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SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

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CARE USA | Washington, DC
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The Competitive Bids Unit Senior Business Development Specialist plays a key role in managing USG and World Bank proposal development, building CARE staff capacity in business development, and supporting overall funding portfolio growth for their assigned portfolio. This role includes leading capture and managing proposal development efforts; gathering intel and networking; coordinating CBU’s support to CARE Country Offices responding to bids; liaising with partners/potential partners and assisting with negotiations for scopes of work; conceptualizing CARE’s role in potential projects; reviewing draft proposals; and coordinating final submission. 

Additionally, the Senior Business Development Specialist works closely with other members of the Competitive Bids Unit, Country Teams, and HQ staff to anticipate, gather intel, and plan for opportunities relevant to their assigned portfolio; track donor trends and ensure responsiveness to donor requirements and nuances; support external engagements relevant to portfolio; and ensure consistency with CARE’s best practices and Country needs and interest in each proposal. 

The Senior Specialist also supports development and maintenance of systems, processes, and tools to facilitate competitive responses to RFAs/RFPs; supports preparation of analytical reports aimed at process improvement or in support of strategic planning and growth; and provides leadership to build CARE staff capacity to successfully pursue bids. S/he leads relevant capacity building efforts for building staff skills and knowledge of competitive bidding.

The Senior Business Development Specialist supervises a Proposal Development Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Portfolio and proposal management
  • Staff management
  • Learning and capacity building
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in development related field
  • 6-8 years of experience in US Government proposal development (including USAID, Department of State, BPRM, and CDC)
  • Staff management experience is strongly preferred
  • Excellent writing skills with special emphasis on clear, persuasive language; strong editing skills;
  • Knowledge of USG proposal requirements
  • Knowledge of USG rules and regulations


The Competitive Bids Unit Senior Business Development Specialist plays a key role in managing USG and World Bank proposal development, building CARE staff capacity in business development, and supporting overall funding portfolio…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

1899 L St NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

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