Plan International

Business Development Manager

Plan International

Job Description

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian charity 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 it is 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. By 2022 we want to help 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International Jordan was established in 2016 and has programmes in Azraq refugee camp and host communities.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Business Development and donor relationship management

· Lead the Design of responsive, compliant and high quality technical and financial proposals to a range of donors ensuring that targets are met and exceeded where possible

· Build and maintain relationships with different NOs to ensure that they are able to target institutional donor representatives, fund managers and partners; understand their needs and objectives and present to them Plan International Jordan.

· Develop or strengthen effective systems for identifying and responding to new opportunities in order to secure funding from different donors via NOs which supports Plan International Jordan’s strategy.

· Maintain strong working relationships with Regional Office and key National Office staff, and directly and through the team provide appropriate information to National Offices in relation to donor liaison.

Team communication

· Work closely with Technical Specialists to co-develop high quality, gender sensitive and innovative proposals with National Offices, leading by ensuring that necessary technical and financial support is available.

· Ensure effective communication and inclusion among team members, national and regional offices and with other key stakeholders.

Other Responsibilities

· Review and coordinate the process of developing various donor reports, data and information as requested by the different National Offices.

· Undertake other tasks as requested by the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director.

General

· Ensure that all activities undertaken on behalf of Plan International, internally or externally, are in line with the overall aims of the organisation and with policies and procedures

· Participate in training and other activities as requested.

· Commitment to Plan’s position on promoting children’s rights and Gender Equality, and integrating this into all aspects of work

· Commitment to child safeguarding and to being confident and competent in meeting safeguarding responsibilities.

Level of child protection Responsibility: Medium – He/She has responsibility for ensuring Child Protection procedures or policies are adhered to.

Skills and Qualifications:

• Masters level degree in social science, international development or related technical discipline relevant to Plan International’s Strategy is strongly preferred; Bachelor degree in relevant discipline combined with substantive work and international field experience will be considered;
• 5-7 years of experience in working with UN and/or INGO environment and responsible for proposal development for different donors; substantive relevant experience in proposal development for other multilateral or bilateral donors;
• Ability to coordinate multiple proposal developments simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff.
• Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications;
• Attention to detail;
• Willingness and ability to travel internationally;
• Excellent command of English and working knowledge of a second language: Arabic preferred;
• International field experience is a plus.

  • Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)


  • We are open and accountable


  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.


  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.


  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.


  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.


  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.


  • We strive for lasting impact


  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.


  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.


  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.


  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.


  • We work well together


  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.


  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.


  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.


  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


  • We are inclusive and empowering


  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.


  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.


  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.


  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


Type of Role: One year fixed term contract

Location: Remote with four travels per annum to Jordan

Level of Contact with Children : Low contact

Reports to: The Country Director

Closing Date: 18th June 2020

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