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Category: NGO/Development

Specialist - Fundraising & Proposal Development

Practical Action - Bangladesh.



Job Responsibilities
  • Generating Funding and Managing Relationships and Achieving Change Ambitions - 50% of total time
  • Quality proposal development:
  • Understand the problems, opportunities, scope of innovation and systemic change issues around Practical Action's change ambition of agriculture, WASH, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Write quality proposals (technical narrative, budget) and roll out the organizational proposal development process which includes Go No Go, Project Quality Approval, Award Approval etc. with UK Head Quarter. Facilitate a team work for every proposal development.
  • Undertake field visits for fundraising as required.
  • Manage donor liaison, relations, networking
  • Maintaining strategic contracts with different donors, support programs in ensuring donor compliances and donor communication.
  • Networking with likeminded INGOs, academia, private sector, Government on issues of common interest for consortium building
  • Donor intelligence/research:
  • Assess donor calls and prepare opportunity summary, check organizational and donor fit. Share donor intelligence to others in the country office and internationally weekly, monthly and quarterly
  • Update the Project and Award Management Database and Tracker in regular intervals.
  • Contribute to funding growth and gap analysis
  • Work with Manager- Fundraising, BDQA Head, and Finance team to analyse funding growth and gap by theme and program (even by sub goals) in each quarter and share that information for planning and income forecast. Track the pipeline projects to calculate accurate pipeline amount of income by quarter and by year.
  • Strengthening Organisational Profile - 10%
  • Represent Practical Action internally and externally (particularly to donors) on strategic matters as relevant
  • Support to strategic large projects as advisor, conduct studies for critical evidences.
  • Leadership, Management and People - 10%
  • Encouraging joined up ways of working with other units of Country office- especially thematic leadership unit, programme delivery unit, and services teams
  • Build team capacities related to marketing, strategic relationship and proposal development
  • Promote team Learning & development including approaches such as coaching, mentoring, peer learning and reflection activities
  • Conduct quarterly People Management conversations with direct reports.
  • Delivering Performance as One Practical Action - 30%
  • Oversee and track awards and contracts to ensure reports and contractual commitments are submitted on time
  • Collaborate with different thematic groups, M& E team and Communication & Marketing team, Gender Specialists as required under the supervision of Business Development and Quality Assurance Head.
  • Work for Practical Action Consulting Ltd. arm for funding sources and conducting studies
  • Support Programme Delivery Unit to bring operational excellence
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • Masters degree in any discipline
Experience Requirements
  • At least 5 year(s)
Additional Requirements
  • Master degree in Social Sciences/ Agricultural Science /Business Administration/ Development studies or any related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in business development, proposal and paper writing (skills of editing articles, publishable papers), fund mobilization for a national or international development organization
  • Track record of understanding development work around urban development, WASH, agriculture, energy and Disaster risk reduction. Having research skills, overseas education will be an added advantage.
  • A person well organized, attentive to details, and use concise, persuasive writing
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to set priorities
  • Excellent English writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent ability to work with a virtual cross-functional team
Job Location


  • Tk. 90000 - 105000 (Monthly)
  • Monthly Gross BDT 90,000 - 105,000 and other benefits i.e. Festival Bonus, Gratuity, PF, Insurance coverage as per organisation policy, subject to qualification and experiences.

Read Before Apply

Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 28 September 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

Apply Procedure

Application Deadline : September 28, 2019
Company Information
Practical Action - Bangladesh. Address : House # 28/A, Road # 5, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205 Web : Business : Practical Action is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.
Job Summary

Published on: Sep 12, 2019

Vacancy:  01

Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Job Location: Dhaka

Salary: Tk. 90000 - 105000 (Monthly)

Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2019

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