Business Development Manager

Bamako, Mali
Apply by 22 April 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 April 2018

Job Description

The role

The Business Development Manager is a senior leadership position within the Awards Team. The Business Development Manager will identify and track donor opportunities, facilitate donor engagement, assist in the development of fundraising strategies, and coordinate proposal development for large and strategic funding opportunities.

The position requires innovative thinking and creativity to package our programme strategies in ways that attract the right donor support and grow out portfolio effectively. S/He will write sections of proposals that speak to our overall capabilities, while coordinating the input of technical advisors, Operations, Finance, HR and Security into proposals and budgets. Recognising that many conversations with donors involve a review or update around current grants as well as discussions about new opportunities, the Business Development Manager will also be expected to keep closely informed about the progress of all major institutional grants and able to speak to results in key reporting documents.

80% of this job is dedicated to managing the new business development (i.e. growth of the country office portfolio), and proposal writing/ coordination function with CO team, Members and RO teams. The Business Development Manager will deputise for the Director of Awards in his/her absence.

Qualifications and experience

  • Development professional with a relevant Masters’ Degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Recommended a minimum of five years management in a both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, child poverty, child protection, child governance, , health and nutrition, and emergencies
  • Excellent writing/editing skills, budget development skills and presentation/communication skills.
  • Experience in presenting project information to donors and partners.
  • Experience in leading development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets. Experience in both development and humanitarian sector preferred.
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills.
  • Experience in promoting and mainstreaming Child Rights Based programming in programme design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written, required. Fluency in French is required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Contract length: 01 Year

About the Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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