Head of Business Development & Resource Mobilization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. 

Head of Business Development & Resource Mobilization will lead on mobilizing resources and new business development in the country by building strategic relationships with donors and partners, actively tracking and analyzing country pipelines and portfolios including linkages to broader regional initiatives, capture planning for key must win in-country opportunities, and for ensuring that well-coordinated and competitive proposal management processes are used to achieve Plan International Bangladesh’s Vision 2030.  
  • The role will actively seek to grow the country’s funding base through various strategic initiatives and effective interdepartmental coordination.
  • This includes improving insights of country pipelines and new opportunities, linking them with broader regional initiatives; in collaboration with DPDL, leading on donor engagement planning and opportunity tracking, developing and reviewing strategic approaches to fundraising, enhancing capture planning, and delivering high quality, competitive proposals that contribute to the Country Strategic Plan.
  • Head of Business Development & Resource Mobilization will guide the business development specialists in positioning, capture planning, and lead proposal development.
  • S/He will also work support the Grants Finance and Compliance advisor to ensure all grants compliance in managed effectively and efficiently.
  • In addition to displaying a high level of competency in business development and team working, s/he should demonstrate an aptitude for strategic thinking, data and trend analysis and process improvement and grants and compliance.
What we’re looking for:
  • We need a self-motivated and energetic development professional with a relevant Masters' Degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Someone who has a minimum of 8 years business development experience with minimum 5 years in managerial role and minimum 4 years of managing a team in International development organization.
  • Must have concrete successful track record of winning minimum 15-25 million USD proposals.
  • Needs to have excellent English writing/editing skills, budget review/development skills and presentation/communication skills along with experience in leading development of large-scale and strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language diversity.
  • S/he should have highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds/cultures and have experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward.
  • Also have ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner. Finally, strong commitment to Plan International values.