Business Development Associate

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include: Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Business Development Associate is an entry level position on the Business Development Team. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Deputy Director, Business Development.

Position Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, or related field.
0-2 years of professional experience preferably in business development and/or seeking and pursuing funding in the international development field.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
Excellent writing, research, and oral communication skills.
Analytical skills including analysis of financial data. Ability to consolidate data for presentation and reporting purposes.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail under multiple tight deadlines.
Strong communication skills including ability to work with multiple teams and work under pressure.
Experience working with USG-funded proposal development and/or projects is preferred.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Responsible for coordinating process management – scheduling Go/No-Go, Kick-Off Meetings, and other relevant proposal development meetings.
Responsible for searching and tracking new and forecasted funding opportunities from USG and other donors
Responsible for drafting timelines and coordinating with teams across the Institute
Responsible for creating proposal sites, organizing folders, and uploading templates
Support the team as requested with research for capture phase: on competition and related funder projects.
Research capture and funding opportunities from USG and other donors
Update proposal tracker with relevant information when decisions are made (Go, No-Go, Pending, Awarded, Rejected, etc.).
Support proposal teams in completing non-technical proposal components, particularly annexes and attachments, in response to donor policies, being imbedded on regional teams as necessary.
Liaise with Human Resources on recruiting and staff documentation as necessary.
Collect and tailor Past Performance References.
Collect and tailor partner Letter of Commitments.
Collect personnel information (letters of commitment, resumes, bio-data).
Assist in the collection and integration of partner (international or local) inputs for completeness and compliance.
Updates business development databases and contact lists.
Maintains intranet project site and documents.
Provides logistical and administrative support for DC trainings, meetings and events.
Performs other duties as assigned.


To Apply, please follow the link to complete the application. Please provide a resume and cover letter along with the application.