BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Posted on 07/10/2019 (29/10/2019) by Siki kigongo CAREERS GET INVOLVED // CAREERS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DEADLINE: October 21, 2019 CLOSED JOB SHARE THIS JOB: The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality and policy-relevant research on population and health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to recruit a Business Development Officer who will play a key role in cultivating funders and proposal writing. Duties/Responsibilities: Support implementation of the Center’s fundraising strategy; Research, identify and clarify funding opportunities and needs; Conduct both internal and external meetings with technical teams, prospective partners and potential funders ensuring information gathered reaches the relevant teams; Lead timely proposal development by establishing priorities and target dates for proposal teams, taking a substantive role in writing, review and finalization; Maintain quality results by using requisite templates following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency and tone appropriate for the different funders; Maintaining proposal support databases; Diligently handle revisions and feedback from relevant technical and financial leads; Coordinate proposal submissions and tracking through the Enterprise Resource Planning platform; and Provide critical information for effective grants management to ensure donor (and partners) retention. Qualifications, experience and skills: A Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate training in a relevant field from a recognized university; Proven experience in proposal writing; Experience cultivating key bilateral and multilateral funders, Corporations, US Foundations and Government agencies in at least one of the Center’s focus areas; At least 3 years’ experience in business development; Knowledge of, and experience in using various business development information systems; Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with diverse teams; and Excellent written and oral communication skills. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Business Development Officer’ by October 21, 2019. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to: The Human Resources Officer African Population and Health Research Center, Inc APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi Website: www.aphrc.org APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.