Job Title: Grant Writer/Programme Officer
Company: The Bridge Leadership Foundation
THE BRIDGE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (TBLF) – One of Nigeria’s leading nonprofit organizations based in Calabar, Cross River State, and focused on leadership development with a vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped, and influential young leaders, who lead themselves and others. We provide relevant and tailored programmes that support effective youth transitions in the area of leadership, education, social change entrepreneurship and employability for young people in Africa particularly Nigeria.
The Bridge Leadership is seeking to hire a highly skilled Grant Writer/Programme Officer to join the team. The successful candidate will play a key role in securing funding opportunities through effective grant writing and will also contribute to the planning, implementation of our programs. This position requires a dynamic individual with strong writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and a passion for driving social change.
- Research and identify potential funding opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and other grant-making organizations.
- Develop compelling grant proposals, concept notes, and funding applications that align with The Bridge Leadership mission and priorities.
- Collaborate with program staff to gather information, data, and insights for grant proposals.
- Ensure timely submission of high-quality proposals and reports.
- Work closely with program teams to contribute to the design, planning, and execution of projects and initiatives.
- Monitor program activities to ensure alignment with grant requirements and objectives.
- Assist in the development of project budgets, timelines, and work plans.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with funding partners, donors, and relevant stakeholders.
- Participate in meetings, conferences, and networking events to promote The Bridge Leadership Foundation and identify potential funding opportunities.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., international development, social sciences, communications).
- Proven experience in grant writing and fundraising for NGOs or similar organizations.
- Strong research, writing, and editing skills with attention to detail.
- Knowledge of project management principles and experience in program development and implementation.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Familiarity with the NGO sector, donor landscape, and international development issues.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, and cover letter email@example.com by Wednesday, February 14. Please include “Grant Writer/Programme Officer Application” in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
The Bridge Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.