Job Vacancy at CARE – Regional Business Development Coordinator

CARE has made a strategic decision to increase its work with US Government (USG) and other institutional funders in order to better resource our vision and mission. This has included expanding its Institutional Funding and Strategy (IFS) department, improving coordination between country-based, regional and HQ-facing teams, establishing more rigorous and comprehensive opportunity pursuit procedures, and generally strengthening its capacity to bid competitively on a wider array of opportunities. We are now in the first year of a 3-year growth and diversification strategy that envisions expanding this segment of resource mobilization even further.

CARE is seeking a Regional Business Development Coordinator (RBDC) who will be a part of a growing IFS team. Reporting directly to the IFS Director of Bid Coordination, the RBDC plays a key role in planning, managing and coordinating CARE’s response to funding opportunities with the US Government and other institutional donors such as the World Bank. Based in West Africa, the RBDC will work closely with CARE’s Regional Management Unit (RMU) and Country Offices (COs) to help develop and manage relationships with USG and other institutional donors. S/he will look for opportunities to highlight CARE’s work to build our brand, shape donor perceptions, and pre-position CARE for bidding on high-priority opportunities. Working closely with staff from COs, HQ-based technical staff, and other IFS colleagues, she/he coordinates the preparation, development, and submission of technical and cost proposals. This includes ensuring proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with donor and CARE requirements, including building capacity of country office personnel on donor regulations and promoting consistent adherence to best practices in resource mobilization.

Responsibilities of this position cut across three primary areas: 1) relationship coordination with key decision makers for USG and World Bank funding; 2) proposal management focusing in particular on “capture” and “live” phases of the opportunity lifecycle; and 3) proactive sourcing of key and non-key project personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Donor Relationship Coordination
  • Proposal Management
  • Sourcing of Project Personnel
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the IFS Director of Bid Coordination

Qualifications:

  • International development, political science, or other related field
  • At least four (4) years of experience in developing proposals for USG and other institutional donors
  • Knowledge of US government proposal requirements; and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated writing skills with an emphasis on clear, persuasive language; strong editing skills
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with international and local partners, including teaming agreements

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