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VIRTUAL GRANT WRITER WRITER VOLUNTEER IN MALAWI ,THYOLO

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Virtual Writing Volunteer Intern



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Application Deadline: Ongoing



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organization: Chipembere Community Development Organization (CCDO)



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Location: Malawi



Role Description



About Us: 



 We empower girls and women to

move from hopeless to hopeful!  CCDO is a non-profit organization

whose purpose is to restore HOPE, inspire GROWTH, and EMPOWER girls and women

through education, life skill development, workforce training, and other

supportive services. 



Job Description: A Writing

Intern will help CCDO in various aspects of content and

grant writing. As a Writing intern, you will

be assisting in community engagement activities such as helping

in collecting the necessary information for and writing the organization’s

monthly newsletter. The internship also offers individuals

the opportunity to apply relevant skills necessary to research and

identify prospective grantors, write grant proposals and submit grant

application material to its completion. The intern will assist in finding,

applying and receiving funding for programs, services,

etc. Writers may also collaborate with

all organization staff members when needed for

writing-related tasks such as proofreading or creating first drafts. 



Time Commitment:



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Due to Covid-19, this position is 100% virtual

until further notice 



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All responsibilities will be done fully remotely, at interns’

discretion/time 



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Must be available to work 15-20 hours per week VIRTUALLY 



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Must be available for the following VIRTUAL weekly meetings: 



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All Staff Meeting: Mondays 12pm PST – 2pm PST  



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Weekly Operations & Development Meeting: Thursday 8am

PST – 9am PST (Subject to change) 



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Weekly Community Engagement Meeting: Fridays 10am PST –

12pm PST (Subject to change)  



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Must be able to commit

to this 1-year long internship (accommodations can be

made for school schedules, as well as exams) 



Responsibilities: 



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Assist in completing NGO

grants/contracts, including but not limited to public, private,

and grants/contracts 



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Assist in the research and identification of potential

grant/contract funders 



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Retrieve and assemble background information for

grant/contract proposals  



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Assist with writing and editing grant

proposals and requests  



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Assist

in grant application/contract submission processes by

tracking deliverables and adhering to deadlines  



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Comply with all grant/contract reporting as required by

foundation and corporate donors 



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Participate in writing promotional material

for community outreach and networking events (i.e., monthly

newsletter, website content, social media posts, etc.)  



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Assist in drafting and updating organization’s written

material to align with CCDO  mission,

vision and values as a non-profit organization 



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Support other departments and perform administrative

tasks as assigned 



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Participate in our Buddy system once assimilated and act as a

mentor/point of contact for new interns transitioning into your team during

their induction and on boarding process 



Qualifications:



Required: 



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Experience as a grant writer 



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Possess strong verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with Thaddeus’ staff and

external contacts  



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Excellent writing, research and proofreading skills 



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Ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive

proposals 



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Strong organizational and time management skills 



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Motivated and adaptive individual with excellent ability to work

well under deadlines 



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Excellent attention to detail 



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Strong project management skills with the ability to work

under minimal supervision 



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Possess strong personal integrity, ethical principles, and

commitment to Thaddeus mission, vision and values 



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Must have appropriate technology, internet connection and

ability to function in a virtual capacity via Microsoft Teams 



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Proficient in Microsoft

Office and other basic computer skills 



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Ability to pass the mandated reporter exam 



Preferred: 



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Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD in

English, Writing, Communications, Journalism,

or another related field 



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Bilingual (English/ 



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Experience in a non-profit organization  



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Ability to work independently and in a team environment 



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Experience with writing grant proposals for non- profits organizations

in Africa (a plus) 



Learning Objectives:



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Intern will have a general understanding of how to research

and find grant funders 



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Intern will have basic understanding of writing and editing

contracts, company newsletters, and blogs 



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Intern will gain general networking experience though community

outreaching and other company related events 



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Intern will gain basic knowledge about the nonprofit

sector 



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Intern will be able to understand the general process of

grant proposals 



Advantages:



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Receive direct supervision from the Executive Director 



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Experience working on self-organized teams 



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Participate in professional training offered to all

employees 



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Build resume and explore career options 



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Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace 



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Flexible scheduling to allow for changes in class/work schedule

and final exams





Virtual Writing Volunteer Intern



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Application Deadline: Ongoing



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organization: Chipembere Community Development Organization (CCDO)



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Location: Malawi



Role Description



About Us: 



 We empower girls and women to

move from hopeless to hopeful…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in Malawi
Associated Location
Thyolo Rd, Blantyre, Malawi
Opposite Dzanja la chifundo Orphanage

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