Associate Business Development Manager - Africa

  • Added Date: Thursday, 11 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 10 July 2020

Category: Proposal Development
Req ID: ASSOC02066
Posted Date: 2020-06-01
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC 20015, United States USA

This position ensures the development and delivery of competitive proposals and leads and supports cross-divisional proposal teams, including but not limited to the Education in Development, Communities in Transition, and Economic Growth Program Divisions and with Contracts & Pricing and Human Resources. The Associate Proposal Manager will work within the parameters of Creative's Business Development Policy and Procedures, including Creative's Style Manual. S/he ensures adherence to all proposal policies, procedures, and timelines to develop or support a submission that is technically and financially sound, responsive, compliant, and of the highest quality.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Associate Business Development Manager reports to and is supervised by the Regional Business Development Director or designee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to all proposal policies, procedures, and timelines;
  • Manage the proposal development team from solicitation release through submission and after action reviews;
  • Support proposal development teams, as assigned by the PD Director
  • In collaboration with the Technical Lead, develop technical volume outlines, compliance matrices, and layout and style protocols;
  • Serve as the point of contact for subcontractors and partner organizations. Prepare and assist in negotiating teaming agreements with partners;
  • Hold regular checkpoint meetings with proposal team to ensure adherence to schedule, check quality and compliance of response, surface potential problems early;
  • Manage review process and work closely with technical writers to ensure the proposal is responsive to the evaluation criteria of the solicitation;
  • Oversee preparation of the proposal for production and delivery;
  • Serve as a point of contact for consultants, as assigned, and receive and evaluate deliverables, including timesheets and payment requests;
  • Track deadlines and timelines and inform the PD Director of any potential problem in meeting deadlines or submitting a compliant and high quality proposal;
  • Convene post proposal debriefing meetings to discuss the proposal process and identify lessons learned.

Minimum Skills & Qualifications:

  • Four to six years of relevant professional experience, with a minimum two years of proposal development experience for USAID solicitations and other USG agencies;
  • Excellent skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, and communications;
  • Excellent meeting facilitation skills;
  • Work experience in the international development field;
  • MA or equivalent experience in international relations, development, or a related field;
  • Strong knowledge of the competitive market within Creative's technical areas;

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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