Assist in developing proposals for water and sanitation projects

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

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This task involves providing assistance to the Project Coordinator in identifying potential donors, developing new project proposals, reviewing existing ones and writing concept notes. The online volunteer will also provide support to the Project Coordinator on strategic thinking and provide or share ideas on how to look/target for donors, foundations and humanitarian/development agencies. The online volunteer will not submit any funding requests on behalf of our organization. The project Coordinator will work together with the volunteer on the development of this project. EACO will be able to help the volunteer by providing guidance and necessary information about our activities. It in anticipated that this will occur over email, and via telephone and Skype. It is expected that the volunteer will work in conjunction with EACO staff members on a short term 26 weeks maximum.

In rural areas Lack of water and sanitation is already exposing to more dangers like battering, rape and poverty. With the looming impacts expected due to climate change, these dangers are feared to double. Children and women draw their drinking water mainly from surface sources, such as ponds, rivers, and lakes. These same sources are used by cattle and other livestock, and other domestic uses. These water sources also serve as breeding grounds for bacteria and diseases. The overall objective of this project is the improvement of health and sanitation standards for entire communities. The outcome of this a project is a strong partnerships formed with individuals and donors for sustainable support for EACO water and sanitation programmes.

Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or other related areas from a recognized University. • Should have at least two years of relevant work experience and a sound track record in successful grant research and proposal writing. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English plus excellent interpersonal skills.