting our fundraising and East Africa teams to help us reach greater heights. We are looking for a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail, exceptional communication skills and advanced structuring, writing and editing skills. Someone with experience in preparing compelling content for donor engagement and grant funder stewardship.

In this role, you will have a chance to work closely with the East African teams who implement our programs on the ground, and develop compelling content and materials to showcase our impact to key stakeholders. You’ll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving international team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.

Performance Objectives

Grant Reports & Proposals

  1. You’ll work with our fundraising team to ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our obligations to current donors by producing high-quality grant reports that keep our stakeholders informed on Educate!’s progress and mission. In addition, you will work collaboratively to develop comprehensive, engaging and tailor-made proposals to submit to prospective and current funders.
  2. Write and project manage high-quality grant reports, collaborating with other team members as needed.
  3. Write and project manage high-quality grant proposals that are customized to address the key focus areas and requirements of prospective and current donors.
  4. Research and identify potential sources of foundation and corporate funding.
  5. Edit and peer review other colleagues projects

Project Management

  1. You’ll work with our External Relations team to ensure that all grant project requirements, deadlines and schedules are on track. You’ll contribute to the development of Educate!, its processes and its projects that keep our stakeholders informed and connected to Educate!’s progress and mission.
  2. Plan and organize the completion of high-quality grant reports and proposals with other team members, while ensuring these projects are on time and within scope
  3. Work closely with in-country teams to maintain effective project communication plans for gathering information needed for reporting and donor materials
  4. Support the team in streamlining systems and processes to make grant reporting and information sourcing more efficient


This is well-suited for those with 3-5 years of work experience. The ideal candidate will be:

  1. Excellent organization and time management skills; experience working with a remote team to successfully manage multiple projects with competing timelines
  2. High degree of proficiency working in a fast-paced, flexible, goal-oriented environment, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity
  3. A self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently to a deadline
  4. Able to produce engaging and credible content writing and an understanding of how to adapt for different audiences and purposes
  5. The ability to review, summarise and present a high volume of information quickly and accurately with advanced structuring, writing and editing skills

And we’re also requiring for this position:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (related area not necessary)
  2. Native-level proficiency in spoken and written English
  3. Minimum commitment of one (1) year, with a preference for those willing to stay longer
  4. You should be a fit for and be excited by our Five Cultural Tenets. These active values are core to the way we work at Educate!, from hiring to performance management and promotions for everyone from our front line mentors in the field to our Board members, and they inform how we make decisions on everything from highest level strategy to where we go for lunch—We encourage you to learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here


  1. The preferred location for this full-time role is our Kampala office, but we’re open to candidates who would want to be based in other East African offices. All nationalities are welcomed to apply
  2. Benefits & perks include a generous vacation policy and health insurance.
  3. Application deadline will be rolling with the goal to fill the position ASAP.
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