Grants Writer

Location: [Remote]

Reports To: [Director of Development]

Organization: [TECK Africa]

About Us:

Goal: To bridge the digital divide in Africa by providing access to technology and digital education to underprivileged children, empowering them to thrive in the 21st-century global economy.

Mission: Our mission is to empower underprivileged children in Africa with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the digital age. We strive to bridge the digital divide by providing access to technology, digital education, and training to teachers, schools, and communities in underprivileged areas.

Vision: Our vision is a world where all children in Africa, regardless of their socio-economic background, have access to technology and digital education, enabling them to acquire the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We envision a future where underprivileged children in Africa are empowered to pursue their dreams and contribute to their communities, ultimately driving sustainable development and reducing inequality.


Job Summary: The Grants Writer will be responsible for researching, writing, and managing grant proposals and applications to secure funding for our digital empowerment programs in Africa. This role plays a crucial part in sustaining and expanding our initiatives, ensuring that we can reach more children and make a lasting impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Grant Research:
    • Identify potential grant opportunities from foundations, government agencies, and other sources.
    • Conduct in-depth research to understand the funding priorities and requirements of potential grantors.
  2. Proposal Development:
    • Write persuasive and well-researched grant proposals, applications, and letters of inquiry.
    • Customize proposals to align with each grantor’s guidelines and preferences.
    • Ensure proposals are compelling, clear, and accurate.
  3. Grant Management:
    • Maintain a grant calendar to track submission deadlines, reporting requirements, and grant status.
    • Manage and update grant records and documentation.
    • Collaborate with program and finance teams to gather data and information for proposals and reports.
  4. Relationship Building:
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with grantors, program officers, and foundation representatives.
    • Respond to inquiries and requests for information from grantors.
  5. Compliance and Reporting:
    • Ensure compliance with grant agreements and reporting requirements.
    • Prepare and submit timely and accurate grant reports.
    • Collaborate with the finance team to track grant expenditures.
  6. Collaboration:
    • Work collaboratively with program, finance, and leadership teams to understand funding needs and program impact.
    • Support the development of program budgets for grant applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, English, Journalism, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in grant writing and grant management, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in using grant databases and research tools.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
  • Proficiency in English is an advantage.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and a written sample of a successful grant proposal to Please include “Grants Writer Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the 31st of November 2023.

TECK Africa is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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