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Grant Writer & Partnership Manager Center for Sustainable Development (CSD);
Center for Enterprise and Society (CES)


The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh is a government-approved non-profit, private university devoted to developing young minds to their fullest potential through the free and creative pursuit of knowledge. ULAB provides an excellent working environment and competitive remuneration.

ULAB is an equal-opportunity employer.


The Grant Writer will be responsible for supporting the two research centers organization's fundraising goals by being responsible for the grant process, including but not limited to researching and identifying new prospective donors, writing grant proposals, reports and cultivating positive relationships with funders. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone with attention to detail, is creative, and desires to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.


The incumbent will report to both Director, CSD, and Director, CES


  • Research, prepare, submit, and manage a consistent, year-round pipeline of LOIs, proposals, presentations, briefings, and progress/impact reports to local, state, federal, individual, corporate, and foundation funding sources in the following areas:
    • Climate change, sustainable development, food security, green economy, climate adaptation, and renewable energy
    • Youth leadership, entrepreneurship, startups, financial inclusion, baseline and endline surveys of ongoing donor-funded projects
  • Write and edit clear, accurate, and persuasive funding requests, including letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, reports, and grant applications tailored to each funder's areas, mission, specifications, and deadlines. (This includes a current portfolio as well as new opportunities)
  • Coordinate the grant process from identification to submission, including production of proposal materials, such as cover letters, narratives, application forms, project budgets, and other items requested by the funder
  • Assemble all relevant components of proposals and ensure that ULAB proposal submission complies with all proposal parameters and detailed requirements for each funder
  • Work with designated program staff to understand funding allocated to programs, understand program developments, and update proposals and reports accordingly
  • Support grant management activities for secured grants, including documenting and communicating, reporting requirements, tracking correspondence with funders, producing grant progress reports, and keeping up with funder reporting requirements and action items
  • Establish timelines and coordinate with staff to complete the collection of relevant data/information for proposal content, internal routing and approvals, and submission to funding sources
  • Meet proposal deadlines by adhering to systems and timelines for the different phases of proposal creation, including information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal
  • Manage a grants calendar that captures deadlines and includes a schedule for prospecting, writing, and submitting proposals, and preparing impact reports
  • Update grant/donor database with all grant-related communications such as awards, declines, grant due dates, report dates, communication with funders
  • Work closely with funders to define proposal and report strategies
  • Develop presentations, research reports, survey reports, and documents to secure new funding and reporting to stakeholders
  • Provide writing support to the Research Center Directors as needed
  • Participate in weekly grants meetings to provide updates on submission, award, and prospecting statuses


Contractual for 2 years


  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. A university degree from an English-speaking country will be preferred
  3. Professional certifications in digital marketing and allied areas will be considered as additional qualification
  1. 2+ years of grant writing experience
  1. Excellent persuasive written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to proofread and draft high-quality documents.
  2. Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to manage concurrent projects and deadlines and identify priorities in a fast-paced, high-volume, results-oriented work environment
  3. Strong research skills
  4. Strong attention to detail, particularly concerning funder specifications and deadlines
  5. Solutions-oriented and resourceful self-starter who shows determination to solve problems and can work independently and as part of a team
  6. Strong analytical skills, including synthesizing financial information and program data and communicating conclusions through writing and speaking
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft office, database management and research data search tools
  8. Ability to periodically attend select community events occurring outside of regular working hours (e.g., mornings, evenings and occasionally weekends)






Incentive based on performance (grants brought in)


Please apply through the following link: 


Only short-listed candidates will be called for an interview.

Application deadline: February 11, 2023