Business Development & Communications Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 October 2020

Job Description

Partners for Development

Business Development & Communications Officer

PfD’s staff and volunteers work in partnership with local and international groups to improve quality of life for vulnerable people in underserved communities. We envision a more just, peaceful, and environmentally sustainable world, and seek to empower people by increasing their access to training, education, and resources to create more vibrant and resilient communities, with more accountable leadership. PfD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more visit us at

Job Summary:

Partners for Development (PfD), based in the Washington, D.C. area, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Business Development and Communications Officer.

Job Description:

§ Lead on business development and communications activities, including design or adaptation of necessary systems in these areas.

§ Conduct research; complete or coordinate needs-assessments in the field; complete or coordinate concepts and proposals.

§ Oversee company that manages website; coordinate PfD’s social media efforts; produce quarterly newsletter; oversee annual report; and coordinate PfD’s use of Network for Good for donations.

§ Recruit and manage consultants and interns as necessary.


§ Three or more years of international NGO or related experience with field experience preferred.

§ Knowledge of or expertise in international public health, small enterprise development, and/or local capacity-building.

§ Demonstrated self-reliant problem-solver with excellent interpersonal skills; outstanding written and oral skills; budgeting knowledge; proven success in liaison and negotiation with prospective partners and donors; and cultural sensitivity.

§ Demonstrated success in hands-on proposal development with USAID, USDA, CDC, UN agencies and other multi-laterals, bi-laterals, private sector, and foundations.

§ Skills in social media and various software applications, including In Design (preferred).

§ Dedicated team player proficient in multiple-deadline environment who possesses the ability to move quickly from conceptualization and networking to superior writing and who enjoys working in a small office.

§ Willingness to travel, including potentially to complex emergency environments.

§ Computer proficient. Relevant advanced degree. Additional language a plus.

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Application Details: By November 13th , 2020 email a short cover letter with compensation expectations and date of availability and resume to with the subject line: “BD & Communications Officer.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. EOE.

About the Organization

With community driven programs in Africa and Southeast Asia, Partners for Development is addressing local needs in health, food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and enterprise development. We build local capacity through helping local partners design, implement, and assess programs to the greatest degree possible. Learn more by visiting our website at

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