Background & Description

JOB TITLE               Proposal Writer

SUPERVISOR         Manager Programs


To fundraise for PODA and to ensure that all funding opportunities are maximised. To design programs of work and ensure that all program documentation and reporting is delivered to the highest possible standard. 


  • Create and manage PODA fundraising plan including maximisation of existing donor opportunities, identifying new donors and organize strategic planning for the future.
  • Prepare and update PODA monthly fundraising calendar.
  • Draft funding proposals for all program areas as per given guidelines of donor and work with Manager Programs to finalize proposals.
  • Create and manage the donor reporting and communication plan and meet the deadlines for delivery of reporting information.
  • To check the criteria of all funding opportunities and prepare a brief to discuss with PODA management.
  • To organize fundraising meeting with donors & highlight PODA’s work to build the profile.
  • Ensure that PODA is a member of appropriate social and development organizations both nationally and internationally.
  • Ensure that PODA’s research needs are met by providing excellent and up to date information for program teams and fundraising activities.
  • Ensure the delivery of high standard, timely and appropriate donor reporting.
  • Ensure that the program teams have reporting training.
  • Ensure that there are regular team meetings and that there is clear and consistent communication between all program staff
  • Organise and participate in weekly team and office meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the issues and ideas in PODA program areas, development, human rights and women rights sector in Pakistan through reading appropriate materials and attendance at conferences and seminars.
  • Draft speeches and prepare initial drafts of newspaper articles in English for PODA ED.


  • To attend all events organized by PODA and perform assign duties given by management.
  • To attend Annual conference on International day of rural women.
  • To attend monthly staff meetings
  • To submit monthly time sheet and monthly report.
  • Other duties required by supervisor.
  • Other duties as required by the executive director.
Requirements and Skills


  • At least 3 years of experience of fundraising with Pakistani and international organisations in the NGO sector.
  • Experience of concept note and proposal development, research and report writing. Experience of managing a team and of team working.
  • Excellent written and spoken Urdu and English.
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel in all parts of Pakistan


Masters in any social sciences discipline.


How to Apply

Candidate fulfilling the above credentials may send their CVs along with covering letter at not later than Friday 23rd March, 2018 COB.

About Organization

PODA is a women’s rights NGO registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Ordinance (XLVI of 1961) working for the promotion and protection of human rights in rural areas of Pakistan since 2003. PODA’s vision is of a democratic society based on gender equity, economic justice, and human rights where all citizens can enjoy the “Right to Development”. PODA also works on awareness and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PODA’s mission is to build a peaceful society by facilitating the empowerment of rural women, youth and marginalized groups through programs in education, sustainable livelihood skills, legal literacy and human rights advocacy.