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The New Business Development Officer will work on the organization’s new business efforts in Africa through a mix of regular and on-demand tasks. Under the guidance of the New Business and Grants Manager, s/he will work to win local business, as well as provide support to other business efforts.
Facilitate winning new business in Nigeria and other business units.
Support the development of proposals across market segments – donor, foundation, private sector and Government of Nigeria.
Support interdepartmental coordination with Program, Operations, Awards and Finance team for proposal development.
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
Track data, collate and maintain client information as needed
Other duties as specified by the New Business and Grants Manager and other assigned authorities.
Support the Country Office to successfully win and manage medium and large grants, including support management of Country Portfolio and setting financial targets.
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Development Practice, Social Science, Political Science, International Relations or relevant field; an advanced degree is preferred.
Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in international development, with solid experience in at least two priority sectors: education, protection, humanitarian, child rights governance, health and nutrition.
Demonstrated experience in business development in the development sector, inclusive of proposal development for donor organizations like USAID, DFID, World Bank, FCO.
Proven track record in writing and producing winning bids and proposals for institutional donors, corporates / private sector and others.
Strong understanding and experience with institutional donor funding mechanisms and contract regulations.
Excellent writing/editing, reporting, budget development and presentation/communication skills.
Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets.
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