Business Development Manager at Christian Blind Mission (CBM)

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NGO, NPO & Charity KSh Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

Lead the in-country stakeholder mapping, prioritization and develop strategies for networking.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Local Lead of key Business Development (BD) activities:

  • Lead of country specific Business Development (BD) activities, coordinating with the Country Director (CD), Regional Programme Manager and relevant technical leads
  • Coordination of country input in opportunity assessment and proposal development
  • Identify and track relevant upcoming funding opportunities – through advance intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources – and inform relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Conduct a periodic pipeline analysis and presentations to CO senior management to refocus on strategic financing and growth.

Project Management of BD initiatives:

  • Implementation of the Country Pilot Programme: Local set-up (including landscape analysis, where required), tracking implementation, monitoring / reporting, and troubleshooting – reporting back to the Country Director and Institutional Donors BD Lead.

Planning and Coordination:

  • Assessment of Partner portfolio vs. BD targets, support development of in-country Consortia portfolio and new partners
  • Input into Country Strategic Planning
  • Coordinate BD plans within the CBM ‘three Way Working Model’
  • Communicate status updates and collaborate with Institutional Donors team on progress against BD goals and donor lead
  • Manage ID open solicitations and other proposal submissions, including teaming discussions and bid strategy, oversight of and contribution to design and cost proposal, capacity statements, and internal review/quality control processes as per set timelines.
  • Ensure that all business meetings are duly minuted, tracked, and coordinated with line manager.
  • Establish long standing and successful relationship with key partners through conducting stakeholders mapping and developing strategies to building relationship**.**

Donor Development, Relationship Management & Networking:

  • Lead the in-country stakeholder mapping, prioritization and develop strategies for networking.
  • Relationship management and Networking with donor and strategic partner contacts in the country,
  • Represent CBM’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor-specific peer networks
  • Opportunity-identification and horizon-scanning for new strategic prospects within core donor set Support development and management of strategic partnership, in liaison with the Country Office Programme Manager and Finance Manager


  • Support the development of Country Office capacity in order to increase financial gains for CBM strategy 2030.
  • Setup and support implementation of capacity-building and strengthening activities within Country Office, while at the same time fostering lateral learning
  • University Degree in social work, development studies or any other relevant course
  • Substantive experience in the development sector in project management, business development and consortium approaches to programming
  • Experience working with and designing for bilateral and multilateral donor funding mechanisms, policies, and procedures.
  • Proven track fund raising track record.
  • Knowledge and experience in business development, fundraising concepts and practice in the development sector
  • Proficiency in writing, editing, research, organization and time management
  • Experience in capacity building and providing technical support and guidance
  • Structured, quality-oriented and solution-oriented approach to work
  • Independent, outgoing personality with high professional & social competence and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments, cultures, and time zones
  • Very good knowledge of English, additional language skills (German or French) are an advantage
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel to partner countries of development cooperation
  • Willingness to adhere and commit to CBM’s Code of conduct, CBM Values and Safeguarding Policy

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