We are looking for A Development Assistant (Closed)

Development assistant

Position: Development Assistant (full time, 12 months initially)

Application deadline: April 15, 2024

Purpose of the Job: To expand EPF’s Development team, we seek an enthusiastic, motivated, and proactive individual who will support EPF in developing and implementing its fundraising strategy.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support in identifying grant announcements, distributing them to relevant personnel, maintaining the announcements and donors’ database, and sourcing new grant announcement channels,
  • Maintaining and expanding the database of potential partners including European, EaP, Central Asian, and US-based organizations, experts, specialists, and contacts,
  • Supporting the identification and outreach to potential partners in Armenia and abroad,
  • Support in preparing proposal development plans, assigning responsibilities, establishing a timeline, and ensuring timely submission,
  • Storing all written proposals, organizational descriptions, and related documents, updating them as necessary based on changing circumstances or EPF’s updated programming,
  • Supporting the development of logframes, proposal sections, budget, and budget notes,
  • Preparing supporting documentation for proposals, including CVs, partnership letters, budget narrative, and other forms requested by the donors,
  • Collecting and keeping a repository of CVs of consultants,
  • Support in preparing documents and various visual materials to support organization’s fundraising and development activities,
  • Growing into a proficient proposal and budget developer with the team.

Note: this position mainly supports fundraising and proposal writing process; the contents of a proposal are usually developed by the programmatic staff. If the position holder can contribute to content development as well, this will be a plus.

Personal features needed: good capacity to multitask; flexibility vis-à-vis working hours and workloads; good team worker; good negotiator; schedule keeper; organizer; detail oriented; passionate for civil society and international development work; fast learner, ready to learn new things. On-the-job training will be provided.


  • Two years of professional experience (three years preferred), preferably in civil society sector, or another relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the humanities and/or social science fields. Master’s is preferred. Education and other experience abroad is a plus.
  • Some knowledge of donors, their policies.
  • Capacity to analyze fast, understand, distinguish, and present donor requirements, identify major issues.
  • Proven record of successful team work, especially team coordination.
  • High level written and verbal proficiency in Armenian and English (knowledge of Russian is an advantage.)
  • High literacy, i.e. capacity to develop quality written texts in English and Armenian; proven record of producing and editing texts.
  • Experience in budgeting, managing databases is preferred.


Salary will be competitive corresponding to the proven record of experience, education and other qualities necessary for the position.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit to [email protected] (a) CV; (b) brief cover letter explaining why their experience fits the JD; and (c) a sample of a written text, e.g. a proposal or report.

In the subject line of your e-mail message please indicate your name and the position you are applying for, e.g. Development Assistant_Name, Last Name