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Business Development Expert (BDE) (with Skills in Grant Proposal Writing)

Abuja, Nigeria

Job Description

BDEs skilled in grant and proposal writing strive to set goals and develop plans for business and revenue growth for the organization and also to receive funding from different donor organizations/individuals by researching, drafting, and submitting proposals. He/she is responsible for discovering grant opportunities/building and maintaining relationships with funders, donors, and other stakeholders within the community.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Setting goals and developing plans for business and revenue growth
  • Planning and implementing new target market initiatives
  • Scoping Donors’ funding landscapes to identify grants that match the objectives of the organization
  • Analyze grant/funding solicitations issued by donors; explore and develop partnership options with organizations and provide information and recommendations to inform decision-making about the opportunity
  • Study and comply with the requirements for Request for Proposals / Request for Applications (RFPs/RFAs)
  • Develop proposals for matching grants, collaborate with Graphic Designers during layout, conduct a final review of proposals, and ensure they are ready for timely submission
  • Edit documents for accuracy and clarity and format documents based on submission requirements
  • Respond to funder questions and incorporate feedback and revisions
  • Submit / present grant proposals to potential investors, donors and business partners
  • Maintain accurate record of past and present grant opportunities, deadlines, and proposals
  • Networking: develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with current and potential donors and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with partner organizations including negotiating partner roles and responsibilities, planning and facilitating internal and external strategy meetings and leading proposal development teams.
  • Detail the impact of a grant
  • Attend kick-off meetings to determine project scope
  • Help create project schedules and deadlines

Required Experience

  1. The candidate must have at least 7 years’ cross-cutting experience with NGO in International Health and Development issues, Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal New-born, Child, and Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N), HIV Management and Prevention, Malaria Control and Prevention and Gender Based Violence.
  2. He/she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills to present ARFH’s business development opportunities and proposal plans in a concise and articulate way and for drafting compelling and responsive content for technical proposals.
  3. Must be detail-oriented, possess knowledge of current trends in donor interests, have negotiation skills and be able to conduct thorough research.
  4. Have high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite utilization, excellent organization and communication / interpersonal / presentation skills with ability to multitask and work on tight deadlines.
  5. Willingness and ability to travel

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of MBBS degree.

A Masters’ degree in Public Health is an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested Applicants should complete the online form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhQGICXPdMmUAfvrIBBWtP2cCKV75aiDzkGb1wFwpPzR6b0g/viewform?usp=pp_url for this position.

All applicants are enjoined to send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job to bderecruitment@arfh-ng.org on/or before 7th February, 2022. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.  Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of their referees.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


Full Time


24 January, 2022


7 February, 2022

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