Business Development Manager

London, UK
Abuja, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full-time, permanent in UK and fixed-term in Nigeria and Kenya
Depending on location and commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Monday, 13 December, 2021
The energetic and dynamic New Business and Partnerships team at Options is looking for 2 new members! You are highly motivated, with an entrepreneurial mindset and ability to support and drive new business growth in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. You have experience in analysing and positioning for new opportunities and engaging with diverse stakeholders globally.

As Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the implementation of Options’ new business strategy, supporting our approach to new clients, and expansion into new markets;
  • Analysing and positioning for new opportunities, pursuing and developing prequalification documents, and developing high quality technical, innovational and commercial proposals for new business;
  • Feeding into pipeline reporting to monitor progress against targets and contributing to forecasting;
  • Establishing and nurturing collaborative relationships with clients, partners, consultants and other stakeholders across our global teams and contributing to the formation and development of meaningful partnerships.
Person specification: 
  • You will have proven experience proactively managing high-quality programme design and proposal development (both technical and commercial), with a focus on innovation;

  • Proactive, entrepreneurial mindset with ability to engage a diverse group of international stakeholders to build and nurture relationships;

  • Knowledge of the international development and/or global health landscape and fluency in a second language (especially French) is desirable.

Options offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application process: 
  • To apply, please fill in the form here.

  • Closing date for applications is: 13 December 2021.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 03 January 2022.

  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other information: 
  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.

  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.

  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, Nigeria or Kenya

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