About us

Mnemonic is an international non-profit organisation founded in Berlin in 2018. Our mission is to promote human rights and accountability through the preservation and verification of open-source digital information.

We are human rights defenders, lawyers, archivists, journalists, technologists, and open-source investigators dedicated to preserving, memorialising, and adding value to publicly available information related to human rights violations. We use our unique position as a cross-sectorial, cross-disciplinary organisation to help human rights defenders hold power to account.

Mnemonic aims to:

1) Archive digital information to ensure that potential evidence is not lost and remains accessible and usable for future accountability mechanisms.

2) Train human rights defenders to maximize the impact of digital information and empower those working with it.

3) Reduce the impact of harmful content moderation policies by social media companies and governments by providing comprehensive, reliable data surrounding the takedowns of human rights documentation on social media platforms.

4) Build and support the development of open source tools and methods to increase human rights defenders’ capacity to use digital information to advance social justice.

About the Opportunity

Mnemonic is looking for a Grants writer to support the expansion of its fundraising department.

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Grants Writer works to leverage public and private funding opportunities for Mnemonic through prospecting, concept notes development, proposal writing, and grants reporting.

Depending on the candidate’s experience and availability, the Grants Writer could work either on a part-time basis taking care of the full range of pre- and post-award activities or collaborate with Mnemonic as an occasional contributor writing specific project proposals to be submitted to local and international, public and private foundations.

They will be working in close collaboration with Mnemonic fundraising, finance and program departments.

Description of responsibilities

Pre- award activities

  • Acting as the lead writer for all concept notes, grants modification requests and proposals, including designing logical frameworks, baseline analysis, setting realistic and measurable targets, developing proposal narrative with adequate context background;
  • Leading, planning and coordinating the proposal development with all relevant internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ensuring that proposals comply with donor guidelines and requirements and that are written in a reader-friendly and compelling language, meeting deadlines for internal reviews and final submission.

Post- award activities

  • Compiling interim and final narrative reports in coordination with project’s team;
  • Reviewing and editing reporting drafts;
  • Supporting Mnemonic staff by planning and coordinating the reporting process as per donor regulations and deadlines;
  • Supporting Mnemonic in the development of standardized reporting tools to improve the quality of the reports.

Your profile

  • Masters degree /University degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent.
  • 5 years of progressive experience of working within development sector in a similar position
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the coordination of successful proposals, and reporting to key institutional donors
  • Familiarity with human rights, digitalization, media and accountability as well as commitment to international human rights
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Strong skills in writing and communicating in English and Arabic Skills are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently are required.

We offer:

  • A part-time position for a limited term, 12-month contract, starting July 2024. Possibility to extend this position, depending on available funds, organisational needs and performance;
  • Highly motivated, growing, diverse team;
  • Competitive compensation;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Possibility to work remotely.

How to apply

Please send your CV along with a cover letter to hr [at] before the 31st of May 2024, mentioning in the subject line “Grants writer”.