Equal Access International (EAI) – a non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Washington, D.C. – partners with communities around the world to co-create sustainable solutions utilizing community engagement and participatory media and technology. With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, and individual donors, EAI has a 20-year track record implementing social change projects around the world and currently operates through 12 country programs across Asia and East and West Africa.
The Business Development Director leads EAI’s business development efforts with multiple donors, including the United States Government (USAID, Department of State, and other USG Agencies), other foreign governments, multi‐lateral institutions, foundations, and the private sector. This position will focus on developing new business intelligence, new business response strategies, and submitting winning proposals, requiring both strategic and tactical levels of support. Key responsibilities include identifying leads for future funding opportunities, recommending go/no‐go decisions, and overseeing and preparing sound technical and cost proposal preparation of funding applications. The Business Development Director will work both internally across the organization as well as externally with donors and partners and is the day‐to‐day leader on business development for the organization. This position will mentor Country Offices and EAI HQ staff to strengthen their capacity in the development and execution of new business capture plans. This position has direct reports.
Location and travel
This position is based at EAI’s Washington, DC office with up to 10% international travel, sometimes in demanding physical and/or security situations.
EAI is an equal opportunity employer. EAI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all employees and applicants seeking employment. EAI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making or any other protected classifications, activities, or conditions as required by federal, state and local laws. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at EAI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical related condition.
How to apply
Closing date: 21st November 2021 @ 23:59 GMT
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: EAI_BDD
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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