Business Development Officer – Customer Track - Pact, Washington

Position Summary: The Business Development Officer (BDO) is a member of a team within the Opportunity Development Department which oversees Pact’s new business development. The BDO works with others in the program development unit, technical platform networks, operational units and Pact staff worldwide to develop programs and prepare proposals for submission to donors. The BDO coordinates specific proposals and may contribute to longer-term market research and trends analysis, as well as support development of country-level business strategies. Specific Duties:

• Coordinate and help produce proposals as assigned, ensuring that proposals meet funder specifications and deadlines as well as Pact’s quality standards; conduct research and create drafts for proposal sections as necessary • Work with program officers, country representatives, and other staff to conceptualize and design proposals for new project activities and/or amendments to current projects • Support bid decision-making conversations • Coordinate with Grants & Contracts and Finance for budget review and approvals and to negotiate final awards with donors • Serve as capture manager as assigned • Build a network of professional business contacts within Pact’s industry; help negotiate partnership arrangements and budgets; help coordinate teaming agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other institutional agreements with partners • Serve as point of contact for assigned countries • Monitor and share information from outside sources of news, including political and security information • Help identify training needs and help develop and deliver training modules tailored to the needs of HQ and field-based Pact staff; help develop manuals, general operating procedures, templates, guides and other tools • Maintain accurate information in database and assist with conducting analysis of proposal development; maintain accurate and timely electronic files • Other related tasks, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
• BA and at least 6 years of relevant experience (or equivalent); Master’s degree preferred • Ability to travel internationally on short notice • Experience in international development in an overseas setting • Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language

Skills and Abilities:
Leadership • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations • Ability to think strategically • Ability to work within internal process and procedures • Strong interpersonal and team building skills • Ability to engage successfully in corporate-level initiatives

Project Management • Strong planning and time management skills • Strong writing, editing and proof-reading skills • Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues • Ability to communicate with tact and finesse in a variety of settings • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities • Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills • Strong understanding of budgets

Technical Skills • Good experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function • Working knowledge and understanding of USAID, Global Fund, DfID, UNDP or other private or public donor policies, procedures and regulations • Competence using common desktop applications, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases

To apply, please visit Pact’s job board 

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