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Action Now Uganda Jobs – Graduate Grants Development Officer

Job Title: Grants Development Officer – Action Now Uganda Jobs

Organization: Action Now Uganda

Reporting To: Deputy Manager of Research Network

Action Now is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya, Action Now has over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently Action now has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities including pastoralists and urban slum dwellers.

Job Profile: 

Reporting to the Deputy Manager Research Network, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with project Coordinators to perform duties which include but not limited to the following:

Roles and responsibilities

  1. Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, and supporting documents
  2. Counsel, direct, and assist faculty and staff in matters related to preparation, submission, and acceptance of highly competitive research funding application to major global health research sponsors including, but not limited to, NIH, CDC, HRSA, and USAID
  3. Serve as primary liaison with key sponsor program officials in the development of competitive research funding applications
  4. Investigate and answer questions about funding application requirements to ensure the development of successful funding applications.
  5. Counsel researchers and staff on the preparation of competitive funding applications including the management of multidisciplinary writing teams, involving key personnel from multiple institutions around the globe.
  6. Development of consortia agreements, budget materials, and letters of support and institutional information to ensure compliance with university policies, federal regulations and agency guidelines.
  7. Assist faculty and staff in identifying documents or forms needed in connection with pending or funded projects and ensure all funding application requirements are met.
  8. Ascertain the status of proposals, awards, research risk approvals, internal approvals such as route sheets, and related documents. Follow up on all correspondence to ensure that appropriate action is taken or information provided.
  9. Develop new concept proposals and data requests and process results of analyses into formats for presentation and dissemination.
  10. Advise faculty plans and strategies and oversees the successful implementation of global health research dissemination plans.
  11. Work with RSPO pre-award team in the management of proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.
  12. Work with departmental managers to compile financial and data related to a grant application
  13. Develop an annual grants strategy
  14. Supporting researchers in manuscript writing and Development
  15. Perform other duties as assigned


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education English, Social Sciences, BA or any related field
  2. Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals
  3. Possess knowledge of organizational structure, functions and needs
  4. Possess essential knowledge of the grant application process
  5. Clear, precise and compelling writing skills
  6. Detail-oriented,organized,organized,deadline-driven
  7. Able to communicate effectively
  8. Self-driven,pro-active, able to work effectively and independently
  9. High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  10. Being able to understand and execute complex instructions.

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