Senior Manager, Business Development Livelihoods and Economic Development

Corus International

About the organization

We are a family of organizations who believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the possibility of a better life.

Our dedicated experts around the globe work together to bring life-saving aid and long-term hope to even the most fragile corners of the world and in the most challenging of circumstances. We connect disciplines, approaches and people because we know that the more collaboration we can efficiently achieve, the wider, more systemic impact we can create.

It’s belief and action, in harmony.



Positioning and Capture

Serve as Capture Manager to position the organization for key opportunities for institutional donors (USAID, USDA, DFID, etc).
Provide business development expertise on Livelihoods and Economic Development to country and program teams. Contribute to the organization's strategic approach for key LED funding opportunities.
Lead the development of capture strategies for specific opportunities, including analyzing competition, scoping potential consortium roles and members, negotiating the organization's scope when subbing, articulating the organization's value-add, developing capacity statements, and coordinating additional research to maximize the organization's position in anticipation of a solicitation.
Provide support to program and country staff on community needs and/or market assessments. Provide support to country teams to identify and target appropriate program participants
Expertly speak on behalf of the organization's global portfolio to institutional donors, foundation and private sector representatives and international government officials.
Develop and lead scoping trips abroad to identify new funding opportunities and potential strategic partnerships, including participating strategic meetings with donors, peers, and coordination groups.
Build organizational understanding of new donors and contribute information for prioritization of emerging donors through research and external interviews


Required Qualifications

8-10 years of specialized experience in Livelihoods or Economic Development in the field of International Development
Master's degree in Agriculture, Economic Development, International Development, or a related field
Experience designing an array of programming in the Agriculture/ Livelihoods/Economic Development/Climate
Experience managing complex proposals of $15 million and above to prioritized donors (USAID, US Department of State and major foundations). Proposal writing experience a plus
Excellent communicator'verbal and written with the ability to respond to a diverse array of work styles and motivate team members without direct line management authority. Ability to work in a shifting environment and within a matrixed organization.
Strong facilitation skills with experience facilitating trainings and workshops in a variety of cultural settings and for participants who do not speak English as a first language
Ability to successfully convene numerous stakeholders, both internally and externally towards a common goal
Proactive and flexible work style
Capable of identifying and responding to shifting priorities with the ability to balance many concurrent projects and priorities,
Willingness to work outside of normally operating hours, including early mornings, nights and weekends as necessary



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