Business Development Officer at Levante International Development

About Levante

Levante International Development is a start-up consultancy and research firm, specialising in supporting humanitarian interventions and development projects globally.

Our multi-sector expertise includes Health & Mental Health, WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene), Livelihoods, Education, Child Protection, Peacebuilding and more. Levante’s teams work across the MENA, sub-Saharan Africa, CIS and south-East Asia regions to support our clients – even in the most challenging contexts.

Levante provide services in research, Monitoring & Evaluation, resource development, Third-Party Monitoring and capacity building for (I)NGOs, international agencies and other actors.

Job Summary

Levante are seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial Business Development professional to play a key role in driving the organisation forward as it expands.

In the short-term, you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of international projects and play a central role in developing company practices and systems. This will mean learning about the different requirements for projects in the regions and sectors where Levante operates. Your work identifying opportunities and gaps in the market will help shape Levante’s strategy moving forwards.

In the long-term, you will have the opportunity, support, and autonomy to build your own team and propel your business development career forwards within Levante.

This role is ideal for candidates with a keen interest in facilitating international development projects and social research. We are looking for a true team player who can operate at the heart of the organisation. While prior experience in Business Development is highly valued, initiative and willingness to learn are key qualities required.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Leading on business development strategy in collaboration with senior management
  • Research, identify and win opportunities
  • Market mapping and partner identification
  • Monitoring portals, sites and frameworks
  • Write project proposals and bids:
    • Responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Terms of Reference (ToRs)
    • Coordinating inputs from team members and sectoral experts
    • Contributing to research study design and proposed methodologies
  • Build and maintain client relationships through networking
  • Oversee website, LinkedIn, newsletters, research, blog posts, webinars and organisation memberships
  • Explore opportunities for visibility in the sector and represent Levante
  • Manage contracts, invoicing and provide administrative support
  • Develop templates/resources and support on report writing and other deliverables (Formatting, design)

Skills & Qualifications


  • Minimum of an Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Business or other relevant discipline
  • 0-3 years relevant experience, in the international development, humanitarian aid, charity/public sector or consultancy
  • Demonstrated success in proposal/bid writing with (I)NGOs, international donors, agencies
  • Basic understanding of social research methods, monitoring & evaluation
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to write clearly, concisely and synthesise complex ideas
  • Proficiency with software and design applications (i.e. Adobe InDesign, Illustrator) as well as Microsoft packages


  • Language skills (Arabic, Kurdish, French, Burmese, Thai or other)
  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline


  • Demonstrated passion for social research, humanitarian aid and international development
  • Results driven
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of emotional intelligence
  • Strong organisational skills, self-starter and ability to comfortably meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Flexible, pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Honest, open and a committed team player

Working at Levante

Levante are based in the UK, but our team works globally, meaning this role is open to anyone through remote working. As we work across time zones, our staff are given freedom and trust to manage their own schedules. This is balanced by an expectation of high standards and results.

Remuneration is competitive based on national rates, experience, qualifications, and performance. The successful candidate will work with senior management to establish their own progression plan within Levante, linked to the growth of the organisation.

An inclusive, diverse team is fundamental to what we want to achieve as an organisation. We actively encourage applicants of all backgrounds and nationalities to apply. We value integrity, decency and respect for colleagues, clients and the vulnerable communities with whom we work above all else.

How to apply

Please submit the following via email to :

  • CV
  • Cover Letter outlining:
    • Interest in the role
    • Relevant experience and evidence of required skills
    • What you like to do in your spare time and passions outside of work
  • Writing sample (previous proposal, academic writing, blog post – anything!)
  • Contact details for 2 references:

1: A former manager/employer/supervisor

2: A colleague/peer you have worked with in a team

Deadline for applications 25th June.

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