Business Development Officer

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Apply by 21 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 May 2018

Job Description

Business Development Officer

Begin a rewarding career with the International Division of Medical Care Development, Inc., (MCD). MCD was founded in 1966 as a US‐based not‐for‐profit established to assist the State of Maine to bring higher quality health care to its rural population. It now operates in more than ten states. In 1977 an international division, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), was founded with the belief that MCD’s successful approach to health systems development in the rural United States could be adapted to meet the needs of developing nations. A global non‐profit organization, MCDI uses practical, evidence‐based and high‐impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries. MCDI has worked to improve the health of vulnerable populations overseas through integrated, sustainable and locally‐driven interventions. MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40 countries aimed at targeting the world’s most vulnerable populations. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is seeking a full‐time Business Development Officer to help strengthen our Business Development department. The position, under the direction and supervision of the Senior Business Development Manager, will play a key role in all aspects of new business acquisition at MCDI. The position will work with business development, technical and field staff to track business opportunities and position MCDI to win new business, as well as managing the capture and development of certain proposals. The position will also support capacity building for MCDI staff on relevant business development topics and will participate in profile raising initiatives communications materials, meetings with potential donors and partners, and external events.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international public health, international development, business administration or equivalent degree with relevant experience. Master’s degree would be an advantage.
  • At least 5‐7 years of international health or development experience, of which at least 2‐4 years of experience are in business development.
  • Educational, academic and/or professional experience that demonstrates technical proficiency in core MCDI program areas (MCH, malaria, WASH, neglected tropical disease, M&E, etc.) would be an advantage.
  • Strong writing skills and experience, particularly proposal writing that includes writing of technical sections of the proposal.
  • Experience working in the development of complex proposals and managing donor and partner relations.
  • Experience with and knowledge of regulations and policies of the US Government and non‐US donors (to include the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN, DFID, EU, African Development Bank, GFATM, etc.).
  • Experience with capture planning, competitiveness analysis, and marketing of institutional capacities to enhance competitive position.
  • Knowledge of donor priorities and trends.
  • Experience in presenting and communicating project outcomes and impacts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with proposal budgeting and cost application development desirable.
  • Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work in a team‐oriented environment.
  • Fluency in English required; working ability in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese is preferred.

This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization. MCD is an equal opportunity employer and deeply values diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment and collaboration.

Position: Associate‐ Mid level

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Projected start date: Immediately

Application Requirements

NOTE: Must be authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit:

  1. an updated CV,
  2. a cover letter,
  3. a completed MCD candidate application form (available as an attachment with this job announcement)
  4. your salary expectations

Position will be open until filled.

About the Organization

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international health division of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), has worked to strengthen health systems through practical, evidence-based and high-impact interventions across several public health sectors in over 40 countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholder to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. By joining MCDI, employees join a diverse network of highly capable individuals, many of whom are experts in their field.

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