Business Partnerships AssistantAbundant Water Inc
About Abundant Water
Abundant Water is a Canberra-based NGO delivering health and hygiene benefits by using the power of social business to design and develop sustainable and scalable clean drinking water projects. We empower individuals and communities to secure their own sustainable access to safe water. Working in remote rural areas in Laos and Timor-Leste, we train local potters and vendors to launch scalable micro-businesses as part of our social business model, ensuring their communities have a supply of clean water into the future. Our simple water filters are made using traditional techniques, from locally sourced organic materials. They have the ability to eliminate water-borne illnesses such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera, and typhoid that are endemic to many rural villages.
About the Role
The Business Partnerships Assistant will work within Abundant Water’s Business Partnerships team in Canberra. You’ll work closely with the Director of Business Partnerships and another assistant to write, coordinate and source grant applications to support Abundant Water’s operations. The team has a supportive culture and is a flexible volunteer environment where you can use and develop your skills across a variety of areas. If you’re interested in using your skills to gain experience in the international development sector we’d love to hear from you!
Some of the key tasks you’ll be doing include: ● Identify relevant funding opportunities for Abundant Water. ● Work with other members of the Business Partnerships team to prepare grant work plans and draft final proposals. ● Participate in regular meetings (approximately fortnightly) with the Abundant Water Board members and Business Partnerships team to develop proposals which meet the organisation’s goals, and align with funders’ priorities. ● Work with broader Abundant Water team members to secure necessary information and support documentation for proposals. ● Submit proposals to appropriate entities, primarily electronic submissions This role is based in Canberra, with work being carried out remotely. The time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per week, or 1-2 days per month - but more time may be required occasionally. Occasionally grant opportunities occur at very short notice, which requires flexibility to quickly respond and develop a grant application.
The successful candidate will: ● Understand and commit to the values of Abundant Water ● Work effectively as part of a team ● Have excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Have experience either writing grant applications for non-profit organisations or NGOs, experience in writing project proposals or undertaking university level development studies ● Ability to craft content that aligns with the organisation’s vision and goals ● Can effectively identify the needs of the organisation and identify appropriate opportunities to meet those needs ● Ability to follow grant guidelines