Business Acquisition Manager

DAI Europe
United Kingdom
Apply by 13 February 2013
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 15 May 2013

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

New Business Development

  • Build DAI’s brand in financial sector development
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key clients, partners and consultants
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop winning bid strategies
  • Manage proposal teams and processes
  • Write technical and commercial tenders
  • Lead or take part in reconnaissance efforts in target countries
  • Manage research initiatives, monitor, analyse and report on key trends within the industry and among donors
  • Ensure coordination with the DAI group, particularly with DAI’s global network of financial sector specialists
  • Actively seek and act upon client feedback
  • Contribute to DAI’s innovation in financial sector development

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proven experience winning and managing large-scale financial sector development projects, preferably with the EBRD, IFC, DFID, EU or other international donor organisations
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Solid understanding of the proposal development process, project management systems and current best practices in financial sector development
  • Ability to motivate self and others, even in challenging circumstances
  • Experience writing proposals, with strong persuasive writing skills
  • Good quantitative and qualitative research skills desired
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment
  • Action-oriented with strong intellectual agility and ability
  • Able to learn quickly and to apply results-oriented problem-solving methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal). Proficiency in at least one foreign language is highly desirable
  • Proven experience providing consulting services in the financial sector


  • Masters’ degree in related field, with a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible work experience in international development

Work Eligibility:

  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

About the Organization

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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