Jobs at Save the Children for a Business Development Manager

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children
in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United
States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats
children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by
improving their health,
education and economic opportunities. In times
of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children
recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each
year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities
around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work
to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

Save the Children is recruiting to fill the vacant job position below:

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Abuja, Nigeria
Job Description

  • Save The Children is looking to add a dynamic, organized
    Business Development Manager who is passionate about being a part of a
    global team of individuals committed to improving the lives of children
    in Nigeria.
  • The Business Development Manager works as part of the Program
    Development and Quality team to assist in proposal development,
    including coordinating proposal development processes and contributing
    to proposal writing.

Successful candidates should have:

  • Experience writing reports or proposals for donors, including
    institutional donors (i.e. government agencies such as DFID, USAID,
  • Experience at an INGO and knowledge of some technical areas such
    as humanitarian assistance, health, nutrition, protection, education,
    livelihoods or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with large teams and to communicate clearly
  • Excellent writing skills and a talent for writing concisely and conceptualizing ideas for graphics that convey key information
  • Experience leading or taking part in proposal development for USAID, DFID, other bilaterals, foundations and/or corporations
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Key Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly review solicitations/calls for funding and summarize key details for relevant individuals
  • Help the proposal team to identify and address any gaps in the program design or other pieces of the proposal
  • Collaborate with the proposal team to incorporate the suggestions of proposal reviewers
  • Format and edit proposals and ensure a high quality final products
  • Follow proposal calendar and meet established deadlines
  • Coordinate the overall development process for proposals,
    including setting timelines for the proposal team, providing relevant
    templates and guidance, communicating donor requirements, and ensuring
    collaboration with all relevant units within the Save the Children
    Nigeria office
  • Collate and integrate inputs from technical experts and staff
    into a narrative that clearly conveys proposal win themes, and
    importantly, is compliant with all donor instructions and requirements


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years overall experience, with 2 years in writing and/or developing proposals in response to solicitations from donors


  • Exceptional conceptual, analytical, writing, and editing skills,
    including knack for synthesizing large amounts of information into
    persuasive, clear language and graphics.


  • Ability to consistently meet multiple deadlines.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  25th October, 2016.

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