Business Development Coordinator

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 18 October 2017
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 October 2017

Job Description

Abt Associates is a specialist international health and social sector consulting company that provides services to public and private sector clients. Abt Associates is a wholly owned Australian subsidiary of Abt Associates, regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors, contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Abt Associates is an organisation that has a personal commitment to its staff and as such we value the long-term relationships that we build with the people who work for us.

The Opportunity

The Business Development (BD) Coordinator will be based at our London office and assist in the identification and tracking of new business opportunities within DFID in strategic sectors and geographies, consistent with Abt’s international development business strategy. This role will support Abt’s UK and Australia based business to grow our DFID portfolio and will support a broad range of tender preparation activities including; proposal management, coordination of tender teams, preparing tender agreements and reviewing, editing and formatting tender documents.

A Terms of Reference providing further details of this opportunity is available from our website at:

The Business Development Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Assist with tracking business opportunities and maintain pipeline documentation;
  • Develop and maintain strong external working relationships with DFID and partner representatives, strategic partners, technical advisers and key DFID consultants for bid teams;
  • Regularly review relevant tender websites and alerts and flag potential opportunities;
  • Working closely with our UK and Australia based office staff to track and tender for DFID Opportunities;
  • Support tender preparation activities in accordance with Business Development policies and procedures
  • Researching and compiling of required pre-RFT capture information in accordance with assigned Capture Plans
  • Assisting with the review and management partner contributions to proposals;
  • Reviewing proposal content for quality and consistency;
  • Undertake necessary management and administrative duties to support business development activities;
  • Contribute to the development and expansion of the centralised repository for DFID proposals, project descriptions and boilerplate library;

The preferred applicant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, international affairs or international development;
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with excellent writing and computer skills;
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management and communication skills;
  • High-level ability to prioritise, plan and organise workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities;
  • A passion for excellence and a commitment to quality;
  • Previous business development or programmatic work experience a plus;
  • Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.

Further Information & Application :

Further information in regards to this opportunity can found in the Position Description available from the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website at:

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website, and must include a CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements listed above. We are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Applications close: Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 at 5pm.

You must have full UK working rights to be eligible for consideration for this role.

We welcome and thank all applicants, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About the Organization

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

For more information about our company and what we do visit our website at

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