Senior Business Development Officer NGO Careers – World Vision International

 Senior Business Development
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Grant
Acquisition & Management (GAM) Director
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Senior
Business Development Officer will work within the Grants Acquisition and
Management (GAM) team in the positioning for and design of grant proposals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Proposal Development
  • The
    primary function of this role is to efficiently and effectively lead the
    development of grant proposals, ensuring that they are submitted on time,
    within WV and donor guidelines and are of high quality. Specific elements
    of this function include:
  • Work
    in liaison with WVU Technical Programmes Unit and WVU Integrated
    Programmes staff, Support Office and Global Centre colleagues as well as
    other contributors (including from partner organizations) to ensure high
    quality project design.
  • Be
    the lead writer on grant proposals.
  • Working
    closely with Finance and programmes staff to develop budgets.
  • Working
    closely with colleagues in M&E, security, procurement, HR and other
    departments to ensure all components of the proposal are well designed and
  • Leading
    and liaising with donor, as appropriate, throughout the application
Donor Relations:
  • Build
    and maintain strong relationships with principal donors and gather
    intelligence on new opportunities and trends that align to WVU strategic
  • Actively
    market WVU to donors through visits, attendance at events and
    participation in working groups.
  • Maintain
    up-to-date mapping on donor contacts, trends and opportunities.
  • Support
    WVU staff to build relationships with donors
Partnership Development:
  • Identify
    public and private (for profit/not for profit) partners that map against
    WVU’s strategy and establish relationships for prepositioning.
  • Work
    closely with Partnerships Unit to forge formal agreements with new
  • Liaise
    with other organizations and WV National Offices to collaborate in
    standards setting, materials development, and learning activities together
    with respective technical specialists.
  • Document
    lessons learnt and promising practices
Capacity Building: Support the ongoing development of WVU staff
in the acquisition of new grants through training, mentoring and other relevant

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Senior Business Development Officer
    job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in management,
    development, or related field; MA, Msc or MBA preferred
  • Five
    years of field-based experience in international development in East
    African region and demonstrated knowledge of relevant sectorial and
    operational areas.
  • Previous
    experience in programme development and fundraising.
  • Experience
    with proposal development including support and writing with various
    donors, particularly US Government, European Union, UN agencies, private
    foundations and corporations required.
  • Experience
    representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of
    local and international government officials, donor agencies, local civil
    society organizations, other international organizations, the media and
    the public.
  • Proficiency
    in basic computer applications (MS Office)
  • Must
    be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Excellent
    organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven
    analytical/problem-solving abilities.
  • Cross-cultural
    experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • English
    fluency, both written and spoken.
  • Pro-active
  • Capacity
    to manage complex processes
  • Flexibility
    to be able to work overtime where required to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility
    to perform other duties as required.
  • Good
    team player
Note: given the seniority of
this role within the GAM department, the jobholder will be allocated the
proposals that are of higher-than-average complexity, budget and strategic
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 18th January 2018
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