Business Development Manager, Plan International

Career Opportunities: Business Development Manager (16564)

Req ID 16564 – Posted 05/01/2017 – Country (1) – Location (4) – Fundraising

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

As Business Development Manager, you will hold responsibility for managing the Business Development Unit, identifying funding opportunities in line with Plan Malawi’s Country Strategic Plan and program priorities.

You will focus on raising the country program funding portfolio, while supporting Plan Malawi to enhance its image among donors and national offices.

You will also be responsible for writing grant proposals in close coordination with the program team, as well as strengthening systems and processes for effective grant management and compliance.

You will supervise three full time staff and may occasionally supervise consultants and interns.

The post holder manages a small departmental budget at the Country Office.

The Person

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will have significant knowledge of resource mobilization in the development and humanitarian sector

You will also have strong experience of proposal writing and grants acquisition and understand the systems needed to ensure donor compliance at proposal and implementation stages.

You will possess strong analytical, strategic thinking, influencing and leadership skills.

Fluency in English is essential

Type of Role: 5 year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi with travel to field office

Salary: Circa $48,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date:  Friday 27th January 2017

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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