Business Development / Proposal Development Consultant

Contract Type: Roster

Full time (flexible working options available)

Homebased – UK

Closing Date: 22 May 2023

Please Note – This is a consultancy opportunity.

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for candidates who possess experience in the areas of business development, proposal management, and proposal pricing with proven experience with one or more of:

  • FCDO (grants and services contracts)
  • World Bank contracts
  • Thematic Funding bodies (GPE, ECW, PON, GAVI etc.)
  • Corporate partners

Successful applicants will be invited to join our Business Development Consultancy Database for invitations to quote for future short-term business development / proposal management / project mobilization consultancies.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

How does it work?

Our business / proposal development consultancy database enables quick procurement of short-term consultancy when it is needed. We pre-assess consultants against various capability /experience criteria. If your experience and capabilities are deemed a good fit, we will reach out to request that you fill out our consultancy registration form. Our team will then review and reach out to confirm if you have been added to our database. If you are interested in this opportunity, please do upload your CV.

We are seeking expertise in any or all of the following broad areas:

Creating commercial strategies

  • Pricing for service contracts.
  • Payment by Results funding modalities
  • Value for Money (writing narratives & incorporating into project design)
  • Knowledge/experience of FCDO/ WB compliance
  • Experience of conducting Due Diligence assessments & risk analysis during programme design.

Bid development and management of programme design processes

  • Prepositioning and capture planning.
  • Management of Programme design process and facilitation fo programme design workshops.
  • Manage proposal development including writing and integrating inputs from technical experts, operational specialists and finance professionals.
  • Researching, writing, and assembling donor specific presentations, bids, and proposals.
  • Proofreading editing written documents and providing suggestions and concept development to enhance bids and proposals.

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately, once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.

How to apply

To apply please visit our website:—uk/6373/description/

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