JOB: Business Planning and Proposal Associate

Job Summary:

 

 

Supports activities for the development of business plans and programs to support projects and/or programs in designated market segments; identifies volume and strategic customers; and develops partnerships. Analyzes market data and coordinates across FHI 360 Business Units to identify trends/opportunities; develops strategic direction from market information and creates compelling market analysis presentations. Manages a portfolio of current and prospective partners and works with cross functional teams to provide leadership with the goal of achieving the strategic plan. Conducts analysis for joint ventures, collaborative agreements, and research opportunities.

 

Accountabilities:

 

  • Tracks, reports and coordinates on the status of all Regional Office proposals.
  • Ensures that the Regional Office team is informed of all developments on tracked proposals.
  • Participates in Business Unit Business Development meetings across the organization.
  • Provides support to Regional Office countries regarding business plans.
  • Manages and supports partnerships with strategic internal partners
  • Assists Regional Office Program Managers with business strategies, planning, and other business development concerns or needs, to support Country Offices.
  • Provides, facilitates, and coordinates conferences and meeting support for networking purposes.
  • Provides support and planning for business development initiatives including conferences and meetings.
  • Develops proposals and client relationships for functional groups and external clients.
  • Coordinates the development of business plans and project plans, budgets, contracts, and scope with management.
  • Serves as a relationship manager to develop organization wide strategies for a portfolio of key funders.
  • Provides targeted capacity building assistance as required.
  • Serves, supports and maintains partnerships with internal and external business stakeholders.

 

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with business development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to analyze data, identify trends and prepare reports. ● Ability to negotiate, influences, and collaborate with others.

 

Problem Solving & Impact:

 

  • Works on problems that are complex and require analysis of data and evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined practices and procedures to select methods and techniques to obtain results. ● Decisions and actions may affect a work unit or area within a department.

 

Supervision Given/Received:

 

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Supervises and provides guidance to lower level personnel. May act as team lead. ● Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.

 

Education:**

 

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or Related Field.

 

Experience:**

 

  • Typically requires 5-8 years of experience with business development internationally and domestic.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Overseas work experience preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

 

Typical Physical Demands:

 

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. ● Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.  

Technology to be Used:

 

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office

telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.  

Travel Requirements:

 

  • Less than 10%

 

 

** Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.

 

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. 

 

Disclaimer: Note the Compensation Band that appears on the job description is associated with those jobs assigned to the US Salary Structure and employees that are paid from US payroll. The Compensation Band for all national local employees aligns to the Compensation Structure based on the Country location of the job.

 

Job Summary:

Supports activities for the development of strategic business plans and programs to support projects and/or programs in designated market segments; identifies volume and strategic customers; and develops partnerships. Analyzes market data to identify trends/opportunities; develops strategic direction from market information and creates compelling market analysis presentations. Manages a portfolio of current and prospective partners and works with cross-functional teams to provide leadership with the goal of achieving the strategic plan. Conducts analysis for joint ventures, collaborative agreements, and research opportunities.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Manages and supports partnerships with donors and strategic partners by conducting research and analyses.
  • Assists country offices with business strategies, planning, and other business development concerns or needs.
  • Manages portfolio of potential partners or funders to ensure they align with the company’s vision and strategic goals.
  • Provides, facilitates, and coordinates conferences and meeting support for networking purposes.
  • Provides support and planning for business development initiatives including conferences and meetings.
  • Develops proposals and client relationships for functional groups and external clients.
  • Participates with business plans and project plans by developing budgets, contracts, and scope with management.
  • Serves as a relationship manager to develop organization wide strategies for a portfolio of key funders.
  • Provides support to key countries regarding business planning and strategic plans.
  • Tracks and reports on the status of all business proposals and implements process improvement plans among cross–functional teams to achieve strategic goals.
  • Provides targeted capacity building assistance as required.
  • Serves, supports and maintains partnerships with internal and external business stakeholders.

 

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with business
  • development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, identify trends and prepare reports.
  • Ability to negotiate, influences, and collaborate with others.

 

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems that are complex and require analysis of data and evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined practices and procedures to select methods and techniques to obtain results.
  • Decisions and actions may affect a work unit or area within a department.

 

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Supervises and provides guidance to lower level personnel. May act as team lead.
  • Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or Related Field.

 

Experience:

  • Typically requires 5-8 years of experience with business development internationally and
  • domestic.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Overseas work experience preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

 

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

 

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

 

 

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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