Grant Writer/Editor for Africa

Africa · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Africa
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation 89090

Please Note: Solidarity Center staff enjoy a hybrid telework/in-person schedule. We also have a mandatory vaccine policy and safety protocols in all our facilities. All candidates applying for this role will be expected to adhere to these policies and to work in the Washington, D.C. office a minimum of three days per week unless an ADA or health-related exemption is approved.

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: When filled


Solidarity Center's Africa Department seeks a Grant Writer/Editor to draft, proofread, and edit proposals, implementation plans, evaluations, reports, briefs, and other materials for donors and the public. This will require summarizing large quantities of information about program activities and results both accurately and succinctly. Familiarity with Performance Monitoring Plans and grant writing requirements will be important for success. This position also requires someone who is conversant with political, economic, social, and trade union issues in the U.S. and Africa.

The Grant Writer/Editor will work with staff in field offices and DC to collect information for program documents. In addition, this role encompasses preparing and exchanging information with other departments and coordinating with them on the writing and editing of documents related to Solidarity Center programs in Africa. Finally, the Grant Writer/Editor will proofread select external correspondence for quality assurance. 


  • Excellent communications skills, including writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience with grant writing and monitoring, for private or public foundations and donors
  • Previous trade union experience (highly desirable)
  • Broad knowledge of international relations including trade union and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and Africa
  • Knowledge of US government grants and regulations (highly desirable)
  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments without supervision, while working collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact easily with a wide variety of people in a diverse working environment
  • Attention to detail and high levels of organization 
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, political science, international relations, labor relations or a related field and/or ten years of related work experience
  • Advanced word processing skills and basic spreadsheet and database skills
  • Fluency in French (desirable but not required)

Specific Duties

  • Edit proposals, implementation plans, and reports prior to submission
  • Contact staff following edits to ensure that changes did not modify the intended message
  • Collect program information and draft proposals and reports
  • Assist with production of proposals as needed
  • Collaborate with program staff to develop draft briefs
  • Travel as necessary to assist field staff with preparation of proposals
  • Provide ongoing training to staff in how to write and edit their own work
  • Provide feedback to staff regarding draft materials to improve the quality of future submissions
  • Write material for Solidarity Center website 
  • Edit outgoing correspondence as requested
  • Select information from field reporting and synthesize for website or publication
  • Write documents that summarize large quantities of information
  • Exercise quality control function, to ensure that all outgoing documents are well written, free of errors, and presented in a professional manner
  • Represent the Solidarity Center as directed

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $89,000 USD with a range up to $99,000 based on experience. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave. Pre-tax deduction programs are also available for commuting, dependent care, and health care expenses. In addition, we offer opportunities and funds for professional development.

The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to apply for this position, please contact us at

For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Solidarity Center works in partnership with the AFL-CIO on recruiting and filling positions. Our policy is to notify the AFL-CIO if any of its current employees has been screened and is under serious consideration for employment.

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