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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 7, 2022
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  • Ikore, meaning "harvest” in Yoruba language, is an international development organization, proffering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development. Our vision is to contribute to a prosperous world that creates opportunity for a better life for all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our Mission is to facilitate mark...
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    Proposal Development Manager

    Project Overview and Role

    • At Ikore, we offer innovative products that meet the needs and wants of our partners across the trade-tech, mechanization, livestock, Crop Production, and social enterprise space.
    • We are seeking a business development associate as a consultant.
    • The consultant will support boost growth by conducting market research, developing business strategies, building client relationships, and identifying new business opportunities.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • The consultant will be such with the ability to handle multipleprojectssimultaneously and work under pressure. Strong organization andprojectmanagement skills. Friendly and personable demeanor.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage proposal processes and pipelines; from capture, through technical development, drafting, narrative reviews, and finalization;
    • Serve as technical lead (writer) for select bids and ToRs;
    • Participate in technical design, including identifying and analyzing potential solutions in response to development challenges through desk research, stakeholder interviews, and ideation with the leadership and Technical team;
    • Monitor and ensure responsiveness and compliance of proposals to the solicitation and ToRs;
    • Coordinate proposal calendars, holding teams accountable to ensure the development of competitive proposal packages;
    • Conduct market research to identify new business opportunities; support the expansion of Ikore’s institutional donor pipeline. Identify and pre-qualify new bid opportunities via online and offline searches;
    • Tracking and assessing new project opportunities and proactively contributing to marketing efforts to build a pipeline of high-quality business opportunities;
    • Collaborate with other colleagues to determine the most viable, cost-effective approach to pursue new business opportunities;
    • Meet with potential investors/funders/partners to present company offerings and negotiate business deals;
    • Assist in the company's branding and media communication activities such as press releases, advertisements, marketing collateral, and websites.
    • Maintain a knowledge repository of clients, referrals, RFPs, prospects, and presentations.
    • Develop growth strategies and plans.
    • Participate in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences as a representative of the organization.
    • Identify and capture lessons learned during proposal development and document such lessons as knowledge guides.
    • Contribute to continuous learning and strengthening business development systems, procedures, and capacities around proposal writing

    Qualifications

    • B.Sc or Master's Degree in International Relations, International Development, Business, or related field and or a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of relevant experience;
    • At least 3 years of project management, institutional funding, and proposal management experience
    • Strong technical writing, editing, capture, and design
    • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into a concise narrative
    • Knowledge of competitive proposal processes and the role of a proposal writer in those processes
    • Strong organizational management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, adhere to tight deadlines and respond with flexibility in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong knowledge in the international development field and competitive market in economic growth and other relevant areas of technical focus
    • Proactive problem-solving skills, the ability to draw insights from data and develop recommendations.
    • Strong research and writing skills, comfort engaging in program design.
    • Proven ability to win grants and contracts

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter as one document (PDF or Word) with complete Contact details to: jobs@ikore.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Applications will be reviewed, and online interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates before finalists are invited for on-site interviews.

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