Program Support Officer- Grants Writer/ Fundraisery at Skills Outside School Foundation

Program Support Officer- Grants Writer/ Fundraisery

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location Abuja
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp


The core role of the Grant Writer/ Fundraiser is to research information and write robust proposals that fulfill the requirements of international and local funding and partnership bodies that match the Foundation’s. In sum, the Grant Writer/ Fundraiser will:

  • Research and identify individual donors and funding organisations
  • Develop proposals that fulfil the requirements of the potential funding bodies
  • Keep records of all grants written and efficiently track the proposals including progress and requests for information during the period of assessment of proposals by the funding bodies.
  •  Monitor progress of fundraising drives.
  • Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
  • Create or update donor databases.
  • Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods.
  • Provide additional information on request by potential funding bodies.
  • Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data for fundraising organizations.
  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs.
  • Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events.
  •  Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
  • Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.
  •  Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.
  • Plan and direct special events for fundraising.

Reporting Relationship:  Senior Programs Manager.

  • Excellent Verbal Communication
  • Superior Writing, Editing and Research Skills
  • Excellent Analytical and critical thinking Skills
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Ability to understand the needs of both the agency in need of funding and the organization that is offering the grant money
  • Ability to use dropbox, sharepoint and goggle drive
  • Being able to understand and execute complex instructions
  • Strong attention to detail


At least a Bachelor degree in any discipline preferably in English, Literature, Mass Communications, Marketing, Advertisement, Sales and similar disciplines or a similar professional background in these disciplines

Method of Application

Applicants should send CVs to [email protected] using the job title as subject of the mail