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Dignitas International Job Vacancy: New Business Development Officer - Toronto, Canada or Zomba, Malawi

Job Posting: Institutional Grants/New Business Development Officer
Location: Toronto, Canada or Zomba, Malawi
Type of contract: Full-time one year contract with possibility of renewal
Suggested start date: January 4, 2016
Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with skills and experience, with a generous medical and health benefits package.

DIGNITAS INTERNATIONAL is a global medical and research organization dedicated to transforming patient health and health care systems for the most vulnerable people. By working in partnership with patients, health workers, researchers, and policymakers, we aim to realize this vision by tackling the barriers to health care in resource-limited settings. Combining frontline expertise and rigorous research, we save lives and defend the health and dignity of the world’s most vulnerable by increasing access to care, strengthening health systems, and shaping health policy at the regional and international levels. Dignitas is a registered charity in both Canada and the United States.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and experienced institutional grants professional who enjoys working with a team of seasoned professionals to pursue new funding opportunities, develop big proposal ideas, and oversee excellence in grant management.

The New Business Development (NBD) Officer supports two key functions within Dignitas: institutional funding prospecting and proposal writing, and grant management. The NBD Manager will drive Dignitas’ institutional funding strategy to identify and pursue institutional funding opportunities and secure new grants, with a particular focus new program opportunities with USAID in Malawi and elsewhere. The person in this position will also oversee the management, reporting, and compliance of ongoing institutional grants, including Dignitas’ contract with USAID Malawi. This position also has a capacity building role within the organization to foster learning and skill development on institutional funding.

The position salary will be commensurate with the experience level of the successful candidate. Dignitas is open to having this position based in Zomba, Malawi or in Toronto, Canada, depending on the successful candidate’s preference

  • Bachelor level degree required 
  • First-hand knowledge gained through experience of working with USAID RFA and project management processes 
  • Minimum four years’ experience working with complex international global health or international development projects and programs (some of this will be field-based) 
  • Proven experience researching and preparing successful large, multi-year grant applications to USAID and other bi-lateral and multi-lateral funders 
  • Familiarity with project cycle management tools, including logical and performance management frameworks and risk registers
  • Practical experience in designing and delivering global health programs 
  • Strong knowledge and analysis of key health and development issues
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills in English
  • Proven technical skills in program design and development
  • Results-driven
  • Superior networking skills, and in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, country offices, partners and donors
  • Solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems and processes
  • Ability to collaborate, consult and achieve buy-in from others without direct line management responsibility
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and high degree of initiative
  • Commitment to Dignitas’ values and mission
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis (a valid passport is required)
Office setting with frequent travel between Canada and Africa
Occasional evening and weekend hours required

How to apply:
Please forward full a resume and cover letter to

Closing date is December 07, 2015 at 12 pm EST.

We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.