About HERI Foundation

HERI Foundation is a non-governmental organization that advocates for equitable access to quality health care and education for all. The organization seeks to ensure increased access to quality healthcare and education for all regardless of geographical location, ethnic group, gender, age or any form of disability; by providing health care and educational facilities, capacity development to healthcare workers, community engagement activities, etc.

About this Role

The Grant Writer Volunteer is responsible for managing HERI Foundation’s grants-related activities that includes research and writing of grants application to a range of funders. The candidate should be well organized, focused and committed to producing high quality applications and reports to funders. Candidate should be a team player who will work with our team to identify, engage and support development of strong partnerships with funders and other stakeholders to help diversify the organization’s sources of funding.

This is a full-time position that requires 40 hours per week and is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The position reports to the Executive Director.


A: Grant Research

    1. Undertake extensive research to identify potential grants and other best-fit funding opportunities.
    2. Investigate the    potential    opportunities    and    strategically    prioritize applications
    3. Ensure all research is recorded and tracked in Google

B.  Grant Writing & Reporting

  1. Develop high-quality grant applications and letters of interest to help diversify funding sources.
  2. Produce high-quality, informative and timely
  3. Manage and oversee the successful completion of each step in the application and reporting process, obtaining needed signatures and approvals on time.

C.  Administration

  1. Ensure all grant deliverables, including applications and reports are recorded.
  2. Lead monthly grant calls to discuss calendar deliverables for current funders, as well as new and upcoming opportunities.
  3. Upload and maintain all grant applications and reports in the Grants folder in Google Drive.
  4. Upload and maintain all grant applications and reports in the Grants folder in Google Drive.
  5. Organize Fundraising Events and other administrative support

Overall Qualifications

HERI Foundation is the right place for you if:

  • You are passionate about community empowerment through education and health,
  • You are brave enough to take ownership of projects, You are comfortable working in a very small team,
  • You are excited to try new approaches, even if they might be out of your comfort zone, and
  • You appreciate opportunities to learn, grow, and share what you’re learning with others.
  • Specific qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in development, project management, communications or a related area
  • Minimum    2-3   years’ experience      with    grant   writing,   reporting,   or communications in the not-for-profit setup
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Team player

Salary and Benefits

This is an unpaid volunteer position with a wide range of benefits to candidates such as:

  • Direct impact to improve community livelihood in Tanzania through
  • education and health-related projects that will be funded by the Foundation Be part of a highly-motivated nonprofit organization
  • Gain insight into the day-to-day operations of a results-orientated nonprofit organization
  • Have the opportunity to see your ideas and contributions implemented Build your resume and gain references for future employment opportunities
  • How to Apply

Send a resume, one writing sample and a cover letter highlighting your grant writing experience as well as why you are passionate about HERI Foundation’s mission to Please include your name and Grant Writer in the subject line. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and top candidates will be contacted for an interview.