• Business Development Coordinator

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2018 10:40 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development
  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Opportunity Development (OPD) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Opportunity Development team contributes to realizing this purpose by overseeing Pact’s new business development activities. Every member of the Opportunity Development team at Pact is committed to sharing in the success of the organization, its peers, and individual accomplishments. The Opportunity Development team is managed through a matrixed structure that promotes winning proposals through collaboration. The team offers team members, both experienced and new professionals, opportunities for learning and professional development. Ideal candidates bring positive energy to this dynamic work environment.

    Position Overview

    The Business Development Coordinator works with a wide range of Pact staff and teams worldwide - including but not limited to program management professionals, technical experts, finance staff, key operational units, and country offices - to contribute to the development of proposals for new projects in response to donor requirements. The Business Development Coordinator assists the Opportunity Development team with business development research and analysis and administrative management tasks. The Business Development Coordinator reports to a Business Development Officer. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the development and production of proposals under the supervision of a proposal manager, ensuring that proposals meet funder specifications and deadlines as well as Pact’s quality standards. This may include researching and creating drafts for proposal sections, assisting with development of standard proposal annexes such as past performance and staffing information, conducting research for upcoming anticipated, opportunities, and other required proposal development tasks.
    • Assist proposal managers in coordination of sub-processes of proposal development. This may include recruitment and liaising with partners and consultants.
    • Support preparation of scoping trips for technical leads, senior leadership, and business development staff; conduct research, initiate contact with relevant institutions, and prepare schedules and talking points. 
    • Develop informational documents about Pact’s projects and work that can be shared with donors, partners, and other external audiences.
    • Support Pact’s Country Offices in development of smaller proposals, including proposal coordination, copy-editing, and submission.
    • Monitor and share information from outside sources of news, including political and security information.
    • Maintain accurate information about business development opportunities in internal databases; assist with analysis of business development data; and prepare relevant business development reports for Pact’s senior leadership and country teams.
    • Monitor, research, and share information about new opportunities, donor funding trends, and relevant country information from outside sources of news.
    • Support administrative and knowledge management functions of the Opportunity Development team.
    • Other related tasks, as needed.

    Basic Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
    • Strong interest in international development.
    • Strong planning and time management skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
    • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
    • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
    • Facility with common desktop applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe).
    • Fluency in English.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in international development.
    • Prior proposal development experience.
    • Experience in one of Pact’s technical areas.
    • Proficiency in at least one other foreign language.


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