Grant Writer & Fundraiser Manager
Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)
Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a non-governmental and non-profit community development volunteer organization (NGO). VIN aims to promote equality, economic wellbeing and basic human rights through enhanced educational programs and community training.

VIN adopts an integrated, participatory community development approach for the well-being of the community. It works with both local and international volunteers, implementing different kinds of programs and activities under its six major programs: 1. Women’s Empowerment: 2. Public Health & Medical Care 3. Environment Conservation & Cultural Biodiversity; 4. Children’s Development 5. Youth Empowerment and 6. Disaster Response & Relief

Grant Writer & Fundraiser Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category: NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level: Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s: [ 1 ]
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kathmandu, with frequent field visits to rural parts of Nepal
Offered Salary: Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline): Feb. 14, 2018 23:55 (6 months, 1 week ago)

Job Specification

Education Level: Master
Experience Required: More than or equals to 5 years
Other Specification

Key Competencies

To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate all / some of the following competencies:

Role Specific Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships & Coalitions: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
  • External Awareness: Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.
  • Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  • Entrepreneurship: Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving access to grants and funds. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Written Communications: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

Foundational Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
  • Public Service: Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost- effective results. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Continuous Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self- development.

Experience & Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree or higher studies in Arts, Development studies or relevant field 

Previous Experience:

  • Proven track record on grant writing / fundraising. (Minimum 5 years)
  • Documentation & Report writing


  • Advanced level MS Office Package (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)


  • English: Advanced Level (written, reading and spoken)
  • Nepali: Advanced Level (written, reading, spoken)

Job Description

The position plays a vital role in fundraising activities for the organization. Working with the Executive Director and the Program Manager to bring in substantial operating and capital funding in order to fulfill the mission of the organization. 

Primary responsibilities of the role includes the preparation of proposals and grant applications, and also researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities for the holistic community empowerment.

Responsibilities & Duties

Grant & Funding Strategy:

  • Research and identify public and private donor agencies for funding existing and new programs.
  • Manage the end to end process required to prepare, submit, and manage grants.
  • Develop organizational relation with the funding agencies home and abroad
  • Organize necessary monitoring and follow up visits for the funders and donors.

Reporting & Tracking:

  • Work with the Program Managers & other officers to gather information necessary to report to the funders and sponsors. 
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by donors. 
  • Provide regular written updates to the donors.
  • Document / update current funding records in digital database system and also hard copies, including grant tracking and reporting

Branding & Communications:

  • Develop necessary promotional / IEC materials for the organizational branding, visibility etc
  • Update project news and events in regular basis to update VIN’s audience / stakeholders / funders
  • Help update website contents to represent exactly what’s being done


If you are interested in the role, please send your most updated CV and Covering Letter to no later than 14th February 2018.

If you want to know more about our company please have a look on our website vin/

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