The purpose of the Grant Writing Specialist volunteer position is to build the capacity of AVSF Cambodia staff and their partner organizations PMUAC (Preah Vihear Meanchey Union of Agricultural Cooperative), FCFD (Federation of Cambodian Farmer’ Organization for Development) to prepare grant proposals and raise funds for research/projects.
This includes supporting AVSF Cambodia and Partner Organization staff in
- identifying new funding opportunities
- understanding proposal requirements
- reviewing and developing proposal templates and resources
- writing grant proposals
- reviewing and editing English grant proposals developed by AVSF Cambodia and Partners organization before submitting to donors
All volunteers are expected to promote gender equality, environmental sustainability and good governance within their placement responsibilities.
Qualifications and experience:
- Experience and/or educational background in communications, health, public health, veterinary sciences or environmental health/biology
- 1-3 years experience in proposal writing and/or grant writing, familiar with the RFP lifecycle
- Excellent English written communication skills
- Knowledge of grant funding application and reporting policies and procedures within the development sector.
- Ability to develop and produce concise (strong attention to detail) and complete grant applications and other proposals
- Ability to determine grant proposal and concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs project objectives, project outcomes and deliverables
- Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, prepare project budgets and forecasts
- Ability to navigate online content and leverage for research
- Effective cross-cultural communication skills
- Commitment to the principles of volunteer cooperation and familiarity with participatory approaches to development, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance and environmental sustainability
- Experience preparing bilateral grant proposals
- Previous international work / volunteer experience in Cambodia or other developing country
Contract length and terms:
This position is open to Cambodian Citizens and Permanent Residents living in Cambodia. It is an 8-month contract with the possibility of extension. A monthly living allowance is provided to successful candidates who meet travel status requirements.
Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF) works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us. VWB/VSF works nationally and internationally to train animal health workers, increase food security, and improve animal & public health. VWB/VSF provides overseas volunteer placements for veterinarians and other animal & public health professionals.
The Volunteers Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS) project is funded through the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Volunteer Cooperation Program. The VETS project was established to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized people, particularly women and girls, in six countries, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, through support to animal, human and environmental health initiatives. The project utilises the skills of Canadian volunteers to support smallholder farmers, primarily women, to reduce poverty by improving family income and nutrition principally through improved production of livestock and crops. The program is built around the One Health concept, which recognizes that the health of people, animals and the natural environment are interconnected. It promotes the production of more and better food and increased incomes from livestock, all the while promoting land rehabilitation and conservation for sustainable development.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and up-to-date CV with subject line “Grant Writing Specialist – Cambodia” to email@example.com
VWB/VSF is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified candidates of all gender identities and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to join our organization.