Vita: Grant Applications Officer / Grant Writer (Part-Time)


Vita is looking for a Grant Applications Officer / Grant Writer

Would you like to work for a dynamic, exciting overseas aid agency in Dublin with the opportunity to travel occasionally to East Africa, work with our teams there and visit our incredible programmes?

Vita is an Irish development partner working with communities in Africa to fight hunger and climate change. Our mission is to achieve thriving rural economies in Africa with access to services, markets and livelihoods for all.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and responsible individual, possibly a recent graduate, with the right temperament to work as a grant writer within our small but very effective team. It would be ideal if you have proven writing skills and you are an excellent communicator. Additionally, you are a positive, optimistic and enthusiastic person and you are willing to learn and understand all aspects of Vita’s work.

You would need to build and maintain good relationships with the Vita teams in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Being deadline-oriented and a good co-ordinator is essential.

Working to the Head of Programmes, you will be joining a very energetic and experienced team with a strong sense of purpose as well as a great collective sense of humour. Your role will include:

  • Gathering and collating information and data from Vita programme staff in Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Writing and editing high quality content for competitive proposals
  • Maintaining the grants data base on Salesforce

This is a part-time role with flexible hours and will involve working from home as well as working in the office when appropriate.

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CV and short cover letter please by May 15th 2021 to – Thank you for your interest!

Vita is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from harm and abuse. We strive to provide a safe environment at all times. All Vita staff, volunteers, trustees and affiliates are expected to comply with the Vita Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Policy. The candidate offered this position will be expected to sign up to the Vita Safeguarding Policy and adhere to the Vita Behaviour Protocol.

Could you be Vita's next grant writer.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
29th Apr, 2021
Remotely / Dublin 7
Expiry Date
15th May, 2021