Business Development Manager - Laos - Tenders Global

Business Development Manager – Laos

Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International has been working in Laos since 2007. Between 2021 and 2026, we currently aim to reach 1,028 million people including 700,000 adolescent girls. This is 15% of the Lao population and 100% of all adolescent girls in Laos. We will work towards this goal by perusing gender transformative health and nutrition, education, youth economic development and adolescent sexual and reproductive rights programs. Our overarching influencing goal is to combat child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Laos; and advance children’s rights and gender equality.

The financial resourcing objective in Laos is to grow and diversify sources of income over the next five years for successful implementation of the next Country Strategy. The Business Development Manager is needed to support this aim, while assisting the Country Office to develop a strong professional image among Plan donors and National Offices.

Do you have what it takes?

This role is responsible for identifying funding opportunities in line with Plan International Laos programme priorities, writing successful grants proposal in coordination with programmes and operations colleagues and strengthening systems and processes for effective grant management Contributes to new business development and entrepreneurial approaches to fundraising, including philanthropies and working with the private sector. Works with Laos Country team, National Offices and thematic technical experts across Plan International to develop and submit quality concept notes and project proposals to increase Laos restricted funding and achieve income targets established in the country funding strategy



  • University degree and at least 10 years’ experience in resource mobilisation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of study, training or practical experience on grants acquisition.
  • Knowledge of the various donors interests, priorities and requirements.
  • Strong understanding of traditional and emerging donor ecosystems in Southeast Asia is desirable.
  • Ideally a knowledge about the Laos culture as well as the funding environment.
  • Strong knowledge about child rights programming.


  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Local language skills will be an advantage.
  • Advanced negotiating skills.
  • Proven strategic relationship management skills.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Excellent people skills and team builder.
  • Planning and monitoring.
  • Capacity development, coaching, mentoring, training and facilitation skills.
  • High level of computer proficiency.


  • Ability to maintain strategic vision and link with everyday work.
  • Clear and effective communication style that builds relationships and influences others, in-person and virtually.
  • Proactive, demonstrates record of creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • Accountability and responsibility for own performance.
  • Promotes teamwork and cooperation.
  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities.
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitivity.

For a detailed job description, please click on the below link: JD BDM Laos – Final 16 Dec 2022.docx

Location: We will be recruiting globally for this role, but the individual must be based in Vientiane Laos and therefore support with relocation is available.

Type of Role: 2 Year renewable contract

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: Sunday, 29th January 2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with, and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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