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Save the Children is currently looking to recruit for the position of Associate Director, New Business Development to the International Programs in Abuja, Nigeria. The job holder is responsible for helping the Nigeria Country Office achieve greater program impact by successfully positioning for and acquiring new funding from the USG and other donor accounts with whom Save the Children US works. The successful candidate will build/strengthen relationships with key donors and potential partners in Nigeria and lead proposal development efforts and work with Country Office staff in their efforts to strengthen the CO's systems and capacities for resource mobilization.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Provide quality control to grant/contract proposals through the design, implementation and/or review of response strategies and action plans for technical and cost proposals, including team managing the proposal process, writing, reviewing and editing proposal sections, graphics, work plans, budget spreadsheets and narratives; managing partner relations; overseeing final proposal production for submission to donors.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key USAID and other donor staff as well as in-country local and international partners who are implementing programs in the CO's  desired growth areas (geographic and programmatic).  Support senior national CO staff in relationship strengthening with appropriate contacts in these organizations and other key networks.
  • Develop and/or maintain documentation on the objectives, targets and successes/results achieved of CO projects, suitable for use in proposals/capacity statements in all SCI thematic areas. Work with CO staff to integrate routine updating of documentation into CO systems.
  • Strengthen CO staff capacity and processes to position for and acquire new funding, with a focus on USAID, by integrating all work into CO processes and systems.
Candidate must have the followings requirements:
  1. You must have eight to ten Years experience in international development, including at least five years experience with program/proposal development for large, multi-partner, multi-million dollar programs
  2. Successful field experience with a non/for profit entity.
  3. Proven proposal success with USAID and multi-lateral donors.
  4. Experience/expertise in one or more of SC's thematic areas.
  5. Master's degree in international development or related field.
  6. Experience in Nigeria or West Africa highly desireable.
How to apply?
If you meet the requirement for this position and are interested in making a career with Save the Children, visit at the website www.savethechildren.org to apply online.

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