Business Development Manager for Africa and Asia/LAC - Kenya

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)
  • Location
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

This is a new position with the scope for someone to make a real impact within a truly international environment alongside people who are passionate about positive change and strengthening democracy around the world.


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract details: Full Time, Fixed term until March 2025. Contract for services

Business Development Manager – Africa and Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) - Kenya

Reporting to the Head of Business Development based in the UK, our new Business Development Manager (BD Manager) will be proactive in identifying and developing new business opportunities with our country offices. This role will be part of a small team covering Africa and Asia/LAC. This role based in Kenya will have a particular focus on Africa.

Based in Nairobi, the BD Manager will lead specific funding opportunities of up to £5million, managing the process from initial identification and preposition, through to preparation of concept notes and proposals, and contract/grant finalisation, and support project initiation and smooth handover to implementation teams once funding is secured.

This role will be varied, interesting and fast paced. The BD Manager will work collaboratively with our country offices and with teams across the organisation. The role will involve working on multiple business development opportunities at any one time. Some travel to country offices will be required with this role to support business development, programme design and concept note and/or proposal development.

About YOU

We are looking for a standout individual with, 

  • At least 5 years’ experience successfully developing multiple funding streams - proposals, bids, and tenders.
  • Proven experience as a business development manager engaging with large-scale international donors, with experience in Africa with preferably some experience in Asia and LAC region.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, including drafting concept notes and proposals, and explaining complex concepts.
  • Proven track record of preparing high quality winning concept notes, technical and commercial proposals and tenders for institutional donors (particularly FCDO, CSSF, US, Canada, EC and other European donors) with values of up to £5million.
  • Excellent knowledge of donor proposal formats, problem analysis methodologies, theories of change, results/logical frameworks and budgeting.

This role is based in Nairobi, Kenya; candidates must have eligibility to work in Kenya.

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