Senior Officer, New Business Development at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Job Title: Senior Officer, New Business Development

Ref Id: sfh-40885
Location: Abuja

Job Profile

  • This position will support the grant mobilisation for SFH international platforms. S/He will support all platforms in designing and submitting bids for proposals and grant applications.
  • The role will also support operations of the new global programme directorate.

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Provide information on potential funding opportunities.
  • Work with in-country teams in designing local contents for proposal submission.
  • Design budgets to be submitted for grant applications.
  • Understand the ecosystem we work in and find grants that fit our capabilities and objectives.
  • Perform eligibility reviews and understand the key questions that need to be answered to build a valuable offer.
  • Manage SFH international relationship with donors.
  • Lead the proposal related process to complete responses on time while meeting partner expectations.
  • Write successful grants and RFPs, collaborate with the team to collect all necessary inputs, and gather all related documents as required.
  • Identify areas in customer documents that do not align with our policies and procedures in order to suggest effective alternative responses to these issues.
  • Gather necessary data required for proposal writing and verify document completion and accuracy.
  • Identify innovative ways to improve the efficiency of the in-house proposals and grants writing. process.
  • Participate and/or lead conference calls with other members of the team, as necessary, during the contract negotiation.
  • Identify potential new donors across multilateral, bilateral and private donors.
  • Monitor funding trend and Support local teams in proposal negotiations.
  • Design a competitive budget for proposal writing.
  • Provide background information required for meetings with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate cross country platform meetings with donors.
  • Provide leadership for the marketing team.
  • Draw up and monitor marketing budget.
  • Act as the key liaison with various regulators.
  • Work with media group and manage marketing agencies.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s level degree in Health or Humanities. Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must Possess a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in proposal development, grant management, budget development and contracting.
  • Demonstrate Understanding of donor funding mechanism and budgeting.
  • Must be able to review work papers to ensure that they meet internal quality assurance standards.

Skills and competency required:

  • Data harnessing Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Conceptualization skills
  • Scenario designing skills
  • Proposal writing
  • Critical thinking and Problem-solving ability
  • Budgeting and budget designing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • High interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strategic influence and drive for results
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic influence and drive for results
  • Commercial Orientation and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proactive, open personality and work hands-on
  • Partnership and networking
  • Negotiation
  • Performance-driven, continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database.

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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