Business Development Manager NGO Careers – CARE

Job Title:    Business Development Manager

Organisation: CARE International in Uganda (CARE)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to defending the dignity of people. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for over 50 years. In FY ending June 2020, CARE improved the lives of nearly one million people in Uganda (62% women). Our ambition for the next five years is to reach 5 million people, through lifesaving and gender transformative programs


Job Summary:  The Business Development Manager (BDM) leads the resource mobilization (RM) alignment to strategy work as well as annual planning. The BDM also identifies and tracks fundraising opportunities, facilitates donor engagement, coordinates proposal development and writes proposals. The BDM also identifies and nurtures partnership opportunities to maximize collective impact for CARE programs. In addition, the BDM oversees the implementation of fundraising protocols to include: proposal development guidelines, knowledge management tools, reporting progress against fundraising plan, etc. The BDM works with a diverse group of individuals and teams, both In Uganda and abroad, that they don’t directly supervise.


The Business Development Manager (BDM) leads resource mobilization aligned with CARE’s vision 2030, country business plan and program choices.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Strategic Positioning & Annual Planning for Business Development (20%)
  • Funding intelligence and preparedness (identify and track funding opportunities with new and existing donors: (20%)
  • Proposal Coordination and Proposal Writing: (50%)
  • Promote Gender Equity & Diversity and Safeguarding Practices (5%).
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time (5%)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Post Graduate training e.g., Master’s degree in Business Management, Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, Social Sciences, etc) from a recognized university.
  • Technical training in any of the field related to Care program priorities (Livelihoods, Climate Justice, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Action) is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role or senior management role with similar responsibilities. Candidates should articulate their achievements or contributions.
  • Current knowledge of the strategic priorities and programs of Government as well as that of development partners.
  • Hands on experience with logic models in development programs (theories of change, logical frameworks, results frameworks).
  • Analytical skills, with practical experience in data-based decision-making. The ability to understand and use analytical models and indicators is essential e.g., root-cause/problem tree analyses, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis, chances for success, etc

How to Apply:

All candidates who are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter. Also, please provide a daytime telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work-related referees. All information to be sent via CARE’s recruitment email:( indicating Business Development Manager in the email subject.


Deadline: 14th November 2021


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