Business Development Associate, Governance Practice

Dexis Consulting

About the organization

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.


Dexis seeks a junior-level Business Development Associate to join our Governance Practice. Primarily serving as proposal coordinator and as contributing non-technical writer, the successful candidate will perform additional BD functions, including networking and opportunity tracking. International travel may be required. The Business Development Associate will work in close collaboration with the Senior Director of Business Development. This position can be based remotely or out of Dexis Headquarters located in Arlington, VA.
Serve as a bid/proposal coordinator, including managing calendars and deadlines; liaising with subcontractors and consultants; and facilitating meetings.
Identify and recruit consultants; draft and process consulting agreements; and review deliverables/timesheets.
Write and/or edit proposal sections, including personnel bio sketches, CVs, and branding and marking plans.
Format documents, including charts and diagrams.
Participate in in-country capture and/or organize capture team travel.
Collect and analyze pricing information.
BD Networking, Pipeline, and Related Functions (40%)
Develop and maintain a network of consultants and potential partners within the Governance sector.
Track relevant upcoming USG funding opportunities through publicly available sources and other resources.
Maintain the Governance Practice bid pipeline and keep stakeholders within Dexis updated about it.


Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, history, or related field.
At least one (1) year of relevant work experience.
Excellent organizational, communication, and writing/editing skills.
Skills in Microsoft Office, particularly in Word (advanced document formatting) and Excel.
Demonstrated interest in international development work.
Required to submit a cover letter to express the level of interest for this job.
Short-listed candidates will be required to take a writing/editing test.

Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in French or Spanish.
Experience in business development and/or with international development companies/organizations (including internships).

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.

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