New Business Development Manager

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 10 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 1 December 2017

Job Description

Job Summary:
The incumbent will have overall responsibility for designing programs and developing proposals for funding from the USG and other bi-lateral donors for Latin America and the Caribbean. Will also support design and development of proposals for private sector and Foundation donors. With respect to program design, the incumbent will bring to bear his/her knowledge of development, the subject area, PADF’s program experience, and relevant research to develop strategies and approaches that will produce measurable outcomes and be responsive to the donor solicitation. She/he is also expected to manage the proposal process in accordance with PADF’s systems and protocols, drawing on and working collaboratively with PADF staff from field and HQ.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Become and remain knowledgeable about PADF programs generally, but specifically those in the area for which he/she has primary responsibility
  • Analyze RFAs and other solicitation documents to recommend approaches and PADF response
  • Conduct field and other program design and proposal capture/response research, drawing also on other PADF staff to assist
  • Manage and be the lead writer on proposal teams
  • Identify emerging opportunities for PADF
  • Develop new business development capture strategy based on PADF Strategic Plan objectives and opportunities identified
  • Maintain and keep up to date relevant capability statements and past performance references
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in winning proposals from USAID and other donors
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Subject area expertise in at least one of the following (1) youth related programming, (2) community development and participation, (3) citizen security, (4) programming for vulnerable populations, (5) agriculture, (6) public health, or (7) other relevant areas
  • Familiarity with program evaluation and monitoring systems
  • Familiarity with budgeting with USAID and other USG experience preferred
  • Familiarity with private sector and Foundation fund-raising desired
  • Demonstrated initiative and a deep interest in and passion for international development
  • Leadership skills – intellectual and management
  • “Outlier” thinking and creativity
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Track record of meeting deadlines and consistently producing high caliber work

Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent in a relevant field. MA/MS preferred
  • Spanish or French language proficiency required, fluency in both preferred
  • At least 1 year of Field experience required, with field management or operational experience a plus
  • 7+ years of experience in international development
  • Experience with both for profit and non-profit international development organizations a plus

* Applicants who previously applied for the Sr. Proposal Writer & Prog. Design Manager posting will not need to reapply to be considered.

About the Organization

Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of American States.

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