Business Development Assistant (3751)

Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Apply by 2 August 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 3 July 2018

Job Description

Job Title/Grade: Business Development Assistant (4)

Department: Business Development

Reports to: Vice President, Business Development

Date : July 3, 2018

Function of the Position:

This position supports the Business Development department to provide administrative and operational assistance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Administrative Services: Support BDU and embedded new business teams by providing administrative, operational, and logistical support, including: processing proposal funding requests (BAP) and generating billing codes; coordinating with other DAI departments in the accurate upkeep of new business management and financial reporting; processing external consultant paperwork; auditing expense reports for accuracy; coordinating the distribution of procurement documents throughout the company; handling logistics for business development meetings (reserving rooms and technology resources, preparing agendas, taking and distributing notes); maintaining files and logs, including those for business acquisition plans (BAPs), proposal codes, and internal tools and templates; updating and maintaining the Acquisitions section of the Portal in coordination with OIMT; providing administrative and logistical support for internal and external business development events; coordinating outreach from partner organizations (including small businesses); overseeing management and organization of business development files; and other duties as required.

Proposal Support Services: Support BDU and embedded new business teams by providing administrative, operational, and logistical support, including: setting up meetings (reserving rooms and technology resources, preparing agendas, taking and distributing notes); coordinating catering or other logistics; organizing information on potential partners; researching country contexts and other country-specific information (cost, operations); compiling past and on-going project experience; creating charts, tables, and staffing matrices; and other duties as required.

Data Analysis and Reporting: Continuously update and track data to produce, analyze, and summarize new business reports (win-loss reports and other new business metrics); support BDU, embedded new business teams, and other departments as necessary in data analysis for internal or proposal use.

Training Support Services: Provide logistical support to BDU training classes including: securing training facilitators; scheduling training; coordination registration, room reservations, set up, evaluations, etc.; management of BDU training files including cataloging materials and updating curriculum.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 4: Bachelor’s degree and one year of administrative experience; or master’s degree
  • Understanding of/interest in the international development field
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong Excel and database skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Equivalent combination of experience and training will be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in a second language

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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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