International Development Executive

Job Summary

International Development Executive

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


  • Undertake market research to inform business development strategy
  • Identify and track potential business opportunities
  • Develop and maintain strong external working relationships with clients, strategic partners, and technical advisers
  • Support tender preparation and proposal management activities.


PROGRAMME DELIVERY


Client Management

  • Supporting Project Managers in achieving a high level of client satisfaction with programme outcomes
  • Support the Project Manager to ensure compliance with the DFID supplier code of conduct, including due diligence and monitoring of downstream delivery partners


Contract Management


  • Ensuring that the programme has an executed contract, that all contract amendments are quickly actioned, and that key stakeholders are apprised of any substantive changes
  • Supporting management of contract requirements as necessary, in conjunction with the Project Director and Project Manager.


Financial Management


  • Financial management tasks, including accurate project forecasting and budgeting
  • Cost tracking and management, client invoicing and reporting including value for money reporting, audit preparation and response.


Technical Delivery


  • Researching and synthesising knowledge to convey Abt’s technical capabilities across priority sectors (including governance, health, and economic development) to partners and clients
  • Contributing to technical deliverables across programmes, where required


MONITORING, EVALUATION, RESEARCH, AND LEARNING (MERL)


  •  Supports development of programme MERL frameworks
  • Supports design of data collection approaches
  • Supports analysis of quantitative and qualitative data


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA. or M.S. in international relations, development economics, economic development, public policy or a related field, although 5 years of related work experience with a B.A. may be considered in lieu of a graduate degree;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience, especially in successful proposal development and/or international project management for an international NGO;
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong English writing and grammar skills, and strong analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated creativity in developing and contributing to DFID & FCO proposals and knowledge of tendering requirements, compliance and guidelines for consulting services, dealing with conflicting priorities and complexity, and effectively articulating conclusions in written and oral forms;
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Computer literate, including operating skills necessary for development and preparation of Excel spreadsheets, correspondence, and research;
  • Experience conducting quantitative data analysis, ideally with SPSS or STAT
  • Understanding of FCO & DFID programme design and focus
  • Experience with programme MERL preferred
  • Previous business development and programmatic work with international donors, ideally DFID & FCO
  • Creativity, initiative, organizational skills, and extreme attention to detail, with an emphasis on following tasks to completion;
  • Fluent in English and working level fluency of a foreign language, especially Spanish or French;
  • Prior overseas work or volunteer experience is highly desirable.

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