The Regional Business Development Advisor for SCI led-funding will primarily lead on WFP and UNHCR business development opportunities in the region, while also providing support as required to all SCI-led /directly received related business development support across countries in their region (and others as may be required). SCI-led funding is a new portfolio within the Save the Children movement requiring a new way of working, new donors and partners, and collaboration across the Country, Region, and Centre offices. This role will provide guidance, surge support, and capacity building on business development, opportunity capture planning, proposal development and all related relationships with donors and partners.
As a result, they will act as the main focal point for all Country Offices in their region when it comes to any WFP, UNHCR, and SCI-led business development needs and capacity gaps and are responsible for reporting on related pipeline and portfolio analyses. In so doing, they will actively support members and countries to identify, qualify and track all WFP, UNHCR, and SCI-led funding and partnership opportunities in a systematic manner in pursuit of both country and regional funding strategies.
Working extensively with others in the region, the Regional Business Development Advisor will also support the wider team in tracking and analysing country and regional pipeline and portfolios, on capture planning for key must win new opportunities in the region, and for ensuring well-coordinated and competitive proposal management processes are used in all contexts. The post holder will also centrally support and ensure that continuous learning is systemic across the region’s business development community. Where appropriate, the post holder will also actively seek to grow the region’s income for the Movement, will lead on key multi-country funding opportunities and regional consortium partnerships as required, and will support the wider Regional Resource Mobilisation team/community in providing strategic leadership to member and countries on specific resource mobilisation needs, capacity and best practices for their region.
In order to be successful, you will bring/have:
- Five plus years demonstrated experience identifying and securing funding directly from major government donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors and/or foundations. (eg USAID, FDCO, INTPA/ECHO, UNICEF, etc)
- Specific experience of successful WFP and/or UNHCR proposal development is essential
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating the development of major proposals to institutional, trust, foundations and corporate philanthropic donors
- Demonstrated ability to solve complex issues through critical thinking, analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
- A high degree of attention to detail and the ability to lead key tasks (e.g. proposal development) to on-time completion under significant pressure
- Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with a wide range of internal colleagues and stakeholders (e.g., program technical, awards compliance, finance, program operations)
- Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including communicating with impact, influencing, negotiation, and coaching
- A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs. Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time
- Experience in project and change management related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
- Fluency in English and Arabic is a must
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found through the following link Regional Business Development Advisor
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
How to apply
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