Business Development Officer
Title: Business Development Officer
Location: Kampala, National Office
Reporting To: Senior Business Development Officer
Purpose of the position:
To work within the Business Development Division alongside sectorial specialists and Integrated Programs staff in the design and development of grant proposals.
Support to the Business Development Division in the acquisition of new grants and monitoring opportunities by researching on donor websites, newspaper postings and through Support Offices.
Lead proposal development in selected areas of World Vision Uganda’s work during the designing of new projects and redesigning of existing ones.
Work with World Vision Uganda technical specialists and Support Offices to develop high quality, innovative proposals
Act as overall coordinator between Support Offices, partners, Quality Assurance and Integrated Programs during the design process until project start up.
Review and improve concepts to proposal level
Initiate new proposals based on relevant calls for proposals
Develop and maintain strong relationships with principal donors and understand donor’s emerging priorities
Support the Division in identifying strategic partners to strengthen World Vision Uganda’s position in bidding for new awards
Identify other strategic partnerships in Uganda and conduct due diligence exercises for partners involved in new proposal development. Ensure that partner relations are maintained and improved
Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
University degree in management, development, or related field;
A minimum of 4 years work experience in proposal development from a recognized international orgnasation.
Experience in project design and writing proposals to a high standard.
A clear understanding of major donors’ perspectives, requirements and standards