New business associate, Global Health and Supply Chain

Chemonics , Arkansas, United States
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Job Summary

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a New Business Associate in support of our Global Health and Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) located in Arlington, VA. The Associate will be a member of the new business team, providing advanced support to the division’s new business strategy and development efforts. The associate will manage and share internal and external knowledge, use internal networks to staff and guide proposal teams, and participate in proposal team line roles. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a member of the new business team according to the division of labor worked out by the team and under the direction of the immediate supervisor

  • Track, capture, and maintain new business information including but not limited to upcoming proposals, market intelligence, client information, and corporate reporting. Synthesize information to provide analyses and reports on trends, markets, and technical matters

  • Develop and structure other tools to capture new business-related information and provide recommendations for continual process improvement and information management

  • Carry out periodic proposal-related research and analyses to assist the region in positioning for proposals

  • Support proposal team staffing at capture and live phases; manage employees’ expressions of interests; provide input on final proposal team selection

  • Participate on proposal teams in specific line roles including, but not limited to, coordination, subcontractor liaison, cost preparer, recruiter, or section writer (corporate capabilities, management, or personnel)

  • Begin to serve as a proposal line role mentor to fellow associates and others throughout the region

  • May shadow information gathering trips and accompany others to meetings with clients, local and/or international partners, or prospective recruits to build knowledge that informs future new business strategies

  • Recruit, interview, and suggest for employment candidates for a variety of positions, including highly specialized consultants and Chiefs of Party

  • Assist in researching, networking, and liaising with potential international or local subcontracting partners; act as point of contact from Chemonics before opportunities are released and maintains communications while opportunities are still pending

  • Handle increasingly complex recruitment of candidates for proposals, including discussing overall strategy and expected field team roles, and calculating and communicating benefits, allowances, and salary rates in conformance with Chemonics’ policy and proposal strategy

  • Serve as resource for building division employees’ capacity on new business; share knowledge about line roles; facilitate new business orientation sessions; and connect employees with new business training opportunities

  • Recruit and provide logistical support to new business consultants, which includes collecting verification documents, drafting agreements, coordinating travel logistics, etc.

  • Update and maintain internal files, which includes collecting and saving resumes, creating billing codes, entering data into corporate reporting tools, and keeping new business trackers up to date

  • Schedule and coordinates team meetings, which includes collecting agenda items and drafting meeting agendas

  • Demonstrate increasing fluency and versatility on topics related to international development, foreign assistance programming, and Chemonics’ contribution to such efforts

  • Demonstrate increasing technical knowledge about projects, countries, and regions relevant for work assignments. Undertake technical or administrative field assignments, assists in capturing project results data, and assists in developing consultant scopes of work

  • Provide basic technical information to support new business efforts, Chemonics’ knowledge base, practice networks, and other work products, as requested by supervisor and colleagues

  • Maintain and expand technical knowledge in own discipline and begins to expand versatility in international development work by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics practice networks

  • Consistently produce work product that meets Chemonics’ and the clients’ standards of performance

  • Communicate information in a way that demonstrates a solid understanding of development assistance, Chemonics’ culture, values, and practices, and the specific scope and nature of project and proposal assignments

  • Initiate recruitment process for new associates, including recommending new talent, organizing interviews, and recommending offers

  • Promote a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, respect for differences, and accepting and giving constructive feedback

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in project management, contract management, or other relevant area required with ability to solve administrative and operational issues

  • Successful work experience in a developing country strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of Chemonics’s main clients

  • Demonstrated ability to provide input to or write complicated proposal or report sections; ability to communicate orally in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner

  • Ability to make significant contributions to end products and direct others to achieve results

  • Ability to successfully work on one or two medium to high-complexity projects and perform increasingly challenging new business assignments

  • Willingness to travel and work overseas up to 4-8 weeks per year

  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail

  • Significant experience with computerized spreadsheets such as MS Excel

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity

  • Fluency in English required; secondary language proficiency strongly preferred