Development & Planning Officer At ICAP

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Development and Planning, the Development and Planning Officer works in collaboration with the Senior Development and Planning Manager to provide targeted support to ICAP’s Planning and Development (P&D) team as well as cross-cutting support to the Strategies and Partnership (S&P) Unit in which the P&D team sits. The role will support the planning and implementation of ICAP’s grant management and the diversification and expansion of funding opportunities as well as provide broader, unit-wide support as needed.


New Business and Pre-bid Management (20%)

  • Monitors new strategic funding opportunities and synthesizes information from external list-serves, dashboards, subscriptions, and donor databases
  • Develops succinct summaries of solicitations for strategic consideration by the Director of Planning and Development and ICAP leadership
  • Carefully tracks the status of opportunities in the pre-bid phase

Proposal Development and Post-proposal Management (55%)

  • Working with the Planning and Development team, supports the proposal development process in response to specific US Government (USG) and non-USG funding opportunities, from proposal kick-off through post-submission debrief
  • Works within ICAP’s online project management system to track tasks and follow up on actions to ensure timely completion of deadline-driven tasks and outcomes
  • Contributes to the development and/or adaptation of institutional capacity statements, past performance references, organizational charts, skills matrices, and other key proposal-related supporting documentation
  • Participates in the recruitment and tracking of high-quality external proposal writing consultants

Strategic Initiatives (10%)

  • In line with the ICAP2030 strategic initiative, supports strategic efforts to diversify ICAP’s portfolio (including funding, geographic scope, and technical areas) and ensure sustained organizational growth
  • This includes supporting comprehensive efforts to identify, map, and document ICAP’s work related to global health security and COVID-19 and proactively identify new and diverse opportunities related to COVID-19 and other global health security work
  • Contribute to planning and conducting analyses of donor landscapes in two priority countries to identify innovative and diverse funding sources

Knowledge Management (5%)

  • Serves as the knowledge management focal point on specific proposal development teams
  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of special projects and performs other related duties as assigned

Cross-cutting Unit Support (5%)

  • Manages proposal consultant onboarding processes
  • Supports existing and forthcoming development campaigns vis a vis various funding streams
  • Provides as-needed support to the Strategy and Partnerships Unit as a whole as well as targeted support to its additional sub-units: Award Management and Communications

Perform other tasks as assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree required or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in the area of global health, development and/or international project planning and management
  • Experience with international health and/or program design
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience responding to funding solicitations from USG and non-USG entities
  • Strong attention to detail crucial
  • Strong, professional writing skilled required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field or comparable professional experience

How to apply

Interested candidates apply here

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