• Intern

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/12/2019 1:07 PM)
    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 Intern will be part of Pact’s Opportunity Development team, contributing to Pact’s business/proposal development efforts. S/he will contribute to the knowledge management function of the Opportunity Development team; contribute to relevant research; and support Proposal Managers in development of proposals and business strategies. This is an excellent opportunity for an internship to work on diverse initiatives with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment and to learn the process of proposal development for donor-funded programming in international development.

    Key Responsibilities

    Business Development Research (30%):

    • Support research related to specific proposal initiatives (country context, existing projects, implementers, beneficiary profiles, key stakeholder analysis, etc.).
    • Support research on donor funding trends (donor publications and data) and the competitive environment as related to said donors.
    • Support preparation of scoping trips for technical leads, senior leadership, and business development staff.

    Business Development Knowledge Management (30%):

    • In collaboration with members of the Opportunity Development team as well as technical and program teams, support the development and cleanup of opportunity and contact databases, ensuring all information is of high quality, up to date, and easily accessible to relevant teams.
    • In collaboration with members of the Opportunity Development Team, help develop a set of up-to-date quality, user-friendly business development tools and resources that are accessible to relevant teams.

    Proposal Development (30%):

    • Support development of proposals by drafting inputs for corporate capability, past performance, staffing sections, and annex information.
    • Prepare updated set of master capabilities documentation to support proposal development efforts.

    Special Initiatives (10%):

    • Support special/ad hoc initiatives as needed.

    Basic Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
    • Interest in international development
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Competence using common desktop applications, including MS Office, Adobe and Salesforce
    • Fluency in English
    • Enthusiasm and drive to complete diverse assignments in a fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field
    • Experience in international development
    • Experience in business development with international development organizations


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