Non-profit Careers – Business Development Coordinator at Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan
International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development
organizations (non-profit / NGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa,
Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out
of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their
full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Business Development Coordinator will
support Plan Uganda in implementing a Resource Mobilization Strategy aiming
at building relationships with donors, identifying funding opportunities;
develop new proposals and maintaining high levels of compliance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    support resource mobilization work at Plan Uganda including identification
    of funding opportunities, coordination of project proposal development and
    review of documents in line with the County Strategic Plan and Plan Global
    Resource Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Technically
    support the development of resource mobilization skills and capacities for
    Plan Uganda staff and partners in line with the Country Office ambitions.
  • Render
    support in partnership development and corporate engagement activities at
    Plan Uganda in line with the partnership policy.
  • Technically
    support grants start up activities in line with Plan Uganda established
    guidelines and standards.
  • Document
    and shared key compliance issues and ensures all Plan Uganda teams and
    partners on grants comply with donor requirements and Plan Global policies
    relating to grants management.
  • Ensure
    timely quality reporting for all grants in line with donor requirements.
  • Coordinate
    donor visits with key project and administration staff to ensure good donor
    relations and enrich project outputs
  • Actively
    coordinate grant closure processes in line with Plan Uganda established
    guidelines and standards.
  • Support
    Budget allocation and tracking and ensure effective cost recovery right
    from project design through periodic planning in line with Plan Uganda
    finance policies and or donor guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Plan International Business Development Coordinator should hold a
    qualification in Development Studies, Business Administration/Accounting,
    Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration; preferably at
    master’s level; Post graduate qualifications in Project Planning and
    Management, Funding Raising or other related field will be an added
  • Strong
    knowledge of leading donor requirements and writing styles
  • Broad
    awareness of current issues in the field of development, and familiarity
    with children’s issues
  • Extensive
    knowledge in Program planning, design development and management
  • Detailed
    knowledge in grants and compliance management issues
  • Fundraising
    and resource mobilization, including donor relations and grants management
  • Skills
    and competency in budget development and management
  • Effective
    Coordination skills
  • Effective
    Communication skills
  • Partnership
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Competency
    in the Use of virtual office applications.
  • Ability
    to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources
Plan Uganda
NB: As
a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children
are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a Child
Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates
will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have
ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 12th March, 2015
Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th May, 2015

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