Terms of Reference for Business Development Assistant
Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development (YNCSD), Abuja, Nigeria.
Remuneration – to be based on experience
Hours – three times a week
The Business Development Assistant (BD Assistant) supports all aspects of the business development lifecycle, from opportunity identification through proposal development, by supporting specific pursuits and maintaining the infrastructure of YNCSD’s new business apparatus. These responsibilities include a significant amount of coordination, collaboration, and timeline management in a dynamic team environment.
This position requires a high degree of organization with the ability to engage with colleagues across departments and at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership, to support business development systems, processes, and pursuits.
The BD Assistant is responsible for maintaining the client relationship management (CRM)/BD database, preparing related reports, developing/maintaining content libraries, serving as coordinator on BD pursuits supporting the Learning, Resource Mobilization Officer (LRMO) and technical lead, and proofing/formatting content of proposals and other deliverables prior to submission. This is an ideal opportunity for an entry level staffer to learn industry business development processes and practices while also developing a working knowledge of specific international development technical sectors.
Essential Job Functions:
• Business intelligence gathering:
o Conduct daily and weekly monitoring of business opportunities according to a define methodology, taking responsibility for data integrity and continuously improving efficiency and comprehensiveness
o Conduct research on topics of interest that advance YNCSD’s business and mission, including clients, thematic work, partner analyses, and geographic areas.
Required Skills & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.), working towards a Bachelors degree or at least 1 year of related experience in resource mobilization, proposals development or NGO donor experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights landscape in Nigeria and internationally
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