27 Sep 2019

Proposal & Grant Writing Specialist at Savics

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Savics is a social business with an international reach. Our mission is to provide connectivity solutions and analytical expertise to increase the impact of diagnostic technologies on individualized patient care, disease surveillance and health-care management at the global level. We work together with global institutions and national governing bodies to tackle important global health issues such as tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis and malaria. Whether finding new ways to improve patient care, accelerate national health decisions, or solving long lasting problems, we are releasing people from suffering through our new products.

Your Location

Our preference goes for an african or a european country due to the time zones in which our staff is located. Most of our staff works remotely from Africa.

Your Role

Are you passionate about understanding the customer needs and writing proposals and grants? Are you curious and propelled by an innovative mind?  As a Proposal & Grant Writing Specialist, you will collaborate with colleagues responsible for the sales, marketing, product ownership, IT development and operations to accurately describe our products and services in order to disclose their added value to our prospective clients. Your capacity to understand the client needs will drive the content of your proposals.

The position is for a full time job.

Your Responsibilities

  • Understand the ecosystem we work in and find grants that fit our capabilities and objectives
  • Perform eligibility reviews and understand the key questions that need to be answered to build a valuable offer
  • Lead the proposal related process to complete responses on time while meeting partner expectations
  • Write successful grants and RFPs, collaborate with the team to collect all necessary inputs, and gather all related documents as required
  • Identify areas in customer documents that do not align with our policies and procedures in order to suggest effective alternative responses to these issues
  • Verify document completion and accuracy
  • Identify innovative ways to improve the efficiency of the inhouse proposals and grants writing process
  • Participate and/or lead conference calls with other members of the team, as necessary, during the contract negotiation

The Requirements

  • Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in Business/Marketing, anthropologist, or equivalent literary experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in proposals writing, communications or contracting in the health sector, preferably for NGOs
  • Corporate Account or Government experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of business and legal concepts
  • Ability to delegate and manage time and resources efficiently
  • Capability to conduct research into project-related issues and products
  • Discretion when handling confidential documents is a required attribute
  • Excellent typing skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to effectively articulate Savics’s strengths to meet customer requirements
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to handle multiple tasks within a short period of time
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in english and french
  • A permanent internet connection, Savics will support the monthly fee

Why working at Savics

  • You will work in an attractive and fast moving decentralized self-managed environment. Savics is 3.5 years old and it grows fast
  • You will have a big say in the development lifecycle of our health solutions
  • We share a common passion for human being – Read our Manifesto to make sure you adopt our way of life (savics.org/manifesto)
  • We strongly believe that our actions shape the future
  • We learn new things every day from each other
  • We love what we do and we love the feeling that something great is being built

At Savics, you will work in an environment where humanist values are nurtured. You will be independent, responsible for finding solutions to local and global problems and surrounded by highly entrepreneurial people. We are all happy to be part of the team and to learn every day from each other. Our goal is to make an important impact on global health.

Your Behavior

  • Empathetic to employee, customer and end-users needs
  • Problem solver
  • Listener
  • Independent
  • Proactive
  • Transparent
  • Organized
  • Ethics and Humanist Values

How to Apply

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