Grants Writer

at Mnemonic gUG
Published May 8, 2022
Location Berlin, Germany
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


About us

Mnemonic is a non-profit organisation made up of human rights advocates, archivists, technologists, and open-source investigators dedicated to preserving, memorialising and adding value to publicly available information related to human rights violations. We use our unique position as a cross-sectorial, cross-disciplinary organisation to help human rights defenders hold power to account. Mnemonic is uniquely suited to conduct investigative journalism work in the Middle East and North Africa and to understand the needs of emerging independent media, balanced with lack of resources and myriad challenges in their operating environments. Mnemonic aims to: 1) Archive digital information to ensure that potential evidence is not lost and remains accessible and usable for future accountability mechanisms. 2) Train human rights defenders to maximize the impact of digital information and empower those working with it. 3) Reduce the impact of harmful content moderation policies by social media companies and governments by providing comprehensive, reliable data surrounding the takedowns of human rights documentation on social media platforms. 4) Build and support the development of open source tools and methods to increase human rights defenders’ capacity to use digital information to advance social justice. About the Opportunity Mnemonic is looking for a Grants writer to support the expansion of its fundraising department. Under the direction of the General Manager, the Grants Writer works to leverage public and private funding opportunities for Mnemonic through prospecting, concept notes development, proposal writing, and grants reporting. Depending on the candidate’s experience and availability, the Grants Writer could work either on a part-time basis taking care of the full range of pre- and post-award activities or collaborate with Mnemonic as an occasional contributor writing specific project proposals to be submitted to local and international, public and private foundations. She/He will be working in close collaboration with Mnemonic fundraising, finance and program departments.


Description of responsibilities

Pre- award activities


Acting as the lead writer for all concept notes, grants modification requests and proposals, including designing logical frameworks, baseline analysis, setting realistic and measurable targets, developing proposal narrative with adequate context background;

Leading, planning and coordinating the proposal development with all relevant internal and external stakeholders;

Ensuring that proposals comply with donor guidelines and requirements and that are written in a reader-friendly and compelling language, meeting deadlines for internal reviews and final submission.

Post- award activities


Compiling interim and final narrative reports in coordination with project’s team;

Reviewing and editing reporting drafts;

Supporting Mnemonic staff by planning and coordinating the reporting process as per donor regulations and deadlines;

Supporting Mnemonic in the development of standardized reporting tools to improve the quality of the reports.

Your profile


Masters degree /University degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent.

5 years of progressive experience of working within development sector in a similar position

Demonstrated experience in leading the coordination of successful proposals, and reporting to key institutional donors

Familiarity with human rights, digitalization, media and accountability as well as commitment to international human rights

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

Strong skills in writing and communicating in English and Arabic Skills are required.

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently are required.

We offer:


A part-time position for a limited term, 12-month contract, starting May/June 2022. Possibility to extend this position, depending on available funds, organisational needs and performance;

Highly motivated, growing, diverse team;

Competitive compensation;

Training opportunities;

Possibility to work remotely.


How to apply


Please send your CV along with a cover letter, mentioning in the subject line “Grants writer”.

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