Business Development Manager – CAR At Plan International

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 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

The post holder will report to the Country Director and is a member of the Country Leadership Team. S/he directly supervises staff in the Business Development Unit.

In line with the Plan International CAR’s Country Strategic Plan and set income targets, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the resource mobilization strategy and periodically revising this, expanding and diversifying the institutional donor portfolio as well as the corporate donor base (including locally based corporate partners).

In all activities, the post holder will use participatory training and coaching approaches with teams to build capacity in the relevant skill areas. Providing leadership in reinforcing Plan International’s brand, reputation, and external relations.

S/he will support the implementation of the Communication and Advocacy strategies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain an overview of the fundraising environment of the country, including tracking the strategies of key donors to identify new funding opportunities.

· Lead Plan International CAR’s efforts to achieve fundraising targets and to maintain constructive relationships with Plan’s National Organisations (NOs) and donors through active, revenue-driven work that also builds a pipeline of new opportunities.

· Identify new opportunities and lead development of high-quality proposals.

  • Ensure that all submissions (narrative and financial) are meeting deadlines, with high quality and that donors are satisfied and want to continue to finance activities.

· Provide support to the program team during implementation to ensure donor contract compliance.

· Represent Plan International CAR on grant related matters; to Plan’s National Organisations, to donors, corporates and ensure a strong and professional image of Plan International CAR.

· Contribute to positive policy and legislative changes in CAR, as well as increases in national and local budgets, in order to achieve Plan International CAR´S Country Strategy as well as Plan international’s Global Strategy.

· Work closely with Plan International CAR’s Leadership Team to contribute to the development of evidence-based advocacy messages, define effective tactics and partnership strategies, leveraging our influencing strength to mobilise support for change.

How to apply

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Location: Bangui, CAR

Type of Role: 2 year fixed term contract with possibility of extension. Mandatory unaccompanied position

Reports to: Country Director

Grade: E

Closing Date: 31st July 2021

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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