Temporary Business Development Manager

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 15 November 2018
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 15 December 2018
  • Current

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Temporary Business Development Manager to support NCBA CLUSA’s Business Development team, based in Washington, DC. The Temporary Business Development Manager is expected to be a 90-day assignment to assist with current proposals. The Temporary Business Development Manager (TBDM) is responsible for researching, writing and preparing proposal documentation, writing specific proposal sections, and managing the proposal process. The TBDM manages the proposal process and ensures that the process is efficient and effective. The position reports to the Senior Business Development Director.


  • Contribute to conceptualization and development of winning technical and partnership strategies for anticipated donor proposals when appropriate.
  • Track technical proposal progress to ensure milestones are met, and ensure that every member of the proposal team, including sub- and prime contracts, are aware of what is expected of them and when tasks are due.
  • As needed, writes proposal sections, edits and proofreads.
  • Create checklists, partner packages and ensure coordination among consortium members.
  • Assist with developing win themes, strategies and design approaches as appropriate
  • Draft compliance matrices.
  • Ensure high quality proposal components and compliance with donor requirements and NCBA CLUSA standards.
  • Copy edits proposals for submission and submits bids.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred) in International Development, Economics, Agriculture or other relevant field.
  • Three years of direct experience in the proposal development process.
  • Familiarity in one of NCBA CLUSA core sectors: food security and agriculture, democracy and governance, natural resource management, cooperative development, integrated women and gender initiatives, and community-based health.
  • Excellent editing and writing skills.
  • Strong research, analytical, planning, coordination, and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to manage proposal processes and team relationships to ensure effective collaboration by various contributors to the process, including contributors from multiple offices/units and at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to handle the high stress environment of business development with diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work proactively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a highly effective and collegial manner.
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources into a compelling proposal.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, PowerPoint).

About the Organization

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the primary voice for people who use cooperative businesses to build a better world and a more inclusive economy in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For over 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

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