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Manager – Grant Writer/Communication

Manager – Grant Writer/Communication

The role will be responsible for developing and implementing the communications and media plan of SES to optimize the impact of its various programs ; will work closely with CEO/Secretary M

Communications in implementing the communications strategy at SES. S/He will be managing the Communications resources across states (existing states + expansion) and the language of communication will be English and Hindi. S/He will be accountable for managing the daily operations of the Communications department

Areas of Responsibility

Grant Writing

  • Grant writing for organization, including required grant reporting
  • Collaborate with the Finance Manager and Program team members to assemble budget data
  • Networking and funder research to identify new potential sources of funding from foundations and corporations
  • Composing additional development communication (may include appeal letters, thank you letters, etc.)
  • Support fundraising events (occasional weekends and evenings will be required)
  • Manage social media channels as well as newsletters and press releases as needed
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Philanthropy

Communications Strategy

  • Execute the Communications strategy and manage SES’ brand image and positioning to strengthen relationship with all key stakeholders(including resource partners).
  • Ensures consistency in all communications and develop and strengthen the organizations brand image across all channels
  • Builds media relationships and ensure media coverage for all programme initiatives, establish partnerships with new stakeholders.
  • Review the communication campaigns and donor relations at state level
  • To conduct a brand audit / positioning exercise / perception study aimed at stakeholders from time to time
  • Setting KRAs for the team s/he would lead
  • Write, edit and proof-read press releases, newsletters, blogs and marketing material copy

Brand alignment

  • Understand the brand and communications guidelines clearly.
  • Educate State staff about communications guidelines etc.
  • Maintain consistency across all branding and communication activities. Keep all violations under check align all media activities with agreed upon guidelines
  • Social Media: Oversee engagement with Programme Team, Field Coordinators and community workers regarding information of programme.
  • Manage content across all platforms, including email and social media.
  • Track web analytics to ascertain content engagement levels.
  • Manage content across all platforms, including email and social media.
  • Keep current with emergent digital media behaviour, trends and technologies- both inside and outside the sector
  • Provide guidance for new tool and technologies to be incorporated into the organization to increase their digital marketing presence
  • Track web analytics to ascertain content engagement levels.

Public Relations

  • Create avenues for spokesperson(s) to deliver the organization’s story and key messages.
  • Look for opportunities where the organization can partner with State bodies for co-promotions. Maintain media relations with print, social and electronic media.
  • Build SES as a sought-after opinion leader in civil society for State/National level media.


  • Collation of programme reports and beneficiary stories
  • Ensure the newsletter gets designed, printed and disseminated in time

Print and Production of Collateral

  • Identify vendors who can give us competitive rates for quality products.
  • Manage shipment of product across districts.

Administration and Co-ordination

  • Keep a track of the communications budget.
  • Attend manager’s meet when required.
  • Represent the communications team on field when required.
  • Take charge of translations of material in local language.
  • Keep an inventory checklist.
  • Liaise with (internal & external stakeholders)

Education Background

A bachelor’s degree in English ,Hindi, Journalism, Marketing or Communications or any field of social science

✓ Work Experience

Proven work experience as a Grant Writing/Communications manager, with the primary medium of communication being English and Hindi, minimum 3-5 years of experience in managerial role

Skills Set

  • Soft skills
  • Superior level English and Hindi writing, content development and speaking skills.
  • Confident communicator and presenter
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Superior project management and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
  • Leadership & Team management
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Excellent written & oral communication

Technical skills

  • 3+ Grant Writing Experience
  • Strong English and HINDI writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills
  • Ability to present concepts verbally
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media

Must possess a demonstrated use of intermediate computer operations (basic programming, relational databases and operating systems) and intermediate software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, Canava etc.

Remuneration: It shall be as per industry norms.

Email your CV at hr@sesindia.org Location:Lucknow
Last date of Receiving application is 5th May 2022

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