Community Partners International Vacancy: Grants Writer and Manager, Mae Sot

POSITION: Grants Writer and Manager

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to the Development Director

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday with occasional weekend availability

LENGTH OF TERM: Minimum one-year commitment, with possibility of extension

LOCATION: Based in Mae Sot, Thailand or Yangon, Myanmar, with travel 25% of time

POSITION SUMMARY: The Grants Writer and Manager will be a key member of Community Partners International’s (CPI) Development Team responsible for supporting the organization’s mission by securing and overseeing grants from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government agencies that support the provision of essential health care services to remote, underserved and conflict-affected populations in Myanmar.

Grants Writing and Proposal Development • Initiate regular communication with key CPI staff and partners to analyze funding needs, gaps and opportunities. • Research, identify, qualify and prospect funding opportunities from corporate, foundation, and government sources. Monitor grant sources on an ongoing basis, including USAID and EuropeAid, to identify and pursue suitable Calls for Proposals. • Develop a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing. • Lead proposal generation process including coordinating with key staff and partners to produce and submit compelling high-quality proposals that can obtain significant support for CPI programs. • Lead the development of accurate and comprehensive project proposal budgets through liaison with key staff and project stakeholders. • Collect and synthesize information about CPI programs as needed to make strongest case for support. • Serve as technical writer for CPI programs by integrating logic models, Monitoring and Evaluation Data, and Qualitative Information into proposals. • Design accurate logic models with realistic outcomes and benchmarks.

Grants Management and Donor Stewardship • Develop and manage sub-granting agreements with partners, establish key project milestones, and monitor and evaluate progress in relation to agreed project frameworks. • Manage efficient operational system to ensure accurate records and timely communication with donors; oversee grants calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for all institutional donors. • Support partners to develop timely, quality reports in line with donor and CPI requirements. • Work with partners and key CPI staff to develop and implement strategy for educating and stewarding donors. • Develop materials showing progress of CPI programs for donor updates and ongoing communications. Partnership Development • Initiate and sustain close collaboration and knowledge of community-based partners. • Provide support to partners, leadership team and key staff for meetings with donors. • Support and train selected partners in proposal writing techniques to build their capacity to secure funding independently. • Support and train selected partners to develop effective skills, tools and systems for managing sub-grants in line with donor and CPI requirements. • Develop links and build relationships with NGO and INGO peer organizations to enable the submission of joint grant applications and the development and implementation of cooperative projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills: • Demonstrated superior writing skills (English language). • Research, project management and organizational skills. • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time with quality results. • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment and work collaboratively with staff located on- and off-site.
Experience/Knowledge: • 5+ years of professional experience in grant writing and fundraising with successful track record for securing significant multi-year commitments from institutional donors. Superior knowledge of and proven experience writing proposals to large corporate, foundation and government donors and an understanding of technical and financial requirements for large grants. • Proven track record in managing grants throughout a project cycle, including donor education and stewardship, reporting, data collection, monitoring and evaluation. • Experience crafting LOIs, concept papers, proposals, and stewardship materials with aptitude for creating budgets, designing logic models, and drafting compelling case statements.

Education: • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred. Other: • A commitment to the mission of CPI.

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience writing proposals for health sector grants. • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn quickly, pinpoint priorities and synthesize information. • Experience working overseas and knowledgeable about community development a plus. • Experience tracking communication and donor activity in a (CRM), preferably Salesforce. • Knowledge of Myanmar current situation.

How to apply:
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a CV and Cover Letter (of no more than two pages in length) by SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY through the online application system accessible via the link below:

To upload your Cover Letter, please click on the "Add Cover Letter" button once you have submitted the main application. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Please be aware that you will need to complete a brief questionnaire as part of your application. While completing the questionnaire, please do not close your internet browser or you will lose the data that you have entered. All data submitted will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be used for any other purpose than this recruitment process. We thank you for your submission. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are unfortunately not able to respond individually to every applicant. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of their progress in the recruitment process.

About Community Partners International Community Partners International (CPI) is a US non-profit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on women and children, in remote, under-served and conflict-affected regions of Myanmar (Burma) where there is little or no access to health care or public health education. We work with 26 local partner organizations to improve health and education, led by and for local people in a country where one in three children are malnourished and one in five dies before their fifth birthday. Through our field offices in Myanmar and on the Thailand-Myanmar border, we provide training, technical support and resources to help our partners implement a broad array of initiatives, including clean births and emergency obstetric care; malaria screening, treatment and prevention; community first aid and emergency surgical care; Vitamin A distribution to prevent blindness and help children survive and thrive; and overall health systems strengthening to improve community-based infrastructure and assessment of health needs and services. In cooperation with our local partners, we support networks of hundreds of community clinics, and thousands of medics, health workers and midwives providing these essential, lifesaving health care services to 820,000 people throughout Myanmar. Through regular research carried out with our partners, we ensure that our initiatives are evidence-based and designed to respond to the most urgent health needs of populations with optimal impacts within the environmental and resource constraints. CPI was founded in 1997, is headquartered in Berkeley, California, and operates five field offices. The organization employs approximately 45 members of staff, 41 of whom are based in the field. Please visit our website at for more information. | Closing Date:
16 Feb 2014