Business Development Coordinator Job Careers – Alight (Formerly American Refugee Committee)

Job Title:   Business Development

Organisation: Alight (Formerly American Refugee

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country

About US:

This year, American Refugee Committee became Alight. We’re
the same organization with the same people doing the same critical work –
providing health care and clean water, shelter, protection, and economic
opportunity to more than 3.5 million people in 17 countries each year. But in
solidarity with the people we serve who are too often defined by a single dark
moment in their lives, we’re dropping the label ‘refugee.’

Job Summary:  The Business Development Coordinator will see
opportunity and package a customer-centered, well thought-out, and quality
product every time– whether it is a new proposal, donor meeting, or grant
portfolio coordination. You bring people together and involve others, while
also sharing your knowledge in order to develop and build a team around you.
You will work closely with the Minneapolis team and Uganda Country Director to
work toward these goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Business Development: You will support development of Alight
Business Development strategy in Uganda and ensure coordination with overall
program development strategy, to include the following;

Donor Development

Maintain regular engagement with donors,
international organizations, national governments, foundations, etc., to track
donor trends and priorities and inform HQ of upcoming program priorities;

Represent Alight to the donor community as
needed and inform donors on Alight Uganda efforts; attend relevant meetings and
networking events

Maintain outreach with relevant international and
local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships
needed for program development opportunities; and,

Develop, capture, plan and conduct completion
analysis on upcoming priority proposals;

Broadly, ensure careful focus on generation and
follow-up of priority funding ‘leads’ including linking with like-minded
agencies / those sharing Alight objectives, with a mind to consortia
development to broaden Alight funding eligibility to currently non-accessible
donors (e.g. DFID, ECHO).

Proposal Development

Lead and / or contribute to research and
development of proposals, concept notes, proposals, assessments, studies and
similar for the country program, in close collaboration with Technical
Coordinators and Area Coordinators / Site Leads;

Engage in needs assessment for project proposals
as necessary;

Coordinate the planning and preparation of
project proposals, providing guidance and assistance to Technical Coordinators
and Area Coordinators in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and

Contribute to program design, for solicited and
unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full-scale programs;

Where proposals are pending with donor agencies,
meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with
donor objectives;

Participate in the preparation of funding
proposals, including leading proposal writing efforts as well as costing

Serve as a liaison between Program Coordinator,
donor agencies, and the HQ in the budgeting and preparation of project

Prepare and compiles all component of each grant
submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in
accordance with donor agency requirements, within submission deadlines.

Build the capacity of regional and country teams
in program development; and,

Develop and maintain a track of reference
documentation, including such information as donor agency requirements and
forms, abstracts and reference literature, and other pertinent material.

Facilitate and support the research and
identification of funding opportunities, as appropriate.

Grants Coordination: Support the development, implementation,
and close and consistent tracking of country program work planning and
activities for overall timely implementation and realization of country program
targets and milestones, to include:

Provide advice and guidance to program
implementation team / field team on the application of grant funding policies,
regulations, and procedures, primarily from a grants compliance perspective;

Ensure the grant management database is updated
regularly and management is informed using appropriate monthly reports;

In conjunction with Program Coordinator, monitor
and coordinate the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting
and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being
followed; manage administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during
the awarded granting period.

In conjunction with Program Coordinator, ensure
awards are followed by a) Grant Opening, and Mid-Project review, with timely
production of supporting documentation as required and updated documentation
for grant management and implementation planning.

Develop and maintain specialized databases and
systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related
statistical information; create and distribute standard and special reports,
studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.

Working collaboratively with the Program
Coordinator and Technical Coordinators, contribute to country program
implementation and performance reporting, both to donors as well as Alight’s
International Headquarters;

Provide technical support to assess donor
eligibility/allow ability of planned expenditures and identify related
compliance requirements;

In collaboration with M&E and Reporting
Technical Coordinator, ensure that increased quality of implementation and
impact are pushed for is constantly pushed for and achieved, advising
management on ways forward towards this end.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in
Project Management, Development, International Relations, Social Sciences or
any related field from an accredited university required

Significant and sustained experience (7-10
years) in complex global development and/or humanitarian settings; experience
with refugees, returnees, displaced, and other conflict affected populations is
a must.

Experience working with multi-donor, multi-grant
sites for five years or more.

Proven pattern of success in grant management,
project design, and proposal development program narratives and budgets)

Demonstrated ability to write clearly,
insightfully and persuasively on tight deadlines.

A strong network of international donor contacts
and relationships, preferred.

An outstanding ability to track donor trends
that contribute to business development outcomes.

Proven success in grant writing, net-working and
liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary

Familiarity with multilateral donor requirements
and working procedures; previous work experience with USAID, UN, DFID, EU, ECHO
and Private Donors / Foundations is required.

High proficiency in English, both written and

Proficiency in the use of computers and standard

Strong analytical, written and verbal skills;

High level of integrity, accountability and

Good interpersonal skills and ability and
inclination to work in / with teams;

High level of self-drive, discipline and desire
to achieve;

Ability to work with minimal supervision, hit
deadlines, and produce high-quality outputs;

Willingness to travel and stay for extended
periods in remote refugee sites to support workflows.

Open heart and open mind with the willingness to
show (not tell) and the humility to learn from others.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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