Business Development Expert (BDE)

January 25, 2022

Job Description

the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs of improving Sexual and Reproductive Health, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Business Development Expert (BDE)
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description

BDEs skilled in grant and proposal writing strive to set goals and develop plans for business and revenue growth for the organization and also to receive funding from different donor organizations / individuals by researching, drafting, and submitting proposals.
He/she is responsible for discovering grant opportunities / building and maintaining relationships with funders, donors, and other stakeholders within the community.

Specific Responsibilities

Setting goals and developing plans for business and revenue growth
Planning and implementing new target market initiatives
Scoping Donors’ funding landscapes to identify grants that match the objectives of the organization
Analyze grant / funding solicitations issued by donors; explore and develop partnership options with organizations and provide information and recommendations to inform decision-making about the opportunity
Study and comply with the requirements for Request for Proposals / Request for Applications (RFPs/RFAs)
Develop proposals for matching grants, collaborate with Graphic Designers during layout, conduct a final review of proposals, and ensure they are ready for timely submission
Edit documents for accuracy and clarity and format documents based on submission requirements
Respond to funder questions and incorporate feedback and revisions
Submit / present grant proposals to potential investors, donors and business partners
Maintain accurate record of past and present grant opportunities, deadlines, and proposals
Networking: develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with current and potential donors and other stakeholders
Collaborate with partner organizations including negotiating partner roles and responsibilities, planning and facilitating internal and external strategy meetings and leading proposal development teams.
Detail the impact of a grant
Attend kick-off meetings to determine project scope
Help create project schedules and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of MBBS Degree.
A Masters’ Degree in Public Health is an added advantage.

Required Experience:

The candidate must have at least 7 years cross-cutting experience with NGO in International Health and Development issues, Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal New-born, Child, and Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N), HIV Management and Prevention, Malaria Control and Prevention and Gender Based Violence.
He/she must have skills in Grant Proposal Writing
He/she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills to present ARFH’s business development opportunities and proposal plans in a concise and articulate way and for drafting compelling and responsive content for technical proposals.
Must be detail-oriented, possess knowledge of current trends in donor interests, have negotiation skills and be able to conduct thorough research.
Have high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite utilization, excellent organization and communication / interpersonal / presentation skills with ability to multitask and work on tight deadlines.
Willingness and ability to travel.

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Send a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in only one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the job to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails / mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees. 
Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of their referees.
Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply.
ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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