Business Development Manager

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

How have Plan International responded to the Ukraine Crisis?

Since March 2022, Plan International has been responding to the crisis in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, and Moldova to meet the needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities, and we are also extending operations in Ukraine itself.

We are supporting an integrated education and child protection response, incorporating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), with cash and voucher assistance (CVA) as a modality. 

The Role

The conflict in Ukraine is resulting in a major humanitarian crisis with over 3 million people having fled to neighboring countries, and millions displaced within Ukraine. Plan International is responding to the crisis and working in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, Moldova and now Ukraine to meet the key needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities.  

This position will play a key role in the support to country level activities and will provide technical support and guidance to Plan International teams and partners in Romania.

You will be responsible for; 

Maintaining a strong donor portfolio  

  • Proactively working with National Organisation (NO) counterparts to identify and win appropriate grant opportunities. 
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development, writing and packaging of successful grant proposals from concept through to award
  • Developing and maintaining links with institutional donors, UN agencies ensuring Plan International is recognised as a go to agency for gender equity programming in humanitarian crises.  

The Requirements


  • Extensive experience in humanitarian fundraising, quality proposal development and networking
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and leading strategic planning processes 
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills