Kenya: Proposal and Report Writer/Consultant

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Organization: Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jan 2018

Job title: Proposal and Report writer/Consultant

Location: Nairobi Kenya or Hargeisa/Gabiley Somaliland

Responsible to: Programme Coordinator or Country Director

Starting date: As soon as possible or early January 2018

Duration: Six months initially with a possibility of extension.

Working hours: Full time or part time or consultancy

Closing date: 5 January, 2018

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI) is international NGO that strives to promote peace and prosperity by eliminating poverty and underlying causes and impacts of violent conflicts, and poor governance. In collaboration with others, GLOPPI intends to empower the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to participate governance and in all decisions affecting their lives in order to lead peaceful and prosperous life.

Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative (GLOPPI) would like to recruit a dynamic and energetic person as a proposal and report writer/Consultant. This position reports to Programme Coordinator/CD. The position holder will develop proposals and reports to donors.

This is a great opportunity and an exciting position for qualified and experienced proposal/Report writer /Consultant who is interested to make a difference in the lives of the communities and to demonstrate his or her capacity to write proposals and reports. The proposal and report writer /consultant who is passionate for accountability, good governance and development will play a key role in achieving our visions by writing quality proposals, concept notes and donor reports. Therefore, GLOPPI would like to receive applications for this interesting and exiting position from qualified and experienced candidates.

Key responsibilities/duties


  1. Take the lead in the collection of funding information and identification of potential donors and funding organizations.

  2. Compile, maintain and update the existing database of local and international donors

  3. Consistently monitor donors’ websites and new calls for proposals

  4. Inform the partners and the staff about suitable calls for proposals in relation to ongoing activities of the organization and its set goals and plan with the team and partner to submit applications.

  5. In coordination with the staff and partners, participate in the development of fundraising strategy

  6. In collaboration with the senior staff and partner staff, develop winning concept notes, proposals and letter of inquiries in order to secure more funding

  7. Maintain a database of successfully funded projects in the region and derive a list of potential partners that could be contacted for future collaborations (if opportunity arises),

  8. Support the development and expansion of the GLOPPI programmes especially good governance, livelihoods/food security, protection, peace building projects and other projects etc.

  9. Participate in building and cultivating donor relations in the designated country.


  1. Use the given template, guideline or format to organize content and gather or collect all the necessary information for writing quality reports and provide all required information for each section

  2. Produce concise, comprehensive, clear and accurate reports in line with the donor guidelines and expectations.

  3. Write quality reports that don’t only capture what was done but the impacts of the projects. Include the results and the completed activities to show progress toward the project’s objectives

  4. When editing reports from the field, enhance and clarify information, Use appropriate language, verify information and facts, re-write the sentences to clarify points

  5. Ensure that reports from the field are timely submitted to meet the writing deadline

  6. Write case study reports


  1. Participate in key forums and coordination meetings.

  2. Effectively coordinate with other partners and stakeholders by attending relevant coordination meetings and cluster coordination meetings with the government and other agencies.

  3. Attend conferences, donor meetings, seminars and workshops and establish relationships with people and build long term working partnerships.

  4. Participate in building new working relationships with donors and other NGOs by attending relevant conferences and workshops

  5. Support the partners to develop assessment tools and to conduct periodic quality assessment and research,

  6. Conduct periodic desk reviews on literature of the programme sectors and compile the latest reports and publications on the same and use it in the improvement or development of programs.

  7. Generate new creative and innovative project/program ideas and develop new programs.

Qualifications and experience

  1. A degree in fundraising, grant management, communication, journalism/mass media, international relations/studies or a relevant degree. Masters degree is preferred.

  2. Minimum 5 year experience working in international NGOs, UN-agencies and other relevant institutions in a similar position or consultancy.

  3. Strong analytical and should possess excellent communication skills, good ethics and be creative.

  4. Excellent English writing and research skills

  5. Ability to develop concise, clear and comprehensive concept notes, proposals and reports.

  6. At least three experience in fundraising or programme development or related field.

  7. Excellent understanding of donor environments or willingness to learn.

  8. Organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize work to achieve results.

  9. Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

  10. dedication and commitment to poverty reduction and conflict management

  11. Must be Somali or Kenyan or resident in Kenya and having the work permit.

  12. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other Horn of Africa languages preferred

  13. Should be passionate, committed, curious, honest and reliable.

  14. Have a positive attitude and an optimistic approach to life.

  15. Must possess highly developed social skills and/or outgoing personality and must have the ability to easily establish relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the job specifications, please send your CVs/Resume, motivation letter and a sample of unedited and successful proposal and concept note or a research report of your own to not later than 5th January 2018. Please put Proposal and Report Writer/Consultant in the subject line of your email. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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