Position: Grant Consultant

Location: Worldwide, though New York / Washington DC / San Francisco preferred

The organization
SunFarmer is a US nonprofit that incubates and launches locally-run solar businesses in developing countries. Our first business is SunFarmer Nepal, a solar energy business that designs and installs world class solar energy systems for hospitals, businesses, and farms. Since January 2014, SunFarmer Nepal has installed more than 150 solar energy systems in 10 districts in Nepal. 

SunFarmer plans to replicate this model by identifying promising entrepreneurs in other developing countries, and spending 12-18 months co-creating a solar business with each entrepreneur. Once the business launches, we’ll provide entrepreneurs with the financial, technical, and startup resources they need to be successful. Our goal is to launch 4 businesses by 2019.

We currently re-invest any profits in-country; eventually, we will use a portion of profits to offset costs of the US nonprofit. 

Duties and responsibilities
We are looking for a highly experienced grant consultant that can work with us on a project basis to apply to major grants and awards, including ones issued by USAID, EU, and other funding sources. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the full grant writing process from start to finish

    • Leverage connections in fund-raising world to identify and vet appropriate grant opportunities, and make sure that SunFarmer is an appropriate match

    • Craft message that is highly tailored to the granting organization

    • Lead project management and collection of all necessary materials to apply for grants on time

Other requirements

  •  Bachelor’s degree in from a leading university

  • Professional experiencing and track record of successfully applying for grants

  • Existing network in funding community


TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter or any other relevant work samples to hr@sunfarmer.orgPlease write “GRANT CONSULTANT” in the e-mail subject line