Nov 242017

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Role overview

The Business Pursuit Manager (BPM) is part of the Global Business Pursuit Team and is charged with providing business development leadership and coordination for VSO Country Offices in Zambia and Malawi. The BDM is responsible for optimizing income generation and business development from a diverse range of institutional donors (e.g. EU, UN, DFID, USAID etc.) in support of VSO’s programmes and regional operations.

Skills, qualifications and experience

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, passionate about social justice and inclusive development, knows how to be creative and persistent to achieve results, demonstrates consistent leadership and can work independently in a variety of changing circumstances. The ideal candidate must have experience of securing funding from a range of institutional donors and direct experience of producing compelling project proposals and designing and implementing successful business development strategies. The candidate should also have experience of living and working in developing countries and will bring a well-established knowledge of the funding landscape in Southern Africa. Candidates should enjoy extensive travel and working with diverse and geographically dispersed colleagues.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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