CARE International in Rwanda is seeking to recruit a “Business Development Coordinator”
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We seek a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International aims to be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.
Overview of the Role
The Business Development Coordinator leads on new business development to ensure CARE’s Rwanda financial sustainability; leading the development and implementation of an effective resource mobilization strategy; creating, identifying, and accessing new funding opportunities; maintaining a consistent standard of donor relationship and high-quality proposal development; and actively seeking to grow income for the CARE country programs through (national, multi country or global) funding opportunities and building partnerships with donors and civil society stakeholders.
S/he plays a key role in the oversight, management, and quality control of the entire proposal development process, ensuring a compliant and donor-responsive proposal that meets both funder and CARE requirements and internal standards.
S/he supports the program team in the development of innovative programs for subsequent submissions to donors. Finally, the BDC plays an important role in advocating for proposals to reflect CARE’s innovative program and approaches.
Requirements for the Role
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Economics, Development Management, International development, Law, Business Administration, Social Science or Development Studies, other relevant fields)
Post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject involving research methods & statistics
8 years’ experience in designing and implementing resource mobilization strategies in a development context;
A minimum of 3 years (of the 5 years) experience in proposal writing for institutional donors, foundations, private sector, etc
Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
Demonstrable experience and success in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors for an international agency like CARE
Demonstrated ability to devise and implement resource mobilisation strategies
Proven ability to identify/develop/maintain business opportunities and partnerships
Experience of working with and coaching technical teams to develop complex program proposals that are funded by institutional donors
Experience facilitating proposal workshops and trainings
Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills
Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units. Proven ability to utilise talent and expertise of team members to achieve objectives
Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment
Experience of skills capacity building in relation to programme funding or related field
Superior verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues.
Good familiarity with government decision-making processes, both political and technical, including budget processes, appropriation, protocols, and communications
Strong proven ability to identify and articulate strategic and policy issues through effective oral and written briefs
Strong people skills and team worker
Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks
Excellent computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation
Solid understanding of a rights-based and gender justice approach,
Experience in the NGO sector
Experience with USG and EU guidelines and procedures
Knowledge of Kinyarwanda
Good knowledge and awareness of issues related to CARE’s programmatic objectives
Good knowledge about key issues of development and transition in the ECA/Great Lakes region
How to Apply
Interested candidates shall click to the “Apply“ button bellow and submit their application.
Deadline: August 22 , 2022.
CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We are an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, diversity and Inclusion. CARE’s focus as an organization is to empower women and girls as we strongly believe that they are most affected by poverty. In line with our values, we highly encourage women to apply for this position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.
*Disclaimer: CARE International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment.