PSI seeks applicants for the position of New Business Development Manager to help direct PSI’s activities in developing new business worldwide with foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors. PSI’s NBD Department offers assistance to field-based programs when responding to the US government, DFID, KFW, Global Fund, corporate, foundation, and other donor requests for proposals. NBD also provides additional fundraising support to PSI country platforms facing funding shortfalls and increasingly will support fundraising for new health areas. The Department also builds the capacity of PSI country platforms to prepare proposals. The New Business Development Manager will be based in Washington, D.C., with approximately 20-30% overseas travel, and report to the Senior Manager, New Business Development.
The New Business Development Manager is a demanding, challenging and exciting role, requiring a dynamic individual with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, excellent writing skills, a sharp focus on details and demonstrated experience leading teams in complex processes. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Managing all aspects of proposal development by working with field and headquarters staff on program design, proposal writing and (on occasion) cost proposal development
Traveling to provide technical assistance to the field programs as needed for proposal development/capacity building
Coordinating efforts between PSI and partner organizations on specific proposals
Expanding the capabilities of PSI staff to participate in technical and cost proposals and other business development efforts through mentoring and direct training
Collaborating with senior management to identify and strategize on new business opportunities
Managing relationships for a portfolio of private donors (which may include proposal writing, report writing, ongoing communications and meetings, etc.)
Contributing to the continuous improvement of PSI’s systems for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new business opportunities, developing proposals and budgets, and managing institutional knowledge
Liaising with PSI regional staff regarding upcoming proposal opportunities and other business development needs.
Written and spoken fluency in French is required
Relevant Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc) or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience related to international development (international health preferred)
Excellent diplomatic, negotiating and interpersonal communication capability
3 years of demonstrated NBD experience with a variety of donors
Self-starter, able to achieve results with limited supervision
Outstanding English writing skills required; all applicants must undergo a writing evaluation
Developing country work experience strongly preferred
The position requires the ability to work gracefully under pressure and support our new business development efforts in collaboration with PSI managers and partner organizations. The ideal candidate will possess a professional demeanor, sound judgment, and commitment to international development. The ideal candidate will also exhibit the ability to work independently, with superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org . No calls or emails, please.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
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