Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International has been operating in Timor Leste since 2001, helping children and youth access their rights to education, health and protection.
As Business Development Manager, you will hold responsibility for managing the Business Development Unit, identifying funding opportunities in line with Plan Timor Leste’s Country Strategic Plan and program priorities.
You will focus on raising the country program funding portfolio, while supporting Plan Timor Leste to enhance its image among donors and national offices.
You will lead on writing grant proposals in close coordination with the program team, as well as strengthening systems and processes for effective grant management and compliance.
You will also lead the development of the next phase of the Resource Mobilization Strategy (2017-2021) to position Plan Timor-Leste as a partner of choice for donors and to support the mobilization of the grant resources to achieve objectives.
In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven success in directly managing the implementation and reporting requirements of grant funded projects and programs.
You will also require a proven track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for development projects from a variety of institutional donors and corporates.
Strong communication, negotiation, team management and are essential, whilst experience of working in Timor-Leste or a similar country context would be advantageous
Type of Role: Fixed term, 5 year contract
Location: Dili, Timor Leste
Salary: circa $48,000 USD per annum plus benefits
Reports to: Country Director
Closing Date: Friday 27th January 2017
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.