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  • Posted: Feb 5, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2020
  • DAI works on the frontlines of international development. Transforming ideas into action-action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local ...
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    Business Development Strategist

    Roles & Responsibilities;
    The Business Development Strategist will work on DAI’s new business efforts in Nigeria through a mix of regular and
    on-demand tasks. Under the guidance of the Manager, the Business Development Strategist will work closely with
    the new business team in Nigeria to win local business, as well as provide support to other DAI new business units
    Specific tasks include the following:

    • Facilitate winning new business in Nigeria and other business units. Related subtasks include:
    • Lead and manage the development of local proposals across market segments – donor, foundation,
    • private sector and Government of Nigeria.
    • Develop and recommend short-term and long-term strategies for business expansion through
    • identifying new business in Nigeria
    • Proactively track and engage with market segments to identify business opportunities
    • Provide proposal inputs to proposals managed by other business units to include but not limited to
    • identification and engagement of local partner, research and proposal draft reviews
    • Facilitate field research for proposal development
    • Conduct on-line background/contextual research and analysis of relevance to proposal opportunities.
    • Generate standard monthly reports and customized monthly reports for the knowledge management
    • team
    • Cultivate strong relationships with potential clients, while maintaining existing client relationships.
    • Input data, collate and maintain client information as needed, into DAI’s CRM database
    • Undertake billable project work when the opportunity arises.
    • Other duties as specified by the Business Improvement Manager and other assigned authorities.

    Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications;
    Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:

    • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years of work experience or Masters’/professional degree with 4 or more
    • years of work experience in relevant areas to include: international development, research & analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in business development in the development sector, inclusive of proposal
    • development for donor organizations like USAID, DFID, World Bank, FCO
    • Proven capacity for research and analysis
    • Excellent writing, facilitation, and inter-personal skills
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines
    • Team player with positive attitude

    Reports to: Business Improvement Manager
    Conditions for Employment
    Location: Abuja, with possible travel to other work locations in Nigeria
    DAI offers very competitive salary packages; however, local terms and conditions apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply by visiting the Careers page at no later than 10th of
    February 2020. DAI will only contact candidates that are successful at this pre-qualification stage.
    More information about DAI can be found on the DAI website (

    Interested and qualified? Go to DAI on to apply
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