Grant Writers Trainees

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Recruiting Organization: Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

Role Description


Have you always wanted to be a Grant Writer, but lacked the skills and qualifications? Africa Health Organisation (AHO) seeks individuals to train in Grant Writing. In AHO, Grant Writers are crucial because they bring financial resources to the organization. Most of our money comes from applying for grants and tenders. Our grants come from USAID, UKAID, the European Commission, DANIDA, SIDA, NORAD, UN, WHO, grant-making trusts and foundations, the lottery fund, etc. You will be under the supervision of Simbarashe Chifeya, our Grants Director. Your first day will begin with training on grant writing. The course will be delivered online via Zoom or Teams. Our internships are virtual and can be done from anywhere in the world. We will deliver regular training on grant and tender writing. When you apply, you must state whether you wish to apply for a Grant Writing Trainee or a Bid and Tender Writing Trainee.

What is a Grant Writing Trainee?

  • A trainee is an on-work experience lasting for a fixed period between four weeks and 12 months.
  • They are typically undertaken by anyone looking to gain relevant skills.

General Duties and Responsibilities of a Trainee

The role gives an all-round experience of the business, and trainees can get involved in

the following:

  • Assist with searching for grants or tenders.
  • Apply for grants or tenders.
  • Administration (e.g. emails and scheduling meetings)
  • Attend grant and tender writing training and short courses.
  • Help the team to work on ideas for projects and put forward proposals.
  • Carrying out research for your chosen project
  • Write a grant or tender application.
  • Submit grant proposals and application forms

Person Specification

We are a nurturing environment that encourages students to take ownership of projects.

Therefore, the following skills would be beneficial:

  • Studying or a graduate at a recognised university or college across the world.
  • Good with writing and answering questions.
  • Love of Africa and its culture and people and an understanding of what they are going through.
  • A prolific writer who enjoys writing
  • You are welcome to apply if you are not a student or graduate.
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Teamwork or being able to work alone.
  • Good communication skills
  • Someone who takes the initiative and who has an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of computers
  • The ability to speak one or more of the following languages would be a bonus: Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Finish, Norge, Farsi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Hindi because we are also going to apply for funding in these languages.
  • This is a virtual role. You can apply from any part of the world.


Grant Writers Internships

If you are interested in our Grant Writers Internships, you can apply through VolunteerMatch. Search Africa Health Organisation (AHO) and go to our Volunteer Opportunities and look for Grant Writers Internships or click this link:


Those who perform above par, winning grants and tenders during the training period will be offered a job and sponsorship to live and work in the UK, or any of the countries we operate in such as the US, Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, etc.

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Fee Amount: None

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