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Grant Writing and Project Development Officer

Blossom Trust

Internship - India, South Asia

Apply by: 26th May 2017

About Blossom

Blossom is a grassroots non-profit organisation founded in 1993 in Tamil Nadu, India. Blossom is working towards the personal, social and economic development of disadvantaged and marginalized members of the community especially women and children. The projects and activities of Blossom Trust fall into four main areas of focus:

Children: Working with kids affected by HIV/AIDS and/or TB to ensure they have access to education
Economics: Helping marginalized women who have been affected by HIV/AIDS and/or TB become economically self sufficient through a variety of trainings)
Environment: Projects related to Dayspring Organic Farm
Health: Community-based prevention and care of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
More information may be found on the website:

What We're Looking For

Blossom Trust is seeking a highly motivated Grant Writing and Project Development Officer to help us grow and develop projects through grant writing and fundraising. It is important that you have analytical and problem-solving skills, a strong attention to detail and are able to work under pressure with minimum supervision. You will work in a small team, but be primarily self-directed and adaptable to ever-changing situations.

If you have what it takes to cut through the noise and make the needs of the marginalised in our community seen and heard, then you are the kind of person we are looking for.

You will be trained, supervised and supported by our Project Coordinator for the first couple of months and then work alongside the Media and Communications Officer and the director of Blossom, Mercy Annapoorni.

Duration & Start Date

The successful candidate will be based in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, on a full-time basis (9:30-6:30, Monday to Friday) for a period of 6 months.

Start date as soon as possible. Applicants who are available to start strait away will be preferred.

Roles and Responsibilities

The work you will be entrusted with is crucial to the success of Blossom Trust.

Organise: You may be working on several projects at once under tight deadlines.
Strong planning skills: meticulous attention to detail; capacity to balance multiple projects. Develop and track internal calendar of donor deadlines for reporting, proposals, and other engagement moments.

Prepare: Concept papers, donor reports and proposals

Manage: Short-term volunteers come to Blossom on a fairly regular basis. Together, with the Media and Communications Officer, you will work to help orchestrate their travel, and over-see any other types of works they will be performing during their time at Blossom

Research: Each proposal begins with research. To develop a proposal, you must familiarize yourself with our programs, goals and financial needs as well as current trends and best practices in the development field.

Identify relevant funding opportunities, flag requests for proposals and other grant opportunities.


Bachelors degree required, Master's degree preferred
Ideally in Marketing, Social Science, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration, International Development, or a related field
Knowledge and interest in writing and research preferred
Proficiency in English required
Excellent written and oral communication
Skills and Experience

Excellent grammar and strong research skills needed
Experience in organizing and prioritizing own work
Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful and proactive
Demonstrated interest in international issues and non-profit work

Work well under pressure
Respectful of diversity and cultural differences
Works well in a team


3000 Rupees per month
Free Food & Accommodation

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