Business Development Officer (NGO Experience) Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: 
Senior Resource Development Manager
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 Business Development Officer will work
within the Resource Development Unit and alongside technical leads in the
development of quality project proposals. He/she will support program and
proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding
opportunities, in line with World Vision Uganda’s strategy. This includes
pursuing grant and private funding opportunities for multi-sectoral and
multi-area relief, recovery and development programs. The job holder will also
support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with donors,
multilateral agencies, and other NGOs for purposes of resources mobilization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Acquisition and Proposal Writing
  • Research and review possible funding opportunities and prepare grant
    opportunity synopses.
  • Work with World Vision Uganda technical leads and support offices to
    develop high quality, innovative proposals.
  • Act as overall coordinator between support offices, partners,
    technical leads, the grant finance unit and other relevant departments
    (HR, security, M&E, procurement) during the design process until
    project start up.
  • Be the lead writer on grant proposals.
  • Work closely with finance and technical staff to develop budgets.
  • Review and improve concepts from field offices to proposal level.
  • Coordinate and lead proposal design workshops/meetings.
Grant Acquisition
Business Planning
  • Support the ongoing monitoring and analysis of new grant
    opportunities by researching on donor websites, newspaper postings and
    through support offices.
  • Maintain up-to-date mapping on donor contacts, trends and
  • Support mapping of all funding sources with key stakeholders.
  • Support the program strategy and planning process with all functions
    to ensure alignment with the context, humanitarian needs and strategy as
    well as operational feasibility and technical quality.
External Engagement
  • Support the Senior Resource Development Manager with external
    representation of World Vision Uganda to local donor delegations and
    networking with NGOs.
  • Liaise with partners and donor, as appropriate, throughout the grant
    application process.
  • Maintain proposal archives.
  • Compile and analyse relevant information to inform proposal design
    and promote learning.
  • Support the application of mapping and compiling of program information
    for sharing as required with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the team in updating and maintaining databases such as
  • Be flexible to undertake additional tasks, from time to time, in
    order to enhance the overall performance of the Programme Quality Division
    and World Vision Uganda in general.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Business Development Officer job
    placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
    International Development, International Relations or related field.
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development.
  • Experience in working with international donors (US government,
    European Union, UN, foundations, etc.).
  • Work experience in international relief and development.
  • Work experience in intercultural teams and/or abroad.
  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.
  • Understanding of international standards including SPHERE, HAP, Code
    of Conduct, etc.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity
    and physical stamina.
  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing and insecure
  • Computer competence (Microsoft Office).
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship
    management/networking, and coordination.
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal
    and written.
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills, ability to take an
    evidence-based approach to programme design.
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: 5th July 2019
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