Proposal Writing Coordinator

Save the Children , Uganda

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th October, 2020

Job Description

The Proposal Writing Coordinator holds prime responsibility for developing project proposals that are submitted for funding to potential donors. In close collaboration with the Head of Program Development and Resourcing, the role holder is responsible for leading proposal development processes, ensuring coherence between project documents, log frames, narrative proposals and budgets. S/he aligns proposal development timelines with SCI donor account holders (Members) and ensures appropriate consultation with the relevant internal team members and external partners. S/he collects timely input from thematic specialists and assembles and actively writes attractive donor proposals.

The Proposal Writing Coordinator has a proven track record in proposal development and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he has strong interpersonal skills to work with different teams and the ability to represent SC Uganda with other INGO partners, donors and SCI Members.



  • Master's degree in Program/NGO management, social studies, development studies or alike.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in NGO or similar environment (preferably on children's rights)
  • Solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: Education, FS/L, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, in development and emergencies
  • Practical experience and successful track record in writing and leading proposals for a variety of donors, particularly EU/ECHO, USAID, DFID, private sector foundations and UNICEF
  • Good knowledge of the development and emergency donor environment and expectations in Uganda
  • Good knowledge of the landscape of implementing partners and government structures in Uganda (preferred)
  • Familiarity with project design methods and tools (including assessments, logical frameworks, and work planning) and budgeting; strong appreciation for innovation and partnership as part of project development.
  • Good interpersonal skills, effective negotiator, with proven ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working.
  • Good personal organisational skills, including time management, analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles
  • Information Communication Technology literate

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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