Business Development Advisor Focusing on USAID (REMOTE/PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)
Job Location: Prague or remote
Type of contract: Part-time or full-time (upon agreement)
Duration: Long-term cooperation (contract initially for 1 year)
Starting date: As soon as possible, candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis
We are an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. We are the largest INGO in Central and Eastern Europe with 22 offices worldwide, over 2400 employees, and a budget of over 240 million Euros. Our headquarters is in the Czech Republic, Prague.
We are proud of our values-driven and friendly culture where you are empowered to influence decisions and to put your initiatives into action. We welcome proactivity, creativity, and innovation.
We promote diversity, transparency, and mutual respect and create a positive learning environment.
Per our 2023 satisfaction survey, 95% of our staff would happily recommend PIN as a great place to work and 97% are proud to tell people that they work for PIN.
Do you want to work from home, have flexible working hours, and work closely with an inspiring and supportive team?
This role is for a motivated and goal-oriented professional with proven experience in funding mechanisms and business development of the USAID portfolio (primarily focusing on development funding), proposal development, and donor engagement. You will be responsible for expanding PIN's global development-oriented funding portfolio from USAID.
You would become a key member of the Institutional Fundraising Unit, part of the Knowledge and Learning Department, a dynamic team of technical advisors and specialists, focusing on high-quality program development and implementation. You will be offered a unique exposure to a wide portfolio of PIN's work across humanitarian, early recovery, and development.
Your main responsibilities:
USAID donor engagement and intelligence (40%)
- Act as a global focal point for USAID (outside of USAID BHA)
- Prepare PIN’s global USAID engagement strategy, in line with PIN Global Fundraising Strategy, Country Programme Strategies, and other PIN Strategies
- Facilitate PIN global positioning towards USAID departments
- Facilitate and manage PIN's relationships with potential primes/partners to increase the scope of accessing USAID funding opportunities
Project design and proposal development (50%)
- Upon request lead/write/review proposals for USAID, and potentially other institutional donors such as DG ECHO, DG INTPA, FCDO, SDC, GAC, GFFO, UN, CHFs, CZDA, etc., and private foundations
- Ensure proposed projects comply with donor requirements and PIN strategic priorities, coordinate with other PIN units, especially compliance
- Coordinate required technical inputs with other PIN Units (especially the Knowledge & Learning department)
- Lead and/or support partner negotiations including teaming and pre-bid agreements
- Provide long-term support to specific Country programmes
Strategic and capacity development support (10%)
- As a key member of the Institutional Fundraising Unit, you will actively participate in strategic team and departmental discussions, and support the Head of the Unit and management with relevant analysis and research
- Provide capacity building to HQ and country-based staff on proposal development and donor positioning
- Proven track record in leading competitive proposal processes and securing funding from USAID and proven knowledge of USAID strategies (in situations where your established track record with USAID is limited, but you have a strong experience with other donors, the minimum expectation is that you display enthusiasm for the subject matter, along with a history of involvement in USAID proposal efforts as an integral team member)
- Experience working for international organizations or donor agencies
- Experience in commercial contracts is an advantage
- Excellent command of written and spoken English, other languages are an advantage (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, etc.)
- Ability to perform under time pressure, to manage multiple tasks, and to work independently and effectively in fast-paced, multicultural environments/teams
- Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, coaching, and mentoring skills
- Excellent communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with an eye for proposal messaging, themes, proposal aesthetics, and content
- Strong networking, representational, relationship building and negotiation skills
- Ability to both coordinate with different teams and participate in different team environments
- Remote and flexible work (part-time/full-time options available) with the possibility of short field trips
- Salary according to the PIN salary scale dependent on the cost of living in the specific home location
- Work with inspiring people, for the largest Central and Eastern-European INGO
- 25 days of annual leave and 3 study leave days
- Personal and professional development – including extensive Capacity Building program – internal and external - Induction training, internal e-learnings, Knowledge and Learning Department onboarding, eventual HEAT Training, Humentum training (www.humentum.org ), PuntoSud training (https://academy.puntosud.org/courses)
- For Prague-based employees: Child day-care for employees’ children (kindergarten in the building of our office in Prague), Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World International Film Festival)
- Language courses available
- Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online;
How to apply?
Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter in English via our application form. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.
People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp).
People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct, and is committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need is involved. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp). People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.