Business Development Manager


About the organization

NCBA CLUSA is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world. By strengthening cooperatives, building resilient communities and providing economic opportunities, NCBA CLUSA, through its international and US programs, works through the cooperatives principles in more than 20 countries. Since 1916, NCBA CLUSA has shared the cooperative advantage, highlighting the impact cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals, families and communities. Through its advocacy program, NCBA CLUSA educations lawmakers and promotes the cooperative business model, working with public and private thought leaders.


The Manager of Business Development (BDM) is a key member of a multi-faceted team that drives the full-cycle proposal process (from capture to post-submission). The BDM is primarily responsible for serving as a proposal manager for bid opportunities for a wide range of solicitations, varying in dollar value and donors (USAID, USDA, World Bank, etc.) The BDM will be a highly motivated individual driven by NCBA CLUSA’s mission, vision and new business goals. The BDM will also exhibit excellent writing and communication skills and will support the entire Business Development (BD) unit, as well as liaise with staff in relevant departments both at headquarters and internationally. The BDM will report directly to the Director of Business Development. Full Job Description can be found on our Website.


• Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Economics, Agriculture or related field; Master’s degree preferred
• 3 - 5 years of experience in international development working in a business development capacity required;
• Knowledge of development programming as well as the application of best practices and in business development (such as Shipley, etc.) required;
• Familiarity in one of NCBA CLUSA’s core sectors: food security and agriculture, natural resource management, cooperative development, integrated youth and gender initiatives, and community-based health;
• Experience working with USG solicitations required;
• Exceptional writing, research, communications and organizational skills with strong attention to detail;
• Experience being a team player and working under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a highly effective and collegial manner;
• Sound judgment with ability to make timely decisions, exercise discretion and maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
• High level of professionalism when engaging with colleagues, external stakeholders and partners;
• Ability to work independently and complete high-quality assignments
• Willingness to travel internationally up to 20%
• Spanish, French, Portuguese and/or other relevant language knowledge preferred;
• Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and/or Southeast Asia.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Resume is required, Cover letter is optional.

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