Business Development & Relations Manager at American Refugee Committee (ARC)

JOB OPPORTUNITY- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONS MANAGER

Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join our team for the position of Business Development & Relations Manager –based in Kigali, Rwanda:

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of ARC Rwanda business development and resourcing strategy, working in close consultation and collaboration with all departments and leadership team.
  • Lead the development and implementation of ARC Rwanda business development and resourcing strategy, working in close consultation and collaboration with all departments and leadership team.
  • Source, gather and share intelligence on institutional donors, foundations and corporate funding priorities, strategies & trends; and potential working and resourcing opportunities.
  • Lead development and timely delivery of high-quality business plans, resourcing concepts, plans or proposals, working in collaboration with all relevant departments and programs staff.
  • Link with similar interest and focus agencies with a mind to consortia-development, and broadening ARC Rwanda relations, networks, and business advancement and eligibility.
  • Oversee the development of innovative sponsorship, adoption, twinning, and such similar schemes and approaches, for resource mobilization and campaigns
  • Input to the drafting of external papers, reports, briefs, and updates, for business sustenance and growth
  • Cultivate, nurture and maintain a strategic and mutually fulfilling relationship between ARC with current and potential supporters and donors.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Project Management, Development, International Relations, or a closely related field from an accredited university required
  • Significant and sustained experience (8-10 years) in complex global development and/or humanitarian settings; added experience with foundations, corporations or private sector a plus
  • Familiarity with multilateral donor requirements and working procedures, and previous exposure with private sector partnerships required.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, insightfully and persuasively in English, and meet regularly tight deadlines.
  • Proven pattern of success in project design, business plans, concepts and proposal development required.

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications  – to include 1 page Cover Letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant  professional  referees –  to the following email address only RWJobs@arcrelief.org

Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered.  The deadline for submission of applications is September 9, 2019, at 12:00hrs . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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