Business Development Manager

Plan International, Lalitpur, Nepal

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th November, 2018

Job Description

The Organisation

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 Opportunity

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 42 districts in Nepal. The main program areas in its new Country Strategy are Early Childhood Development, Education, Youth Economic Empowerment, Child Protection and Resilience, including humanitarian assistance as required. Plan International Nepal’s annual budget currently exceeds EUR 13.5M and the ambition is to grow this budget further through annual grants acquisition of between EUR10M and EUR15M.

The Business Development Manager (BDM) assures the achievement of Country Strategy and regional targets and learning regarding the funding portfolio, while assisting the Country Office in Nepal to develop a strong professional image among the plethora of donor missions present in country to ensure that additional grant funding is acquired to grow and support Plan International’s programs in Nepal.

You will identify funding opportunities in line with Plan International Nepal's program priorities, write successful grants in coordination with program colleagues and strengthen systems and processes for effective grant management.

Key deliverables will include;

  • Updating and implementing the existing funding strategy for the country program (including tactical thinking on development, humanitarian, and policy/advocacy work).
  • Sourcing and analysing information with regards to funding opportunities and grant management
  • Negotiation and liaison with internal and external stakeholders, influencing significant external donor relations in country and/or globally where appropriate.
  • Working with National Organisation (NO) counterparts to identify and win appropriate grant opportunities.
  • Driving an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to funding opportunities.
  • Leadership and capacity building of the Country Office BDU staff
  • Coordinating the development, proposal writing and packaging of successful, gender transformative grant proposals from concept through to award, including influencing and advocacy targets
  • Overseeing the cost implementation of cost recovery policy from the grants funded projects.

The Individual

  • With significant experience in the areas of proposal development, grants management, resource mobilisation, and/or donor contract management you will have excellent knowledge and understanding of international donor interests, priorities and requirements and proven successes in business development and proposal writing.
  • A strong leader you will have experience of capacity building and prior experience in the design, delivery, or management of programmes – preferably gender transformative in nature – in ECCD, education, child and youth agency, youth economic empowerment, child protection, inclusion, humanitarian response, water and sanitation, hygiene, disaster risk management and resilience; in Nepal or in a country with similar context
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues will be essential as will strong networking, influcencing and negotiation skills.


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