Back Plan International Sweden is looking for a Business Development Manager with a focus on DRM (parental cover)

  • Added Date: Monday, 29 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 16 February 2018

Plan International is one of the world's largest child rights organizations that strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls.

At Plan International, we are committed to realizing children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, including their rights to protection and freedom from abuse and exploitation. Plan International works towards all children having the right to attend school, to have access to community services, to be protected from violence, abuse and neglect, and to be able to participate in society and influence their own future, regardless of the context in which they live.

Plan International Sweden was set- up in 1997 as a separate legal entity and a member of the Plan International federation. Plan international Sweden's primary role is to raise funds for Plan Internationals programs in humanitarian and development settings, quality assure program implementation, strengthen technical development and to be the public face of the organization in Sweden. Our office is located in Stockholm.

We are now looking for a Business Development Manager focusing on Disaster Risk management to work with us for the coming year.

Job description

The position is located within the Disaster Risk management unit, which is being a part of the Plan International Sweden's Program department.

In your role, a strong emphasis is put on liaising closely within the unit and with other department functions, to ensure effective cross team working and to raise and generate long- term financial funds for Plan Internationals DRM programs.

The DRM unit is responsible for Plan International Sweden's work with Disaster Risk Management, which includes operations in a dozen countries. In this role, you will work closely with colleagues in Business Development, Institutional Partnership Managers (coordinators of institutional donors), Program Managers and Thematic Advisors. The position includes trips to Plan Internationals countries of operations and liaison offices.

Main tasks include:

  • Support resource mobilization, primarily from donors focusing on humanitarian, disaster risk reduction and conflict related assistance.
  • Seek networking opportunities to diversify the existing donor base further, with a particular focus on partnerships with ECHO, Sida and Swedish embassies.
  • Undertake continuous market analysis of applications for cooperation opportunities, focusing on long-term increased funding.
  • Coordinate and quality-proof the application processes to donors and provide a business perspective to ensure that our applications are competitive and meet the donors' expectations.
  • Work closely with colleagues performing administration and monitoring tasks in our internal Business Development tool, which includes grant acquisition and analysis of revenue generation.

Specific skills and knowledge required

We are looking for an applicant with a university degree in a relevant field with several experience of working within the humanitarian sector. Demonstrable experience of working in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage.

We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality, strong organizational skills and the ability to make sound judgment calls and solve problems creatively in a proactive manner.

This role requires several years of resource mobilization experience from bilateral and/or multilateral donors focusing on building long-term institutional partnerships and donor relationships.

You should be able to contribute with a business perspective about financing our DRM work, with strong experience in coordinating application processes and grants monitoring. You are well acquainted with proposal development and LFA methodology and have strong writing abilities.

Excellent written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably communicate well in spoken and written in Swedish, French or/and Spanish is desirable. We furthermore assume that you are team oriented, open to new challenges and can quickly adapt to new situations and assignments.

The position is located at Plan Sweden's office in Stockholm. The position is a one year long contract to replace a staff member on parental leave. Start date during April / May 2018.

This vacancy is archived.

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