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Program Development Coordinator

About CNFA

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture is an international agricultural development organization that specializes in the design and implementation of sustainable, enterprise-based agricultural initiatives. We work with businesses, foundations, governments, and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food. Since our inception in 1985, we have designed and implemented enterprise-based, agricultural development initiatives to facilitate market access, enhance agribusiness competitiveness, increase productivity, and improve access to inputs and financing in 49 countries around the world.


The Program Development Coordinator (PDC) is an integral member of CNFA’s New Business Development Team contributing to the business development process in the construction of winning proposals enabling the organization to grow strategically. General Responsibilities: The PDC will be responsible for a wide range of functions, including but not limited to: Identifying and tracking business development prospects including intelligence gathering of new business opportunities Thoroughly reviewing solicitation documents, and creating comprehensive outlines, compliance matrices, and outlines to guide proposal preparation Carrying out and summarizing desk research for proposal teams Organizing and helping to facilitate proposal planning meetings with staff and partners Contributing to country-profile documents or capability statements to inform marketing and business development initiatives Writing sections of proposals under the supervision of senior team members Supporting proposal-related recruitment tasks Closely monitoring the proposal process from release to submission, liaising with staff and partners to ensure that deadlines are met Supporting the production of technical and cost proposals, including drafting and finalizing sections Carrying out administrative tasks such as developing consulting agreements, submitting invoices, and formatting documents Traveling to the field to help with proposal preparation, as needed.


Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree in a related field preferred Minimum two years of experience in proposal preparation or related profession. Two or more years of relevant international development experience highly desirable Professional proficiency in French is preferred– verbal and written; Ability to travel internationally; Strong knowledge of MS Suite, specifically MS Word formatting and styling, and Current US work authorization required.

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