Closing date: 23 Mar 2018
Grant Proposal Writer
Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Ignitia is recruiting a Grant Proposal Writer to work from our offices in Accra, Ghana.
Do you want to be part of a dynamic team in an exciting environment? We are seeking a talented and passionate Grant Proposal Writer who will research and write proposals.
About the Role
As the Grant Proposal Writer you are responsible for developing winning grant proposals submitted to foundation, corporate, and government sources. Due to our lean operations and rapid growth you will get access to greater learnings, freedom, and responsibilities than most companies could offer. Each person plays a significant role in the company and is treated accordingly with a great amount of respect and appreciation.
Ignitia is a high-technology company and social enterprise that has recently developed the world’s first highly accurate tropical weather forecast model. We serve small-scale farmers in West Africa by sending a daily forecast via SMS, provided in partnership with major telecommunication firms and agricultural B2B organisations.
We started in 2010 as a new research team in physics & meteorology, gathered from different renowned universities and research institutions such as NASA. We set out to tackle the difficult problem of accurately predicting weather in the tropics. It wasn’t easy.
After years of painstaking efforts in developing the algorithms and model, we finally had something we wanted to test in the field. Our first trial in 2013 offered 3,400 small-scale farmers in Ghana seasonal, monthly and daily weather forecasts. A mere eight farmers opted out of the service during the season and our accuracy rate was measured at 82%, as compared to the current standard of 39%.
We made it – a reliable tropical weather forecast was born!
For the first time, rural small-scale farmers in West Africa are the first clients of a major technology innovation. We like that … and we’re just getting started!
What we offer you
Perks are also part of the deal – like delicious meals cooked by our own wonderful chef everyday for lunch, or the warm sunsets that can be enjoyed from our office balcony….not to mention the beautiful beaches of Ghana where we usually head on weekends!
Start as soon as possible
How to apply:
Please fill out the application form found on https://ignitia-ab.workable.com/j/91BF94649C.