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Grant writer and Copy editor

Location: Remote

Contract Type: Consultancy Contract

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Term: 1 year

I. About Project Expedite Justice

PEJ, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 2016 by Cynthia Tai, a former prosecutor in the U.S. and at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. With an increase in mass atrocities worldwide, PEJ believes now more than ever that there is an overwhelming need to empower local populations seeking justice. By partnering with local organizations, we train lawyers, investigators, and human rights defenders to have the skills necessary to collect and preserve evidence in a manner that meets international legal standards.

Together, PEJ’s staff and Board have decades of experience in international legal matters. Working in partnership with local organizations, we bring evidence of atrocities to the forefront in legal arenas, including international, regional, or national systems.

II. Role Description

PEJ is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Grant Writer and Copy Editor to support our fundraising efforts and aid in our grant management activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for researching and writing grant proposals, reports, and other fundraising documents to support the organization's fundraising efforts. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for editing and proofreading all fundraising documents and grant reports, ensuring that they are of the highest quality.

We expect the Grant Writer and Copy Editor to offer their services long-term, gain knowledge of the organization and our work, and aid in multiple applications and the writing and formalities of grant reporting.

III. Duties and responsibilities

The Grant Writer and Copy Editor will work closely with PEJ’s admin team. They will assist with identifying fundraising opportunities, assist the teams in creating the structure for fundraising and writing proposals. The Grant Writer and Copy Editor will also proofread and edit all documents sent to the donors, including grant reports.

The Grant Writer and Copy Editor will be responsible for:

  • Conducting research on potential funding sources, including government agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

  • Developing and writing grant proposals, reports, and other fundraising documents that effectively communicate the organization's mission, programs, and impact.

  • Collaborating with program staff to gather information and data for grant proposals and reports.

  • Editing and proofreading all fundraising documents and grant reports to ensure they are accurate, compelling, and free from errors.

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the organization's fundraising strategies and plans.

IV. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field.

  • At least 3 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, charitable organizations or educational institutions.

  • Certified work experience in grant writing, fundraising, or related fields.

  • Vast knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector.

  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, and compelling grant proposals and reports.

  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills, with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

  • Familiarity with fundraising best practices and trends.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with program staff and other stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently and in high-pressure or complicated situations.

  • Technological awareness, willingness, and ability to learn new technology and work with technology relevant to the job.

  • Native or native-level English proficiency.

  • Grant writing certification or other writing certifications will be an advantage.

V. How to apply for this position:

Please send your

  • CV (max two pages)

  • Cover letter

  • Writing sample

Email with “Application: Grant Writer” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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