Business Development Manager Job Placement – Save the Children International

Job Title:           Business Development Manager
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director,
Program Development and Quality
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Business
Development Manager is primarily responsible for award acquisition in Save the
Children Uganda (SCUG), ensuring a minimum of 10% annual portfolio growth. The
BDM will work to identify donor opportunities, facilitate donor engagement,
assist in the development of fundraising strategies and coordinate proposal
development for large and strategic funding opportunities. S/He will write
sections of proposals that speak to the overall capabilities, while
coordinating the input of technical advisors, Operations, Finance, HR and
Security into proposals and budgets. The BDM is expected to keep closely
informed about donors’ interests and strategies as well as the progress of all
major SCUG awards. Recognising that many conversations with donors involve a
review or update around current grants as well as discussions about new
opportunities, the Business Development Manager is also expected to keep
closely informed about the progress of all major institutional grants and able
to speak to results in key reporting documents. The role has an external
orientation; the BDM is expected to liaise closely with members of Save the
Children International, with in-country donor representatives and other
stakeholders (potential NGO partners, etc.) to identify funding opportunities.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Business Development Manager career placement should hold a Master’s
    degree in an area of social development or equivalent.
  • At least five years management in a both
    emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in
    more than one of the Save the Children International priority sectors:
    education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition,
    and emergencies
  • Excellent writing/editing skills, budget
    development skills and presentation/communication skills.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    presenting project information to donors and partners.
  • Experience in leading development of
    large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of project
    budgets greater than $1 million;
  • Prior experience in developing large
    proposals for donors such as EC, USAID, OFDA, DFID, ECHO etc.
  • Experience of working with financial and
    other data systems to produce budgets, analyse data and track trends.
  • Ability to coach or mentor senior staff in
    proposal development or funding strategies
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication
    skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the
    ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Previous exposure and experience in solving
    complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and
    ensuring buy in.
  • Ability to present complex information in
    a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically
    change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in
    the event of emergencies.
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and
  • Commitment to Save the Children
    International values and policies including willingness to abide by and
    enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
  • Past exposure and experience of working
    with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights
    Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is
    an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 10th
February 2017 by Midnight

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