Business Development and Growth Senior Manager / Lead

Requirements:  6-10+ years of professional experience managing business development efforts, strategic partnerships and/or program implementation for donor-funded projects, including those funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Experience supporting various aspects of business development, including partnering, recruitment, technical writing, etc.  Deep experience in efficiently writing proposals and leading responses to donor, INGOs, national government agencies, and private sector proposal requests.  Demonstrated experience leading a team of BD, partnerships, and/or communications professionals.  Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, lead effective meetings and demonstrated presentation skills; strong cross-culture communication and sensitivity skills.  Proven experience in economic growth, impact investing, private sector development, agriculture, employment, financial inclusion, impact investing, decent work, competitiveness and/or market systems-development focused projects.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to distill complex concepts and insights for both technical and lay audiences.  Quick learner able to follow through consistently on commitments.  Exceptional coordination and project management skills, including workplan development and oversight of a team of skilled professionals.  Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and build relationships with team members and clients from diverse backgrounds.  Minimum Bachelor’s degree.