About the Candidate:

The Grant Writing Specialist is a key position with a primary focus on the strategy, planning, and management of all fundraising and funder relations activities. Reporting to the Executive Director and Head of Research and Program Development Specialist, this individual must be a persuasive leader with excellent grant writing, research and coordination skills; capable of operating within a diverse team, and adept at budgeting and financial management. The ideal candidate for this role is a highly motivated and experienced development professional with a strong background in leading fundraising strategies and managing program operations, as well as understanding of the regulatory and strategic aspects of key funders in Pakistan. This individual possesses a deep passion for social and economic change, with a keen understanding of the civil society landscape in Pakistan.

Role Description:

  • Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.
  • Identify and evaluate funding opportunities offered by international development institutions and funders, aligning with organization's priorities.
  • Lead the development of grant proposals, concept notes, and funding applications ensuring alignment with Accountability Lab’s strategic objectives and standards.
  • Collaborate closely with program and finance team, and other stakeholders to gather project-specific information, data, and insights necessary for proposal development.
  • Conduct comprehensive research and analysis of the context, current trends, innovations, and best practices relevant to respective grant proposal.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Head of Research and Program Development to strategically set annual revenue goals that grow and diversify revenue streams and align with the strategic plan.
  • Identify and liaise with relevant experts to solicit feedback, and input on grant proposals and fundraising strategies.
  • Manage the complete grant application process, from initial research to submission and post-award reporting.
  • Monitor and track the progress of grant applications and communicate effectively with stakeholders and AL management.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines.
  • Provide support in grant management activities, including project monitoring, reporting, and compliance with organization’s requirements.
  • Collaborate with project teams to ensure timely and accurate submission of grant proposal and project and activity reports.
  • Manage communication with program team, participants and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate programs team in monitoring projects progress, implement activities and ensure timely reporting.
  • Draft, edit and proofread communication materials and reports.


  • A Master’s degree in Social Sciences or a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in grant proposal writing and acquisition.
  • Excellent contextual knowledge of program development, monitoring and evaluations and ethical guidelines of various funders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and editing and proofreading skills.
  • Able to multitask and manage competing priorities effectively.
  • Familiarity with MS office tools is a must.
  • Self-driven with an ability to work in teams and adhere to tight timelines.


PKR 150,000 - 200,000


Full Time

Duty Station:


Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Social Sciences
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years (Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in grant proposal writing and acquisition.)
Apply Before:
May 26, 2024
Posting Date:
May 13, 2024

Accountability Lab

N.G.O./Social Services · 11-50 employees - Islamabad

Accountability Lab (AL) is a nonprofit think-and-do tank dedicated to enhancing governance through the empowerment of active citizens, responsible leaders, and accountable institutions, thereby fostering social and economic change. The Lab focuses on empowering youth, civil society organizations, and government institutions through a diverse range of interventions centered on human resource development, innovation, technology adoption, and citizen-centric policymaking, all aimed at enhancing accountability and promoting inclusive governance.

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