Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager will lead on Donors’ engagement and networking, designing the country office response, and together with the technical advisers, develop numerous high-value proposals for a range of institutional donors.  The post holder will be expected to lead the coordination between technical and operational teams to map the needs and ensure that proposals are developed in good coordination and produced of high quality. The Business Development Manager will also ensure that programmes are developed using an integrated, cross-sectoral approach. In addition, the post holder is also expected to work closely with the Finance and Award teams to ensure that proposals, reports and projects are developed and implemented in compliance with donor requirements and also with the TAs and HR team to ensure Safeguarding is well considered and integrated in all our submission. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Master’s degree in Gender or Women Studies or Social Science, or any relevant subjects 


  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Five-year experience of new business development and program design for humanitarian responses.
  • Experience of leading the preparation successful funding (narrative and budget) proposals and reports for donors, including Sida, UN agencies and OFDA and Save the Children members.
  • Solid experience in developing and coordinating consortium proposals.
  • Good understanding of donor compliance and SC reporting mechanisms and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums,
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy,
  • Innovative and creative problem solving skills,
  • English language fluency, both spoken and written
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender, non-discrimination and children’s participation.


  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in South Sudan; Arabic language skills
  • Experience of communicating beneficiaries directly.

Please note that that depending on your work experience and education levels, this application can be submitted for either coordinator or managerial roles and shortlisting will be done on rolling basis.

Contract Duration: One Year

Location: South Sudan, Juba Office.

The Organisation

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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and 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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 13 Sep 2021

Closing date: 26 Sep 2021 - 23:59 CAT

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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