Part-Time Grant Writer

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Reports to: Market Insights & Impact Manager (Rwanda-based)
Start date: Position available immediately, preferred July 2019

About Jibu
Founded in 2012, Jibu is a pioneering a powerful new model that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities in underserved, emerging market communities. Jibu has scaled a network of locally owned, economically independent franchises/businesses that sell safe drinking water to their communities while offering life-changing training and employment to their staff.

Empowered by a belief in the ability of eye-to-eye partnership to unleash latent entrepreneurial talent, Jibu is transforming the challenge of addressing basic human needs into an expansive opportunity that allows thousands of young entrepreneurs to build lasting solutions, one neighborhood at a time. The company’s ultimate vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of co-invested business owners who will revolutionize the way critical resources participate in emerging markets. For additional information, please visit:

The Position:
Jibu is looking for a part-time grant writer to support with vetting and writing high quality grant proposals. We expect there to be 5-20 applications per year (identified by the Jibu team), requiring between 5-25 hours per application, depending on the proposal. The work will involve close coordination with Jibu teams, primarily based in East Africa, to collect data for proposals.

Required Qualifications/Experience:
• Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals
• Superb writing skills
• Ability to translate data and research into compelling stories
• Research skills (e.g. on the water or entrepreneurship sectors)
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven
• Self-directed and strong communicator
• Fluency in English

Compensation: $25 per hour, work on a need basis

To Apply: Send resumes and cover letter to We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. Due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to every individual application we receive. If you do not receive an invitation for an interview from us within 4 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.