Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
CARE is seeking a Business Development Specialist who will be a part of the Institutional Funding & Strategy (IFS) team and will play a key role in the oversight, management, and quality control of the entire proposal development process. This person will ensure a compliant and donor-responsive proposal, that meets both funder and CARE requirements and internal standards. Particularly, the Business Development Specialist coordinates the development of proposals, primarily to the US Government including both prime and sub bids under $20 million. This role includes: coordinating IFS support to CARE CO's responding to USG bids, as assigned; liaising with partners; helping conceptualize the CARE role in potential projects; reviewing draft proposals for quality and compliance; leading proposal development efforts, as assigned, and on occasion being deployed to the field to manage the proposal process and facilitate design workshops.
The Business Development Specialist works closely with the other members of IFS and with CO and HQ staff to ensure responsiveness to the requirements of the RFP/A, and consistency with CARE’s best practices and CO needs and interests. He/she develops and maintains systems to facilitate CARE's response to RFPs/As; prepares analytical reports of past CARE experiences to reflect on lessons learned. This person will be tasked with designing and facilitating workshops to build CARE staff capacity to successfully pursue bids. Lastly, the Business Development Specialist plays an important role in advocating for proposals to reflect CARE's proposal and programming standards.