Business Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time




800 Boylston Street
United States


General Responsibilities


Gather and analyze business intelligence; build internal capacity and systems for new business development; and support proposal development, including writing. Responsibilities are specific to bilateral and multi-lateral government partnerships.


Specific Responsibilities


Proposal Development (50%)

  • Responsible for raising funds for PIH global programs and country sites, special projects, or other themes.
  • Co-manage and support the development of single-country and multi-country proposals in response to bilateral and multi-lateral solicitations. 
  • Guide proposal development teams through donor requirements and project design processes. 
  • Coordinate the development of timelines, consolidate bid team technical reviews, and lead writing of non-technical sections and copy-editing. 
  • Lead in the assembling and submission of final proposal packages, serve as point of contact for donors on bid status, and lead award launch and after action review processes. 


Intelligence Gathering and Analysis (30%)

  • Lead daily prospecting efforts identifying potential released opportunities, interpreting information, summarizing opportunities, and making recommendations.
  • Support the review of opportunities with team leadership and complete go/no-go processes in collaboration with department and site leads.
  • Conduct online research in relation to specific opportunities, donors, geographic priorities, and technical areas.
  • Gather, compile, and analyze business information from many sources, connect this information to pre-released and released opportunities, and make recommendations.
  • Monitor current public sector donor priorities and general bilateral and multilateral funding trends.
  • Serve as the point person to 2 to 3 PIH countries, facilitating coordination of internal multi-revenue teams and monitoring progress of these fundraising plans.


Business Development Support (20%)

  • Support the development of new business development tools, systems, and policies.
  • Support the dissemination of knowledge and capacity building activities with internal colleagues through training, posting resources, communications, etc.
  • In collaboration with the team leadership, contribute to annual and multi-year business development strategies.
  • Represent PIH at external conferences and donor/partner meetings and accompany PIH technical and program leads at donor/partner meetings; complete contact reports and keep profiles updated.




  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 3-5 years’ related experience and demonstrated track record indesigning and/or implementing government-funded projects and working with bilateral, multi-lateral donors.
  • Experience and interest in global health and/or social justice strongly desirable. Field experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with program/project design tools and processes preferred.
  • Spanish speaking strongly preferred.
  • Intercultural skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 10% of time.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Superlative organizational skills; ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
  • Opportunity for learning.

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. 

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree