Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2018-07-15
Duty Station : Amman, Jordan
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

Business Development Advisor- EU & Other funding

The role

The Business Development Advisor (BDA) is a senior position within the Awards Management team. The BDA will undertake Donor Landscape Studies regularly to identify donor trends, lead in the development of a funding strategy for the 2019-2021 strategic plan period, facilitate structured donor engagement, intelligence gathering, donor scoping, track and identify donor opportunities, coordinate and write proposals for large, competitive funding opportunities. The position requires innovative thinking and creativity to package our programme strategies in ways that attract the right donor support and grow our portfolio strategically and sustainably. Recognising that many conversations with donors involve a review or update around current grants as well as discussions about new opportunities, the BDA will also be expected to remain informed about the progress of major institutional grants.

Qualifications and experience

Essential Requirement:

Significant knowledge of donor rules, regulations and funding guidelines with particular focus on Europe Aid, ECHO, UN donors, Nordic donors, World Bank, FFO, BMZ, DFID, SDC, NMFA, DRA, DFAT, GAC etc.

Demonstrated success in writing donor proposals.

Experience collaborating with and collecting technical inputs from partners/subs.

Knowledge of Common Approaches

Humanitarian/development professional with a relevant Masters' Degree or equivalent professional experience.

Recommended 7 years' experience in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in new business development

Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels

Excellent representation, presentation and communication skills.

Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets.

Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.

Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.

Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.

Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Native English Speaker preferred.

Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.


Significant experience in the region

Arabic Language skills

Contract length: 6 Months

The Organization

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 realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

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