Save The Children

New Business Development Intern

Save The Children

Job Description

  Level 1: The post holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work; therefore a police check will not be mandatory for this post unless the content of the post changes, in which case the Child Safeguarding level should be reviewed.


**The New Business Development Intern will be responsible for coordinating program development related activities, linking up project leads, advocacy, research, innovation and MEAL. Based on guidance from the program lead, the position will also support in developing proposals from project outlies that have already been developed. This will include donor focused funding strategies, donor engagement and proposal development process.

New Business Development

  • Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors. Use creative approaches to link programme aspirations to donor priorities, while also effectively influencing the strategies of donors.
  • Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process.
  • Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration. These strategies should reflect our ambitions and new creative thinking to achieve more for children.
  • Explore potential private sector partnerships
  • Pro-actively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Ensure key contacts, required formats and donor strategies are kept up-to-date at the country office level.
Facilitate donor engagement

  • Assist the development and regular update of donor engagement strategy to facilitate in growing the Pakistan portfolio, consistent with the Country Strategy
  • Plan and facilitate regular donor check-in/update visits with major institutional donors in Pakistan
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  • Support the development of high-value or complex proposals or bids, building on global, regional and national expertise, and ensuring the highest quality product.
  • Work within interdepartmental Coordination for programme and proposals development with Programme Teams, Security, Awards Management, Finance & Grants, and HR (for staffing requirements).
  • Produce proposal development schedules and track timelines, ensuring and facilitating coordination amongst teams – Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director Programme Operations, Finance, HR, Security and Member Services.

  • At least Bachelors-Hons (equivalent to 16 years of education) degree in business Administration, development studies, or any other social sciences degree.
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to communicate clearly; both written and orally
  • Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, able to improve performance through feedback
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) Accountability:

  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience. Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures. Child Safeguarding:

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. Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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