Uganda: New Business Development and Partnerships Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The New Business Development and Partnerships Officer will be based in Kampala and will play a critical role in the expansion of the Jhpiego Uganda office. In coordination with senior leadership in Uganda and members of the Baltimore New Program Development team, the fellow will develop and implement resource mobilization strategies, including building and strengthening partnerships with a wide variety of local and international organizations and identifying new funding opportunities with governments, multilateral agencies, local and international public and private donors, and foundations. The fellow will play a critical role in drafting and developing technical proposals, budgets, and work plans. In addition, the fellow will work to build the capacity of the Uganda office to effectively and efficiently capitalize on new business development opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Partnership and proposal development

  • Work with the Communications and External Relations Officer to identify opportunities to raise Jhpiego Uganda’s profile and execute strategies to leverage such opportunities
  • Lead technical proposal writing, budget development and work planning for external and internal funding opportunities
  • Coordinate pre-proposal information/data collection and conduct background research
  • Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with several donor agencies, including preparing and conducting formal meetings with donor agencies

Organizational development

  • Develop a system to track previous Jhpiego Uganda new business development efforts and document lessons learned
  • Establish a system to track upcoming new business development opportunities
    • Develop and maintain directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information
    • Where appropriate, support program staff with donor reporting
  • Serve as a liaison facilitating new business development processes between Kampala and Baltimore
  • Leverage the country strategic plan to tease out priority areas for business development

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development, or related field*
  • Minimum of two years working on public health issues*
  • Ability to quickly understand both the theory and the practice of public health programming in a developing country*
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; the ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and to instill confidence and trust*
  • Experience writing technical grants or proposals*
  • Project management experience*
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills*
  • Outstanding presentation skills*
  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office programs and ability to manage budgets in Excel*
  • Self-starter who showcases strong initiative, flexibility and an ability to think creatively
  • Experience working with a range of donors, including governments, multilateral agencies, and local and international public and private donors and foundations
  • Strong analytical and writing skills

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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