The Lunchbox Fund: Program Proposal/Report Writer

The Lunchbox Fund
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 24 September, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Lunchbox Fund is a Non Profit Organisation that focuses on fostering education via nutrition by providing a daily meal at school for food-insecure and vulnerable children in urban, township and rural areas of South Africa. This is often the child’s only meal of the day. Our simple intervention provides a behavioural incentive for children to attend school and stay in school, an economic motivation for their impoverished and/or unemployed caretakers to keep them there, and enables children to participate and learn during the school day.

The Program Proposal/Report Writer works closely with the Managing Director (MD), to develop and produce of quarterly and bi-annual Grant Reports. This position has responsibility for the composition, narrative development and photographic aspects of the quarterly, mid- and end-of-year program reports to funders.

This is a part time, contract position: October - December 2021 with potential to become a full-time position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as lead narrative writer and composition creator for quarterly/bi-annual and annual performance reports  around deliverables to the donor
  • Adapt program report formats and ensure conformance with donor standards and requirements
  • Include photos and maps to enhance and support reporting narrative
  • Design graphics to enhance and support reporting narrative
  • Work with Managing Director and Director Programs to understand project and grant development, and processes
  • Obtain relevant, current, accurate, and technically sound information to shape project reports with focus on innovation and transparency
  • Produce a well-written, visually stunning product
  • Maintain delivery timelines and donor spreadsheet

Additional tasks as needed:

  • Write, revise, and/or edit reports as needed
  • Support preparation of reports development of any other related documents needed by the donor

Required Skills & Experience:

  • MUST have experience in writing reports for NGO/NPOs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience reporting on program implementation activities in NPOs to donors 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Non Profit Development, or other relevant field or relevant, proven experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel), or iWork (Pages/Numbers)
  • Practical proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/ iPhoto or other related photo-graphics software
  • File and maintain files in Dropbox

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience working with or knowledge of local NGOs and donors
  • Knowledge of development assistance programs and organizations

Success Factors:

  • Self Starter with personal discipline
  • Excellent organization and editing skills
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently and with diverse teams
  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and changing environment, and meet strict deadlines

Physical Requirements:

  • Work from home
  • Own computer
  • Access to wifi/cellphone
  • Data/airtime will be provided.

Send brief letter of introduction, Current CV/resume to Sue Wildish at: sue@thelunchboxfund.org.  Renumeration according to days per week worked/experience. 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about the The Lunchbox Fund, refer to https://www.thelunchboxfund.org/

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

 

Location: 
South Africa

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