(Remote Work) Senior Writer, Proposals and Reports – One Acre Fund

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Job Overview

  • Job Title Senior Writer, Proposals and Reports
  • Hiring Organization One Acre Fund
  • Company Website https://oneacrefund.org/
  • Remote Locations Worldwide
  • Job Type   Remote, Full-Time

Seeking a senior writer with 5+ years of relevant professional experience to help us reach a new level of fundraising through best-in-class grant proposals and reports

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

By 2030 our organization will reach 10 million farm families annually. This growth will be fueled by fundraising, and at One Acre Fund our fundraising relies on industry-leading grant writing. We employ a dedicated 12-person writing squad (within our broader Business Development team) to craft proposals and reports that are clear, powerful, data-driven, and farmer-centric.

We are looking for a proven and passionate writer to join our writing squad at a senior level. You will report to a team leader, immediately take on a portfolio of reports and proposals for smaller grants, and receive intensive writing mentorship over the first 6-12 months. Your work will then quickly ramp up in value, complexity, and independence.

This is a career-track position with opportunities to manage other writers based on performance and preference.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Preference for New York, Washington DC, USA or Nairobi, Kenya but also open to other major cities where One Acre Fund has offices


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

08 June 2023

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write grant proposals and reports. You will partner with our frontend fundraisers to design and draft original writing through a collaborative process. Writing is always tailored to donor interests and the plans/results of our program, with each piece offering new ideas, challenges, and opportunities for creativity.
  • Manage complex projects. You will oversee all stages of each writing project — managing workplans, coordinating input from multiple stakeholders (including gathering information from our field team, building budgets with our finance team, and communicating with donors), and taking ownership over the end product.
  • Invest in program fluency. You will develop and sustain a deep working knowledge of One Acre Fund’s operating context, model, results, and future plans. For individual projects, you will also often conduct additional research into potential donors or specific aspects of our work.
  • Secondary responsibilities will be based on your career interests – for example, with pathways to build your own portfolio of donor prospecting and stewardship.

Job Requirements

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 8+ years of total professional experience, including 5+ years of relevant experience – either writing/managing complex grants or leading complex field programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior writing experience essential; prior fundraising experience strongly preferred.
  • Can share writing samples that demonstrate ability to draft highly readable prose: clear and concise, structured into a logical flow of ideas, deriving power from simplicity rather than jargon. Please submit two writing samples through the form below.
  • Can share 2-3 concrete examples of successfully initiating, managing, and completing major projects in partnership with high-level stakeholders
  • Genuine commitment to rural communities. You are passionate about providing opportunity to the hardest-working farmers on the planet.
  • Language: English

Employee Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

How To Apply

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