Business Development Manager

  • Added Date: Monday, 12 April 2021
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 23 April 2021

The role

The Business Development Manager is a senior position within the PDQ team; the post holder will deputize for the Director of PDQ. The Business Development Manager will work with the Director of PDQ and the CD to identify donor trends, lead the development of a funding strategies to support humanitarian response and the Country Strategic Plan, support structured donor engagement, identify and track funding opportunities, and coordinate proposal development.

The position requires a highly organized individual who can manage complex processes with many stakeholders. The post holder will work with others to creatively package our programme strategies in ways that attract the right donor support and grow our portfolio strategically and sustainably.

Qualifications and experience


  • Humanitarian/development professional with a relevant Masters' Degree or equivalent professional experience;
  • Recommended 7 years' experience in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in new business development;
  • Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets. experience with US and UK government programming;
  • Excellent organizational, coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, summarizing and synthesizing complex information for a variety of audiences;
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Solution and results oriented, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets;
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies;
  • Fluency in English and French, both verbal and written, required;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.


  • Experience in DRC and/or with Save the Children.

Contract length: 12 months

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

This vacancy is archived.

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