Analyst, Business Development, Health

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 23

Position description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Analyst, Business Development is a member of the business development team within Palladium's Health Practice. S/he will work under the guidance of senior members of capture and proposal teams as assigned. The Analyst completes a variety of administrative support tasks to facilitate proposal and project teams' ability to achieve positive impact across a variety of Palladium projects and activities.


  • Provide general coordination and administrative support to capture and proposal teams
  • Support all aspects of the business development process in an effort to master all requirements and develop skills to lead marketing, capture and proposal development 
  • Conduct desk research in support of specific opportunities or general 
  • market intelligence 
  • Monitor government listings and public sources of business intelligence and prepare and circulate intelligence briefs 
  • Support administrative requirements for hiring consultants and processing agreements and payments for completed work
  • Supports the capture manager during pre-RFP stages and the proposal manager during a live bid to coordinate the process through each stage and final delivery to the client 
  • Provides general coordination and administrative support to the capture manger or the proposal manager and the capture/proposal team, including setting up and maintaining files and records
  • Supports preparation of kick-off meeting and requisite documents, including calendar, outlines, production checklist under the guidance of the proposal manager
  • Supports the proposal manager in finalizing teaming agreements
  • Coordinates with partners to collect required documentation, verifies documents are accurate and complete, and tracks missing information alerting the proposal manager and proposal team of the status of deliverables and any gaps or anticipated issues
  • Helps the proposal manager arrange and set up meetings (i.e., daily check-ins, color team reviews, partner meetings) and takes and circulates notes
  • Works with assigned recruiter to track progress on recruiting and securing staff and the collection of all required documentation and alerts capture or proposal manager of any missing information or anticipated issues
  • Drafts, reviews, edits, and formats PPRs, resumes, and/or other assigned proposal sections to be tailored to the requirements of the RFP
  • Confirms hard copy files and e-files are organized and complete after proposal submission


  • Relevant work experience and education;
  • Project management and/or administrative support experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID or other donor client(s);
  • Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, or French both written and verbal, is preferred, but not required;
  • U.S. citizenship or authorization to legally work in the United States is required.

Key competencies and professional expertise required

  • Understanding of administrative and/or executive assistance;
  • Good critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to process routine financial tasks and maintain accurate records;
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel on short-term assignments overseas

Application instructions

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