Deadline: 31 October 2019
Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Business Development Manager in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The Business Development Manager (BDM) manages the Business Development Unit (BDU) and will be responsible for identifying quality funding opportunities through diversified funding streams that are aligned to program and influencing priorities as identified in our Country Strategy.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
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Key Job Responsibilities
The Business Development Manager will perform the following functions-
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- Help formulate, review and revise country business plans, as well as organizational strategies and priorities in agreement with the Head of Programs.
- Work with the Programme and Finance Departments to develop grant funding proposals that are in line with organizational priorities and procedures.
- Develop, review and regularly update Plan International Uganda’s donor opportunities mapping by theme, geographical coverage and priorities.
- Provide leadership to the development, writing and packaging of successful grant applications in different stages of grants development process ensuring participation and input of all relevant departments, as necessary.
- Coordinate and oversee the development of donor reports, including both narrative and financial reports.
- Supervise the implementation of cost recovery policy from the grants funded projects.
- Leadership and capacity building of the Country Office BDU staff.
- Regularly update CLT on potential business opportunities with recommendations and suggestions.
- Develop and maintain high quality working relationships with donors and counterparts from different parts of Plan and its partner organisations.
- Manage the tracking system for monitoring of new business development opportunities.
- Contribute to institutional learning by thoroughly documenting and sharing practices & sharing fitting practices on grants management.
- Develop a knowledge bank of donor requirements and systems by donor.
- Proactively develop successful donor relationships in accordance with Plan International’s values, principles and practices and commitment towards child rights / child protection.
Applicants must have:
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- Master’s Degree in relevant field.
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience in development work particularly in fundraising or resource mobilization.
- Demonstrated track experience in the areas of proposal development, grants management, resource mobilisation, and/or donor contract management.
- Experience of capacity building and prior experience in the design, delivery, or management of programmes in education, youth economic empowerment, water and sanitation, humanitarian response in Uganda/East Africa or in a country with similar context.
- Knowledge and experience of gender transformative programing.
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of international donor interests, priorities and requirements and proven successes in business development and proposal writing.
- Knowledge of the various donors’ interests, priorities and requirements and horizon scanning of new and innovative funding opportunities.
- Conceptional and analytical skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues will be essential as will strong networking, influencing and negotiation skills.
- Knowledge of child rights-based approach to programming.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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