Grants Writer

New Business Development · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department New Business Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Are you able to write in a persuasive and professional way? Would you enjoy writing proposals for projects that have the potential to bring about long-term positive change within underserved communities?

The Company
We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. You can check more about being a part of the Triggerise here

All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about the work we do here.

We are open to remote work and will happily accept applicants from any Triggerise Location (Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa). 

The Job

As the Grants Writer, you will ensure that all proposals and other communication that Triggerise sends to existing and potential donors is well-written, coherent and compelling. 


  • Capability statement, concept note, proposal, and pitch deck writing: Writing persuasive capability statements, concept notes, proposals, and pitch decks through collaboration with diverse stakeholders across Triggerise.
  • Proposal management: Manage the pipeline for the concept and proposal process from start to finish, ensuring that proposals are complete and that all necessary information required is submitted.
  • Funding opportunities: Through your network and contacts you identify further collaboration or funding opportunities for Triggerise.
  • Development:  Actively participate in meetings and projects and coordinate with your team members Continue to develop yourself and keep abreast of new developments.

About You

You are creative and come up with new ideas to tell stories. You are someone who has the communicative ability to write compelling and engaging proposals. You are organized, have the ability to work proactively, prioritise work and meet deadlines. 


  • A Master's degree in English, Literature, Public Health, or Marketing & Communication would be beneficial
  • 3 years in a grants write / fundraising focused role
  • Proven track record of excellence in grant writing with successful outcomes
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with teams in different locations and from multiple organisations
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to write engaging copy
  • Able to convey complex concepts, ideas, and approaches to non-specialist audiences, drawing out the key information and impact of our work

The rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary brackets for this position are R39.458 - R59.186 gross in South Africa, KSH214.411 - KSH321.616 gross in Kenya, and €1.063 - €1.595 gross in Ethiopia, plus benefits. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. If you would like to know more about the salaries in our other locations, please contact us. 

In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits 
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The Details

Interested? Click Apply for This Job! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

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  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Department
    New Business Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience