Business Development Manager

Posted: 1 year ago

Project Management
Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting to
Chief Operating Officer

Job Description

The Business Development Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team, who will contribute to the business development process and the production of winning proposals that enable the organization to grow strategically. S/he will be confident and service-oriented and will have the ability to assist with initiatives from proposal-specific duties to overall team management, projections, and opportunity tracking. The Business Development Manager works with the Executive team to increase funding in support of the organization’s mission by managing, writing, and finalizing proposals and concept notes that are submitted to donors related to Health, Agriculture, and Environment funding sources, as well as others upon request, including opportunities, focused on youth, economic development, etc.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review government and other public sector Requests for Application (RFA) and/or Requests for Proposals (RFPs), to determine strategy for application and lead cross-functional teams to design and write proposals
  • Implement strategies for identifying, tracking, and engaging potential clients and creating tailored proposals to meet their needs.
  • Represent the organization and attend regular meetings with government officials, donors, and other partners to ensure success of programmatic activities.
  • Keep the Executive Officer apprised of all developments on the projects within their portfolio.
  • Take the lead in generating presentations for donor solicitations, working with relevant team members to finalize proposals, through following a structured review process
  • Write, review, and edit proposals and concept notes to donors, including development of the technical approach, conducting basic desk research, document formatting, and the development of situation analysis, capacity statements, past performance references.
  • Ensure that project deliverables, such as reports and financial statements, are submitted to donors and partners on time.
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
  • Identify external industry, national, or global work trends that impact our business and contribute ideas about potential positive and negative impacts of external trends on teamwork in group discussions.
  • Other responsibilities that may be added based on business requirements.
Key Skills & Competency:
Commitment & Integrity 5
Proficiency with MS Office Suite and other presentation tools like Canva 5
Subject matter expert and thought leader 5
Accountability and proactiveness 4
Excellent people management skills 5
Ability to influence decision making and negotiate to obtain desired result 5
Extensive risk management skills 4
Strategy development and implementation 4
Excellent written and oral communication skills 5
Education & Experience

Professional Experience

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in managing proposal development processes

Academic Qualification

An advanced degree in a relevant field preferred and can substitute for up to 2 of the required years of experience described above

Professional Experience

Strong expertise in writing proposal sections and ability to strengthen team members' capacity in proposal writing, particularly related to management, personnel, qualifications, and similar sections.

Professional Experience

Strong understanding of corporate BD processes and management, including proposal resourcing, budget and consultant tracking, and other tasks.

Relationship Management

Demonstrated flexibility and interpersonal skills to interact with employees at all levels.
Working Conditions



Health & Safety

Health Maintenance Plan & Gym Membership

Employee Benefits

Career Development Packages

Work Hours

45 Hours per week

Work Type