NGO / Non-Profit Associations

Senior Officer, New Business Development at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Officer, New Business Development

Ref Id: sfh-40885
Location: Abuja

Job Profile

  • This position will support the grant mobilisation for SFH international platforms. S/He will support all platforms in designing and submitting bids for proposals and grant applications.
  • The role will also support operations of the new global programme directorate.

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Provide information on potential funding opportunities.
  • Work with in-country teams in designing local contents for proposal submission.
  • Design budgets to be submitted for grant applications.
  • Understand the ecosystem we work in and find grants that fit our capabilities and objectives.
  • Perform eligibility reviews and understand the key questions that need to be answered to build a valuable offer.
  • Manage SFH international relationship with donors.
  • Lead the proposal related process to complete responses on time while meeting partner expectations.
  • Write successful grants and RFPs, collaborate with the team to collect all necessary inputs, and gather all related documents as required.
  • Identify areas in customer documents that do not align with our policies and procedures in order to suggest effective alternative responses to these issues.
  • Gather necessary data required for proposal writing and verify document completion and accuracy.
  • Identify innovative ways to improve the efficiency of the in-house proposals and grants writing. process.
  • Participate and/or lead conference calls with other members of the team, as necessary, during the contract negotiation.
  • Identify potential new donors across multilateral, bilateral and private donors.
  • Monitor funding trend and Support local teams in proposal negotiations.
  • Design a competitive budget for proposal writing.
  • Provide background information required for meetings with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate cross country platform meetings with donors.
  • Provide leadership for the marketing team.
  • Draw up and monitor marketing budget.
  • Act as the key liaison with various regulators.
  • Work with media group and manage marketing agencies.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s level degree in Health or Humanities. Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must Possess a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in proposal development, grant management, budget development and contracting.
  • Demonstrate Understanding of donor funding mechanism and budgeting.
  • Must be able to review work papers to ensure that they meet internal quality assurance standards.

Skills and competency required:

  • Data harnessing Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Conceptualization skills
  • Scenario designing skills
  • Proposal writing
  • Critical thinking and Problem-solving ability
  • Budgeting and budget designing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • High interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strategic influence and drive for results
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic influence and drive for results
  • Commercial Orientation and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proactive, open personality and work hands-on
  • Partnership and networking
  • Negotiation
  • Performance-driven, continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database.

Deadline: 13th November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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