Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Business Development Manager (BDM) manages the Business Development Unit (BDU) and is responsible for identifying quality funding opportunities through diversified funding streams that are aligned to program and influencing priorities as identified in our Country Strategy. The purpose of this role is to spearhead Business development and ensure funds are raised to support the achievement of country targets regarding the funding portfolio, while assisting Plan Uganda to develop a strong professional image amongst Plan Donors, so that additional grant funding can be acquired and Plan Uganda can grow in supporting Plan’s programmes in Uganda.
The position will lead in the writing of successful grant proposals in coordination with program colleagues in Uganda and with other National Organizations. As well as strengthen systems and processes for effective grant management.
Dimensions of the Role
- Resourcing of annual budgets (FY19 €16 million) through quality income and diversified funding opportunities to deliver on country strategy.
- Seek to build and maintain business relationships with various donors in countries including but not limited to multilaterals, corporate, government, institutional etc;
- Strategically engage with Plan International’s National Organisations (NOs) and Regional Hubs based for positioning and business intelligence;
- Play a leading role into the design and submission of the expressions of interests, capacity statements, concept notes, detailed proposals for wide range of donors.
- Accountable for compliance with donor agreements including timely submission of high-quality reporting as required.
- The BDU consists of 4 persons and the BD supervises the Grants Management & Compliance Manager;
- A member of the Country Management Team (CMT) and Country Leadership Team (CLT)
Do you have what it takes?
- Demonstrated track experience in the areas of proposal development, grants management, resource mobilisation, and/or donor contract management.
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of international donor interests, priorities and requirements and proven successes in business development and proposal writing.
- Knowledge of the various donors’ interests, priorities and requirements and horizon scanning of new and innovative funding opportunities.
- Experience of capacity building and prior experience in the design, delivery, or management of programmes in education, youth economic empowerment, water and sanitation, humanitarian response in Uganda/East Africa or in a country with similar context.
- Conceptional and analytical skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues will be essential as will strong networking, influencing and negotiation skills.
- Master’s Degree in relevant field
- Minimum five years of professional experience in development work particularly in fundraising or resource mobilization
- Knowledge and experience of gender transformative programing
- Knowledge of child rights-based approach to programming
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Location: Kampala, Uganda
Type of Role: 2 year Fixed Term contract (with possibility of extension)
Reports to: Country Director
Grade: Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing Date: 08/10/2019
Anticipated Interview Date: mid-end of September
Anticipated start date: As soon as possible
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.