ADESO – Business and Program Development Manager .

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The Business and Program Development Manager will provide leadership to the Organization’s positioning for
and pursuit of institutional and private sector donor resources, with an emphasis on various competitive funding mechanisms. S/he will provide business development expertise to cross-discipline and cross-functional teams in the development of proposals to ensure the highest quality standards and competitiveness.
S/he will contribute to and support internal learning processes that improve business development practices to ensure funding opportunities align with the Organization’s mission and objectives, enhance the
Organization’s value propositions, and leverage innovative, evidence-based results into new revenue and programming. S/he will research and track upcoming opportunities through the capture planning stages and into final proposal production and negotiation. S/he will strengthen the capacity of country program staff and the technical units as appropriate, in capture planning and proposal development and the introduction of new tools and best practices in coordination with organization-wide efforts from the Business Development
community of practice.

1. Pre-Positioning (focus on Capture Planning)
2. Pursuit of Opportunities
3. Award Administration
4. Agency Learning

 Master’s degree in Development, International Relations, or relevant field preferred; equivalent experience acceptable.
 5-7 years of international development experience, including at least 3 years working with an NGO in a developing country.
 Demonstrated experience leading and producing competitive proposals in programming contexts similar
to Adeso required. Comprehensive familiarity with technical and cost application requirements of main institutional donors required.
 Demonstrated experience managing people and processes; leading teams to produce deliverables under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality.
 Familiarity with relevant regulations and with the institutional agency-specific policies, procedures and priorities.
 Experience with staff and local partner capacity development and mentoring.
 Experience with implementation and management of awards.

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to, quoting “Business and Program Development Manager” in the email subject matter, by August 16, 2017.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:
 An updated CV; and
 An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

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