Business Development Manager Job Placements – ChildFund Uganda

Job Title:   Business Development Manager

ChildFund Uganda

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

For over seventy
years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and
vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and
opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and
positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals
and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and
rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will
ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth
who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making
processes within their communities. 
ChildFund Uganda is
working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community based
organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that
improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.

Job Summary:  The Business Development Manager will support
ChildFund International’s overall grant acquisition and management strategy and
lead the development and realization of the resource mobilization strategy in
the country. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Develop and implement the Country resource
mobilization strategy by actively participating in the preparation of the
Country Office plans and budgets to ensure conformity with the country
strategic plan and organisational grant acquisition strategy.

·       Coordinate and lead market study, donor
mapping and country office capture plan to ensure strong fundraising pipeline.

·       Identify and analyze funding opportunities
originating in the country and scope potential partnerships to complement and
strengthen the country office’s program portfolio. Gather relevant and timely
intelligence information necessary for grant acquisition; identify grant
opportunities and relevant institutional guidance materials to share with
relevant departments.

·       Identify key stakeholders and networks
relevant to priority pipeline opportunities for effective prepositioning

·       Support the country office to engage in
strategic partnerships with civil society, INGOs, UN and government entities as
appropriate, to maximize the use of our resources for the implementation of
quality programs.

·       Effectively communicate the organization’s
strategies, cultivating and managing donor/partner relationships, and providing
opportunities for cooperation, networking, alliance-building, and learning and
knowledge management across ChildFund’s work.

·       Ensure business processes are in place to
ensure quality proposal development in compliance with donor requirements and
ChildFund’s Business Development Policy, Procedures and Practices.

·       Lead in proposal writing and support with
budgeting in compliance with the donor requirements. Ensure adequate staffing
and cost recovery is included in grant budgets and reviewed on a regular basis
to ensure the right resources are available to deliver quality programs.

·       Develop and maintain a knowledge management
system for tracking opportunities from capture to award including maintaining a
repository of proposal development templates, pre-award tools, program
concepts, capacity statements, proposal templates, pricing tables etc.

·       Lead the management of the knowledge database
to ensure information is shared among the technical team, field program and
other concerned staff, to capture new opportunities and track the ongoing

·       Remain alert and responsive to any child
safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you
to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding
policy and procedures and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with Child
fund’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s
Degree in public relations/business development or other relevant area.
Experience in fundraising/investor relations /marketing or closely related
discipline or equivalent relevant work experience would be considered.

·       At least 7-10 years’ experience in Business
Development and/or grant acquisition and management preferable in an
International development organization. Demonstrated experience in fundraising
and donor’s expectation management.

·       Familiar with a business environment with
proven knowledge of commercial co-venture laws, IRS sponsorship regulations,
unrelated business income tax issues, and other applicable legal and accounting

·       Demonstrable proposal writing and budgeting
competencies with evidence of successful awards in the past 5 years from major

·       Proven ability to manage teams and work in a
demanding environment.

·       Excellent presentation, public speaking and
interpersonal skills.

·       Strong computer skills, with familiarity in
using Microsoft Office suite applications (particularly Word, Excel and

·       Organized, detail-oriented, team player,
self-starter and results oriented individual

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates please submit your application including detailed
Curriculum Vita, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related
Referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to:

The Country Director

Child Fund



OR Hand deliver to
ChildFund Country Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O.Box 3341,

Note: While
we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will
be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 31st July 2020

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