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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
  • Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high...
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    Grant Research and Development Intern

    About the role

    Sanergy has an opening for an exceptional individual who can contribute to Sanergy’s grant-raising activities,  in particular by developing our capacity to research and identify appropriate grant opportunities. This 6 month fellowship position will work within the Business Development Team to research, develop and execute the  pipeline of grant-funding we need to support our work going forward. The fellowship will provide training and hands-on experience as a member of the Business Development team, as well as networking and mentorship opportunities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct regular self-directed research to identify a steady supply of grant funding opportunities for our different workstream: expansion, new product development, process improvement etc...
    • Develop research strategies for new areas of the grant funding landscape as yet unfamiliar to Sanergy, for example developing partnerships with research institutions 
    • Manage the progression of grant opportunities through the pipeline database, including inputting requisite data and regular status updates
    • Conducting opportunity analysis for new grant opportunities and pitching these to the rest of the team
    • Collaborating with the business development team in creating high-quality applications
    • Collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders to gather information and analyze needs and requirements.
    • Participation in meetings with potential funders
    • Responding to information requests from funders 
    • Presenting data or analytic findings in a variety of formats (reports, PPT, graphs, figures and tables).
    • Perform data analytics functions that generate knowledge via data mining, visualization, or other forms of data analytics


    • On-going or completed Graduate Degree from an accredited degree program providing training in business, finance, international development, or a related field of study (MBA and/or 1-2 yrs work experience would be a  plus)
    • Proficient in conducting online searches, including structuring and analyzing data
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and work effectively across multiple focus areas
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a fast–paced, high–energy environment
    • Proficiency with data analysis (Excel, Sheets) and data management (Drive, Dropbox) applications as well as generally with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook) and Google ( Docs, Slid es) suites
    • Basic understanding of and interest in circular economy and waste management
    • Good understanding of principles of grant funding, with prior experience a plus
    • Understanding of financials statements is a plus
    • Language: English required. 
    • Humility, integrity and a sense of humour.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the links below.

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