Business Development Manager Tanzania

Plan International, United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Job Summary

Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

The post holder will report to the Country Director and will be a member of Country Management Team.

S/he will directly supervise three staff in the Business Development Unit (BDU.) The post holder will manage a departmental budget and has delegated financial authority for expenditures of up to US$100,000.

In line with the Country Strategic Plan and the income target for Tanzania, the incumbent will be responsible for implementing a resource mobilization strategy and periodically revising the strategy, expanding and diversifying the institutional donor portfolio as well as the corporate donor base (including locally based corporate partners).

The post holder will work proactively with NOs to identify and win appropriate grant opportunities including leading the development and writing of successful grant proposals with relevant departments.

The post holder will also manage an Awards Specialist who will ensure strong donor and contract compliance and linkages between projects in implementation and in design. In all activities, the post holder will use participatory training and coaching approaches with teams, to progressively build capacity in the relevant skill areas.


Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of study, training and practical experience on grants acquisition;

  • Knowledge of the various donors’ strategic interests, priorities and requirements;

  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills

  • Proven strategic relationship management skills, including negotiation skills

  • Marketing skills

  • Coaching, mentoring, training and facilitation skills

  • High level of computer proficiency.


  • Ability to maintain strategic vision and link with everyday work

  • Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others

  • Proactive, demonstrates record of creativity and entrepreneurship

  • Accountability and responsibility for own performance

  • Promotes team work and cooperation

  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities