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Grant Writer

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Brief description of the project:

The Okoa Project is currently searching for an experienced grant writer to join our team. Okoa is working to strengthen our grant writing capacity. There is one other grant writer on the team who works part time; the new hire would be working closely with the existing grant writer to train, write and edit, and execute grant applications. We have submitted several grant and competition applications this past year. We have some important deadlines for grants on the horizon that the new hire will wor k on. We are looking for a candidate with strong writing skills w ho can work collaboratively on a small, diverse team .

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Drafting & editing gran t applications and competition applications
  • Prospecting new grant opportunities
  • Participation in 2 weekly staff meetings
  • Participation in programming meetings
  • Communicating with partner organizations to execute grants, if necessary

Keep in mind that this job description is an approximation of what the new hire will be doing. The Okoa Project is still in its startup phase, meaning that our team is small and it’s necessary for everyone to take on projects or tasks that might be outside of their direct job description or outside of their existing knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitude (KSAAs):


  • Previous grant writing experience
  • BA (completed or in progress) in English, International Relations, International Development, or related field
  • Excellent writing skills, strong grammar and spelling, attention to written detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability in both work schedule and content of work
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work well with a small, diverse team
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Time management, planning, and organizational skills
  • An attitude to try - we’re a startup, and as such everyone does a bit of everything. You need an "all hands on deck" mentality and a willingness to try something outside of your existing KSAAs


  • Experience living or working internationally

Application Process:

Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest in the role with the subject Grant Writer Position to Leah Turner at leah@theokoaproject.com and Emily Young at emily@theokoaproject.com .

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2 Oliver Street, BOSTON, MA 02109, US

Mission Statement

To increase access to healthcare in vulnerable, rural areas.


Rural villages in Tanzania and other developing countries are often miles from medical care facilities. Due to cost and road conditions, locals often do not own vehicles equipped to transport a person with a medical emergency for long distances. We are filling this gap. Our solution is a motorcycle ambulance with a dynamic attachment mechanism to fit onto any motorcycle in the area. This turns any motorcycle vehicle into a life-saving patient transport device. Our ambulance is made of locally sourced, affordable materials to transport one driver, one patient, and one additional person to the nearest hospital. With the addition of our product to the villages in Tanzania, we hope to be able to reduce fatalities and improve quality of life, using a realistic, affordable, and versatile patient transport device.

Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Technical Writing
  • Journalism
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • 10-20 hours a week
  • 6 month minimum commitment preffered

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