Plan International Job Vacancy: Business Development and Grants Manager, Dili - Timor Leste

The Organisation
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International has been operating in Timor Leste since 2001, helping children and youth access their rights to education, health and protection.

As Business Development Manager, you will hold responsibility for managing the Business Development Unit, identifying funding opportunities in line with Plan Timor Leste’s Country Strategic Plan and program priorities.

You will focus on raising the country program funding portfolio, while supporting Plan Timor Leste to enhance its image among donors and national offices.

You will lead on writing grant proposals in close coordination with the program team, as well as strengthening systems and processes for effective grant management and compliance.

You will also lead the development of the next phase of the Resource Mobilization Strategy (2017-2021) to position Plan Timor-Leste as a partner of choice for donors and to support the mobilization of the grant resources to achieve objectives.

The Person

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven success in directly managing the implementation and reporting requirements of grant funded projects and programs.

You will also require a proven track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for development projects from a variety of institutional donors and corporates.

Strong communication, negotiation, team management and are essential, whilst experience of working in Timor-Leste or a similar country context would be advantageous

Type of Role: Fixed term, 5 year contract

Location: Dili, Timor Leste

Salary: circa $48,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: 27 January 2017