New Business Development / Grant Writers Wanted!

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 June 2017
  • Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 9 July 2017

Job Description

World Vision US is looking for a Business Development Manager to join the Child Development & Protection Unit

The Business Development Manager ( BDM ) will work on the Child Development and Protection team to position World Vision US and National Offices for anticipated funding opportunities. They will also, coordinate and manage all components of the proposal development process, ensuring a high quality and timely submission as well as manage post submission and lessons learned processes.


  • Identify and analyze relevant upcoming funding opportunities through advance intelligence gathering. Identify relevant technical, partner, and proposal development resources to use in pursuing new funding opportunities.  
  • Manage pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning, including: provisional go/no-go decision process, identification of partners and other scopes of work, development of win-themes, participation in pre-design meetings, and drafting sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation, as appropriate. 
  • Work with US and field based technical specialists and consortium partners to plan, coordinate and facilitate design workshops. Support field teams to collect relevant country and technical area information that informs design. 
  • Ensure quality completion of inputs to proposal technical submission, including the setting, collating, and editing of proposal sections; managing internal proposal review process; coordination and quality-checking of partners(s)’ inputs to the technical application; and completing required proposal annexes.  
  • Provide technical inputs to field and US-based finance officers to support completion of the cost application in alignment with the technical program design. Manage partners’ inputs to the cost application.  
  • Support recruitment process to ensure identification and inclusion of qualified key personnel in proposals. 
  • Contribute to collecting and sharing proposal development lessons learned after proposal submission. 
  • For funded proposals, coordinate program design hand over to program manager(s).  
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team. 
  • Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.
  • Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services and regular prayer.
  • Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.

Every child deserves a childhood—to live, grow, and thrive. At World Vision, we strive for all children to receive equitable and quality education, with teaching environments built to help them flourish through a rich supply of reading materials and well-trained teachers. Education is the most effective way to move families out of poverty and into a brighter future.

About the Organization

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. To learn more about working at World Vision, see our career website at:

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