Request for Consultants - New Business Development

  • Posted on 15 May 2019

Job Description

To Apply: To be considered for this consultancy, Please submit your CV, cover letter, three references, and a completed Biodata form to Rachel Pell at with the subject line “New Business Development Application”.

**We will begin reviewing applications the week of June 3rd and on an ongoing basis, as needed.**

1.0 Background on PCI

Founded in 1961, PCI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing health, ending hunger, overcoming hardship, and advancing women and girls around the world. In 2018, PCI served nearly 10 million people through 50 projects in 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Through our current project portfolio, PCI facilitates transformative, community-driven solutions that build resilient, vibrant and healthy communities and neighborhoods by enhancing health, ending hunger, overcoming hardship and advancing women and girls (also known as Health, Hunger, Hardship and Her or the 4 Hs). PCI is known globally for mobilizing community participation in project design, implementation, and monitoring, and building the capacity of local organizations and governments to sustain long-term, measurable impact. Strategic statements by technical area are:

Enhance Health: Individuals, households, neighborhoods, and communities are healthy and thriving and achieve sustained physical, mental and social well-being.

End Hunger: Vulnerable households and their communities achieve improved food, nutrition, and livelihood security for sustained resilience.

Overcome Hardship: Communities respond effectively to crises, address the root causes of vulnerability, and lay the foundation for safe, healthy, resilient and thriving neighborhoods.

Advance Her: Women and girls control their futures, are valued as leaders, have access to resources to thrive and live in safe and resilient communities where their rights are fulfilled and protected.

2.0 Scope of Work

PCI is recruiting consultants who have demonstrated success in resource mobilization (public and private donors) and who can contribute to the following core resource development functions: (1) advancing PCI’s technical and initiative-focused resource development strategies; and, (2) proposal design and writing. Interested applicants must also have expertise in one or more of PCI’s technical areas and/or in monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL). Specific areas of engagement include:

  • In coordination with technical officers and the Director of NBDU, translates organizational technical and initiative strategies into actionable, evidence-based resource development plans
  • Provides writing and editing support for key public and private funding opportunities, often serving as “Lead Technical Writer” and taking responsibility for translating program designs into winning proposals, including the development of technical narrative sections and multiple attachments.
  • In coordination with technical and country leads, develops strategies for donor cultivation with specific emphasis on private institutional and corporate donors and effectively presents programmatic information to donors in the form of letters of interest (LOIs), concept notes, capacity statements, past performance information, and other materials.

Potential consultants will be vetted in a variety of ways (phone calls, meetings, reference checking and/or trial runs) and then arrangements will be made with selected consultants to serve as “preferred consultants” that PCI will contact as needs arise to see if there is interest, availability and a “fit” between the task at hand and the preferred consultant.

3.0 Expected Timeframe for Assignment

Consultants will be recruited and retained on an as-needed basis.

4.0 Deliverables

Each consultant agreement will be established in accordance with the needs of the position. Consultant agreements will have established timeframes, deliverables, methods of verification for deliverables and estimated level of effort (LOE).

5.0 Consultant Qualifications

Qualifications will vary based on the specific needs of each assignment. General qualifications, however, include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in global development, social sciences, international relations, or related field – Master’s degree in a PCI priority technical area or related field is preferred and may be required for some assignments;
  • Six to ten years of experience working in global development preferably with a non-governmental organization with relevant field experience;
  • Proven capacity as a quality consultant in the area of focus;
  • Comprehensive understanding of ongoing international development issues;
  • Development philosophy in keeping with PCI’s mission, vision, core values and approach to integrated, community-driven programming;
  • Proven track record in securing significant multi-year program funding from a variety of funders, both private and USG, including program design, proposal writing, networking, partnership cultivation, and marketing, as well as proven experience in developing inter-institutional linkage;
  • Experience working and networking with international donors, such as USAID, other bilateral development agencies, multi-lateral development banks, United Nations agencies, foundations, and corporate philanthropies, particularly in the global health sector;
  • Project design – pre-design (assessments, etc.), logical pathway thinking;
  • Other languages may be required, particularly Spanish fluency;
  • Exceptional communication and representational skills, including oral, written, and public speaking in English or other language as required;
  • Sound time management skills and capacity to balance competing priorities;
  • Work well in a team environment and able to work independently;
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively to deadlines; and
  • Strong computer skills including expertise in Word, Power Point, and other relevant computer packages and platforms.
  • Experience living and working in the developing world;

Job LocationSan Diego, California, United StatesPosition TypeConsulting

About the Organization

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.

The most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.

Strong Roots
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those most in need. Since then, the focus of the organization has remained true to its founder: PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping people help themselves. For 50 years, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have worked to make this vision a reality.

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