We are recruiting for a Proposal Writer to join the Grants and Business Development department in Plan International Burkina Faso. We are working to mobilise as many resources as possible to fund our humanitarian programmes and respond to the needs of the most vulnerable, focusing on children, in particular girls, across three sectors including Education in Emergencies (EiE), Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE).
Despite the state of emergency and the military operations, the security situation continues to worsen in Burkina Faso, causing unprecedented displacement and loss of life. Many schools are closed and there is a lack of infrastructure and health services.
The humanitarian community is strengthening the operational coordination with the launch of seven clusters (EiE, CPiE, WASH, Health, Shelter/NFI, Food Security, Nutrition) and reinforcing sub-clusters in the Sahel, Centre-north, North and East regions.
As Proposal Writer you will develop and lead proposal and concept note design and monitoring and address grant or proposal related issues. You will assist in securing appropriate funding, maintaining grants documentation and records, producing reports and supporting field staff to ensure that grants are implemented in line with the contractual agreements.
Proven success securing funding from a range of donors is essential as is an excellent understanding of substantial grants in emergencies, financial tracking and project cost control processes. You will have a solid understanding of funding opportunities with ECHO, SIDA, ECW, NORAD, Irish Aid, GAC, OFDA, UN agencies and DFID grants and the processes involved in identifying and securing this funding.
You will have an appreciation of the humanitarian context of Burkina Faso and West Africa and a good understanding of project frameworks, theory of change and monitoring and evaluation systems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English are essential.
Location: Ougadougou, Burkina Faso
Type of Role: 12 month fixed term contract. Please note this role is a single assignment
Reports to: Country Director
Closing Date: Thursday 9th July 2020
About the Organization
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.