NHQ:ISD - R&R - International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Grant Writing Volunteer [Short-Term Project]

NHQ:ISD - R&R - International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Grant Writing Volunteer [Short-Term Project]

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services Response & Recovery department. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. This role will support the development grant proposals, primarily to United States government (USG) entities, to fund anticipatory action. This role will also help develop standardized grant proposal templates to be used for future programs. For more information on Anticipatory Action, click here https://www.ifrc.org/document/operational-framework-anticipatory-action-2021-2025#:~:text=Anticipatory%20action%20is%20a%20set,before%20acute%20impacts%20are%20fel

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Remote: National Headquarters,Remote: Northeast Division,Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

  • Research potential grant opportunities
  • Contribute to (write and/or edit) grant proposals aimed at securing funding for anticipatory action programs
  • Research other anticipatory projects and programs to understand sector and donor expectations (landscape)
  • Develop standardized tools for future anticipatory action grant proposals
  • Support creation of program funding strategies



  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually
  • Demonstrated grant writing or proposal writing
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience developing funding strategy
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Resume
  • Submission of grant writing sample
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies



  • Knowledge of and experience with USG grants and proposals
  • Experience developing templates and other standardized tools
  • Knowledge of anticipatory action and/or disaster mitigation and/or community resiliency


The following training requirements are part of onboarding for the position:

  • Response and Recovery Concept of Operations
  • On-the-job training
  • Red Cross training:
  • My Red Cross Orientation 
  • WORC (World of Red Cross)
  • Introductory video
  • ISD Overview video
  • Compliance and Ethics in EDGE
  • Stay safe IFRC course
  • ISD 101 in EDGE

Development Opportunities

  • Learning about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills
  • Enhance project management and change management skills
  • Opportunity to attend any learning events and brown bags events available to staff
  • Interacting with a variety of people from different cultures

Length of Appointment

This short-term project will end on June 30, 2023.

Time Commitment

6-8 hours per week, with some availability needed during business hours ET.


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