Proposal Writer and Programme Development – Internship NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Proposal Writer and Programme Development – Internship

Country: Jordan
Organization: Right To Play
Closing date: 20 Jan 2022

JOB POSTING – Proposal Writer and Programme Development – Internship

Organization: Right To Play Jordan

Contract Duration: Six months internship (unpaid)

Location: Flexible; telework possible (travel will not be required)

Closing Date: January 20, 2022


Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

· Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion

· Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate

· Display Courage – Act with integrity

· Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another

· Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.


Right To Play Jordan is seeking a Proposal Writer and Programme Development Intern. The overall purpose of the position is to assist the programme development team in carrying out day to day tasks relating to program development and defining funding opportunities. This internship will involve on-the-job training relating to donor funding applications, compliance, reporting, and proposal writing. Candidate can be located outside Jordan (remote internship). It is expected that the candidate will work 20 hours per week. Please note the standard working hours in Jordan office are 9.00-5.00pm Sunday- Thursday (Amman time).

This internship is an excellent opportunity for applicants who are interested in gaining experience in institutional fundraising in an international non-profit organization setting. This internship focuses on proposal -writing and fundraising through foundations, bilateral and multilateral and government agencies and teaches interns how a non-profit raises revenue to support its mission. The right candidate will have excellent writing skills, computer skills, excellent communication skills, good research skills, ability to do context analysis and conduct some basis M&E studies, design M&E tools such as surveys and questionaries.


· Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs).

· Supports in meeting proposals deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviewing, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.

· Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.

· develops and supports in writing proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.

· Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.

· Support in obtaining approvals by reviewing proposal with key and relevant staff members.

· Work with the programme development team to help prepare grant applications and reports, including editing and proofreading proposal narratives, reviewing budgets, and compiling other components of an application.

· Support in the development of concept notes and proposals for new programs.

· Perform continuous online research on funding prospects.



· Undergraduate degree OR undergraduate student with a concentration in education, sport for development and/or health, international relations, international development, political science, non-profit management, business, or related field.


· Previous experience in fundraising, research/data analysis, education, nonprofit management, or foundation relations preferred.

· Previous experience in proposal writing and responding to institutional donors RFA, RFP.


· Ability to multitask and work independently as well as with team members to collectively meet proposal deadlines (i.e., in coordination with members from technical, contractual, financial and administrative units).

· Ability to work on an established regular schedule, working remotely.

· problem solving, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written).

· Motivated to support children.

· Have confidence interacting with staff at a variety of levels.

· Be an independent self-starter.

· Have strong writing and editing skills.

· Be highly attentive to detail.

· Excellent research skills.

· Proficient with MS Windows software applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Teams).


· Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Arabic is also desired.


The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful).

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter in English mentioning in the subject “***Proposal Writer and Programme Development Internship***” to

Deadline for application submission: January 20, 2022

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal internship opportunities to candidates regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at