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Business Development Manager

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    Ghusoon Nader

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    about 1 year ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Business Development Manager for an international development consultancy client in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with international non-profit organizations or consultancy firms. Fluency in English, Arabic is a must, Kurdish is a plus.
  • Establish a strong network with the development agencies and international community and key stakeholders for new initiatives and programs
  • Lead programs formulations and direct the company for these opportunities including early research, understanding the development landscape and directions of development agencies and other donors
  • Develop concept notes, proposals, and program framing according to the requirements on the ground and strategies set by the country and the donors
  • Work with headquarters and the field-based program staff to develop and support country-level program development opportunities
  • Evaluate partnerships with different implementation groups and actors in the development fields and forge partnerships
  • Develop monthly and periodic reports with opportunities, targets and achievements
  • Liaise with our regional staff regarding upcoming opportunities
  • Represent the Company in market events and business development meetings
  • Exert efforts in identifying professionals according to required set of expertise and scopes of work in proposals
  • Conduct research and develop knowledge in sectors, geographic areas and services
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree (preferably a master’s degree) in international development, international business, MBA, MPA or related fields (Graduate studies from USA, Canada, UK, or European Universities)
  • Project formulation, concepts development, and proposals writing
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience related to international development in international non-profit organizations or consultancy firms
  • Solid understanding of funding mechanisms and procurement procedures in the development sector
  • Pro-active work approach, with an attention to detail and able to support multiple and shifting demands and deadlines
  • Result oriented character and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent negotiating and communication capability with different groups including government, international development agencies and stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) in Arabic and English – Kurdish is a plus
  • Ready to travel within Iraq (north, south and center)
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.