• Intern Wanted at The Nobeah Foundation

  • Posted on: 3 September, 2015 Deadline: 30 October, 2015
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  • The Nobeah Foundation is the not-for-profit counterpart of Nobeah Technologies Ltd., a technology company focusing on technology with deep potential for social impact as well as the strong growth prospects required for sustainability. The innovative technology developed by Nobeah Technologies Ltd. targets transformative change, aiming to dramatically impact areas such as literacy, and health care. But in addition to these immediate potential impacts, Nobeah's core values are to seek deeply insightful solutions that reach the heart of social challenges, changing the very equations so that they solve themselves in a sustainable way. The Nobeah Foundation was created to distribute technologies from Nobeah Technologies Ltd. on a subsidized or free basis where those technologies could have dramatic impact.

    Across Africa the Nobeah Foundation will raise money from both local and international donors to sponsor free distribution of the technologies from Nobeah. Through these activities the foundation will achieve its goal of supporting insightful game-changing innovations that impact the very equations of human suffering and limited opportunity so solutions emerge organically, then building capacity for the solutions to sustain themselves and provide a solid platform on which further innovations may find anchor.

    Volunteer Proposal Writing Intern

     

    Summary of Position:

    The newly formed Nobeah Foundation is seeking a Volunteer Proposal Writing Intern for its operations in the locations indicated above.

    The Proposal Writer will work with the coordinator of each of the Nobeah Foundations social impact projects to understand the key features of our solution and will help determine the key audience for the proposal. The position will then contribute to the proposal process lifecycle right to completion and delivery, including researching (information gathering), working with subject matter experts, organizing, writing , editing, and proofreading proposals.

    The Volunteer Proposal Writing Intern will organize complex material, design, write and edit proposal documents, client communications and work effectively in a distributed (remote) team-oriented environment. The Proposal Writer will help define proposal requirements, and proofread the proposal sections prepared by team members, prior to submission, to ensure all proposal requirements are met.

    The Volunteer Proposal Writing Intern will assist in producing cohesive, well-organized proposals that are focused and responsive to client-defined requirements.

    This position requires between 5-40 hours a week at any hours and any day per week as long as the requirements for on-line meetings and other collaboration are met. The position is flexible to accommodate up to 100% remote work. Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office are required.

    Though all work will be remote, the candidate must be located in and be eligible to work in the country. The candidate must speak at least one local language, in addition to being fluent in English both verbally and in writing. The candidate must also have a network of contacts in the country to facilitate any required work there.

    Recruitment of this position will take place in two phases. In the first phase concluding by November, the first group of candidates will be selected. In the second phase concluding by December, the second group of candidates will be selected. Candidates found not eligible for the first group are welcome to reapply for the second group if any elements of your qualifications or experience will have changed.

    The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to those below:

    • Writing persuasive proposals or sections of proposals for our social impact projects.
    • Researching our library of proposals for best text boilerplate to customize for each new proposal.
    • Contribution to the development and continuous improvement of proposal processes, tools, library content, and templates.
    • Discover new opportunities that align with the core values and objectives of Nobeah Foundation's social impact projects.
    • Provides research analysis in support of new client targets.
    • Proofreads and edits to detect errors, punctuation and syntax.
    • Conducting proposal section self-assessments to determine proposal section readiness for team reviews and working with the Proposal Manager to identify corrective actions.
    • Developing the skills required to advance to Senior Proposal Writer, including advanced proposal writing and editing standards; developing compliance matrices and proposal outlines; content plans; performing team reviews. Demonstrating proficiency of these skills after a period of time and activity.
    • Developing and leveraging knowledge of the Nobeah Foundation’s programs, methodologies, clients, services, and other details of our operations for use in proposal writing.
    • Fixing proposals in need of support.
    • Providing post-submission support [e.g., clarifications/evaluation notification (ENs) and final proposal revisions (FPRs)], including lessons learned, proposal debrief assessments, document archival, and other required activities.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
    • Should have experience in proposal writing and editing role, including editorial practice and standards.
    • Knowledge of local government procurement regulations and practices preferred.
    • Experience with NGOs working in international development.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint.
    • Additional proficiency in Adobe graphics programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) preferred.
    • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position send an email to hr@nobeahfoundation.org with your resume attached and with the subject line: “Re: Application for Volunteer Proposal Writing Intern-[Name of your country]”. Please ensure your name and other contact details are in your resume and in the email itself. We look forward to your application.

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