Core member of the
business development team within the Governance and Economic Development
Division, responsible for identifying and pursuing new opportunities in the
governance and youth/workforce sectors. Provides senior business development
and marketing support for the GED Division to include gathering business
intelligence, identifying and developing clients, partners and contacts,
supporting business capture and proposal development, and strategic networking
and relationship building. Essential Duties
proposal development, including leading proposals in the governance and
youth/workforce sectors. Key duties include, but are not limited to,
identifying and nurturing relationships with partners, coordinating closely
with technical leads on solutioning, developing management and staffing plans,
evaluating competitor activities and keeping potential clients and key contacts
capture/reconnaissance in country to gain early intel on governance and
as main or contributing writer for priority proposals
business opportunities in key division markets to include countries with an
existing RTI presence or new countries. Advise on the selection of new capture
markets over time.
GED to division’s main client, USAID missions.
and speaks effectively on GED and RTI’s broader institutional capabilities.
routine business development activity updates to Salesforce.
- In coordination with BD team, support internal team
coordination and communication around priority bids
Required Education & Experience
Degree in business administration, international development, political
science, public administration or related field with a minimum of 6 years of
relevant work experience.
Knowledge & Abilities
leading and writing winning proposals for USAID or other key donors in the
international development space.
performing various business development roles, including capture lead, proposal
lead, technical writer, partnership development, key staff recruitment,
competitor analysis and other related roles.
writing proposals in the areas of governance and youth and workforce
ability to effectively represent an organization and win new business.
field experience in developing countries (preferred)
coordination and collaboration skills with proven experience applied in
computer skills, including the ability to manage and organize large quantities
of qualitative data.
working knowledge of Salesforce and/or SharePoint preferred.
knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
oral and written communication skills.
interpersonal, networking and presentation skills.
to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.
to travel internationally for extended periods as needed.
to detail and accuracy.
sensitive and respectful.
in English and a foreign language required (French or Spanish preferred)