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Category: NGO/Development

Business Development Specialist

Catholic Relief Services


Not specific

Job Context
  • Reports To: Country Manager, CRS Bangladesh
  • Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable): 30% travel will be needed. The BD Specialist will be required to travel to Cox`s Bazar, Monpura, Barisal, Dinajpur, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tract, Khulna, areas at a minimum, other areas may be added as needed. Travel in these areas can be physically demanding.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provide BD expertise in strategy development, positioning, capture planning and proposal preparation for the country program and for specific opportunities with institutional donors (government and inter-governmental award issuing organizations, as well as foundations, corporations and other awarding non-governmental organizations);
  • Lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive resource mobilization strategy to develop existing resources and diversifying resource base;
  • Contribute to proposal development processes to ensure timely submission of high-quality proposals that are responsive to donor requirements, applicable regulations, and CRS' technical and cost standards;
  • Contribute to non-technical writing on proposals and other external documents and proposal review panels. Integrate inputs from staff and partners into responsive, coherent proposals and other external documents for fundraising;
  • Research new opportunities and CRS' competitive position within the marketplace;
  • Assist to develop and maintain tools, guidelines, templates and donor intelligence information.
  • Track and report on proposal submissions; assist with analysis of successes and failures and dissemination of lessons learned. Assist in developing analytical reports for internal and external use, including portfolio trends and growth;
  • With the business development team and others, refine or create appropriate staff development materials (training, distance learning, self-study) to support building of capacity in resource acquisition, such as assessment and proposal development skills, basic elements of donor compliance, intelligence-gathering, etc.;
  • Work with appropriate staff to maintain data on past performance and corporate capacity, in order to provide timely information for proposal submissions.
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in international development, international relations, or related field. Master's degree preferred;
Experience Requirements
  • At least 5 year(s)
Additional Requirements
  • Minimum five years of development experience, with at least two years' experience in resource mobilization;
  • Strong experience with local donors, particularly foundations and government, in the Bangladesh context;
  • Experiences in Private Sector Engagement and corporate funding
  • Experience in developing and executing resource mobilization strategies;
  • Strong writer with expert command of English grammar and AP style;
  • Demonstrated experience with competitive proposals in programming contexts similar to CRS;
  • Familiarity with key donor funding mechanisms and proposal requirements;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture;
  • Good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Very good communications and presentation skills;
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Required Language: Proficiency in Bangla
  • Desired Foreign Language: English
Job Location


Read Before Apply

Interested candidates should apply with a detailed C.V. stating current professional fees/ salary drawn and expected fees and giving details of three references

The subject line should clearly specify (then name of the position)- "Application for Business Development Specialist"

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and called for interviews.

CRS is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, caste, religion, race, HIV Status etc. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Apply Procedure

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Application Deadline : July 21, 2019
Company Information
Catholic Relief Services
Job Summary

Published on: Jul 11, 2019

Vacancy:  Not specific

Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Job Location: Dhaka

Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2019

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