Job offer: Business Development Manager - PLAN International

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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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.


The Business Development Manager (BDM) is the head of the Business Development Unit. He/she will be responsible for fundraising and resource mobilisation, in order to .Design and implement a robust resource mobilisation strategy that includes diversified funding sources and influencing new donors in line with our purpose and ambition. S/he will be able to identify grant opportunities and develop high quality proposals in close coordination with strategic programme units and programme delivery areas that reflect our programme approach and areas of specificity. 

As part of grant management, he/she will ensure that grant documents (FADS, SPADs, agreements, proposals, work plans, memoranda of understanding, approved budget templates, etc.) are submitted in a timely manner.Manage the grant modules in Plan's enterprise system and comply with the required standards in SAP, ERP and YODA. He/she will also be responsible for cost compliance and recovery by ensuring that all cost categories are taken into account at the conceptualisation and submission stage of grant preparation. He/she will implement cost allocation procedures and ensure consistency in the allocation of project costs. 

S/he will also be responsible for NO and donor engagement by building successful and proactive relationships that align donor priorities with programme needs; and working with appropriate companies to align their sustainable strategies with Plan International CMR to identify win-win positions. He/she will develop the necessary strategies and take the appropriate steps to ensure that staff are motivated and able to contribute to the overall objective of the organisation by possessing the right attitudes and adequate levels of skills and knowledge. and by Establishing a culture of responsibility and mutual respect in line with our values and behaviours.

About You

The Business Development Manager (BDM) must have a postgraduate degree (minimum Master's level) in a relevant field (economics, international relations, etc.). And at least 5 years' professional experience in a similar position, including at least 3 years in a management role in the development sector within an international NGO or other grant-funded organisation. He/she should also have Experience in humanitarian programming is highly desirable and proven experience in writing project proposals for EC/EU, ECHO, USAID, Global Fund, GFFO, BMZ, UN agencies, etc. and in obtaining grants for development and humanitarian response projects from institutional donors.

Location: Yaounde

Reports to: Country Director

Grade: 16

Closing Date: 12/05/2024

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.


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