GOAL – Business Development Coordinator (Nairobi)

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GOAL is searching for the next Business Development Coordinator. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable experience working for an international NGO and to lead global efforts in the implementation of GOAL’s funding strategy. If you are a determined, passionate individual looking to work with an ambitious funding strategy, then this role is perfect for you.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
    • 7+ years’ experience, at least 5 of which demonstrates a continued progress of institutional fundraising for humanitarian or development programming
  • Successful track record securing multiple high-value grants from institutional donors, trusts or foundations such as USAID (OFDA, FFP), BPRM, DFID, EC, Irish Aid, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Ability to represent GOAL with donors, other INGO’s, commercial and other external institutions
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people, often on a remote basis
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload, work under own initiative and remain flexible to changing priorities
  • Proven analytical skills, ability to think strategically and educated to a degree level
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% – 60%
As the Business Development Coordinator, you will be reporting to the Senior Business Development and Innovation Manager. The location for this post is flexible, but preferably based in South or East Africa. Preferable locations are in Johannesburg/South Africa, Addis Ababa/Ethiopia, Kampala/Uganda or in Nairobi/Kenya. You will play a lead role in proposal development processes for high value and strategic calls.
The key responsibilities of the role will be:
  • Lead the development of high-quality funding proposals (concept notes, expression of interests, proposals and commercial bids) these could include complex multi-year, multi-country proposals, submitted in consortia or partnership with other organisations and where GOAL is either a sub or prime.
  • Travel internationally to meet partners, coordinate design workshops, and work within the team to develop a proposal strategy and design
  • Identify and track relevant upcoming donor funding opportunities, through desk-based research, advanced intelligence gathering, partner relationships and other available resources
  • Support and manage pre-bid proposal preparations including teaming, strategy development, oversight of and contribution to technical design, governance and management structure, and other relevant elements of the proposal.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of GOAL’s Business Development systems through helping develop better tools, systems, techniques and strategies for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new opportunities and managing institutional knowledge.
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission.
Our package includes a competitive salary, 22 days annual leave and the possibility to join our Health care scheme. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. Candidates must be entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.
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