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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Business Development Manager Job at LivingGoods - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Business Development Manager

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Deadline of this Job:
31st May, 2017.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Life at LivingGoods
LivingGoods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At LivingGoods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas everyday. If you work well in a dynamic. highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. LivingGoods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page. For more information about Living Goods, please visit:  follow us @Living_Goods
Title: Business Development Manager
Location : Kampala, Uganda
Reports to : Deputy Director, Regional Business Development
The Opportunity
LivingGoods is on a rapid growth trajectory - we plan to expand our coverage from 1.9 million people to reach 5.8 million people, almost tripling in size by 2020. To support these ambitious goals, the Living Goods Business Development team will have to raise significant iundsfrom bilateral, multilateral and institutional donors in the US and globally. As such the Business Development Team at Living Goods is growing quickly, to include a new position that supports our growing prospects.
We are seeking a passionate individual with a strong track record of delivering results to join our funrlraising team to tarther develop and build out our pipeline oi funding opportunities. This is a tremendous opportunity to be a part oi an innovative, dynamic and collaborative team that is looking to scale thoughtfully but ambitiously. The position will focus on external facing relationship building with key bilateral, multilateral and institutional donors and implementing partners at the regional and country level with a focus on Kenya and Uganda. The candidate will also be expected to secure new grants by tracking and scoping priority opportunities, building partnerships with implementers as needed, and shepherding opportunities through to proposal submission— this will include internal tasks such as proposal writing, program design, budgeting, and the preparation of supplementary documentation. This position will require an exceptional eye for detail, a strong sense of prolessional iudgment and responsibility, and solid writing and communications skills. This role will lead business development for Uganda, and will be based in Kampala, Uganda, reporting to the Deputy Director of Business Development, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the roll out the LivingGoods Business development strategy in East Africa, particularly with bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Build and manage high value portfolio of existing donors and potential new prospects. For example:
  • Research, track and analyze new funding opportunities and competitive intelligence and maintain a pipeline of opportunities relevant to LivingGoods
  • Develop and support the Uganda Country Director’s cultivation and strengthening of relationships with prospective funders, implementing partners, government officials and other key stake holders in the region
  • Shepherd funding opportunities through all of the required stages and decision-making processes, including coordinating partners, writing concepts/proposals and putting together supplementary materials as needed to successfully submit applications
  • Support the program teams to steward existing donor relationships, including reporting
  • Proactively support the business development team with process improvements including internal coordination on capture planning, proposal development and stakeholder engagement. This includes developing appropriate tools and resources to support more streamlined processes
  • Quickly develop a strong fluency in Living Goods key portfolio of health interventions to support external representation within the donor and implementing partner communities
  • Serve as an articulate and enthusiastic spokesperson for the organization at meetings with demonstrable capacity to represent LivingGoods on your own
  • Support with hosting key donor visits in Uganda
  • Support LivingGoods to develop key collateral for business development, external communications, and advocacy among priority stakeholders
  • Work closely with the partnerships team to support the expansion of LivingGoods operations through implementing partnerships in Kenya and Uganda, and to new countries as needed
  • Work closely with the advocacy and government relations team to support activities to influence donors and partners, including supporting the development of livingGoods external facing communications collateral
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 4 to 5years professional experience with fundraising/business development in the international development space required
  • Experience living/working in the developing world preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated passion for LivingGoods‘ mission and alignment with its values
  • Superb communication skills across all mediums that engage and inspire others, particularly with writing
  • Ability to support both backend (e.g. administrative tasks) and frontend (e.g. relationship management) roles
  • Superior customer focus and relationship management orientation
  • - Proficiency with Sales force and Microsoft Office
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity
Job application procedure
To apply for this position please visit our career page on . Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. DEADLINE: 31st May, 2017.