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DevWorks’ mission is to support people around the world to pursue opportunities for equitable social and economic growth to create stronger, more resilient communities. DevWorks builds on 10 years of experience implementing high-quality donor-funded projects in 19 countries across Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

DevWorks hiring and recruitment practices are based on commitment, flexibility, and integrity. We support our staff’s growth professionally and personally.

Business Development Manager – US

Company Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is seeking a Business Development Manager to strengthen its business development objectives by leading proposal management, partnership development, opportunity tracking, and other tasks.

DevWorks International was founded in 2011 and brings together a core team of solutions-oriented development professionals with expertise across technical areas and geographies. We deliver market-based solutions across five areas: agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), youth, governance, and natural resource management. Our approach is grounded in private sector engagement and improved service delivery, while building local capacity through ongoing partnerships and relationships.

Job Description

Position: Business Development Manager

Reports to: Director of Business Development

Work base: Hybrid (Partially Remote, 1-2 days per week in the office)

Classification: Exempt

Status: Full-time

Roles and Responsibilities

Business development:

  • Stay abreast of USAID, USDA and US Department of State funding trends and strategic developments related to DevWorks, ensuring that the team is informed of changes in trends and initiatives that might impact the organization.
  • Provide regular briefings to DevWorks staff and senior management regarding development opportunities and bid status, keeping them fully aware of all opportunities and proposals.
  • Represent DevWorks International at meetings and events, including proposal design sessions and conferences.
  • Strengthen the design and editing of key external marketing and communications materials.

Proposal management:

  • Serve as point of contact with prime and Proposal Manager on selected proposals.
  • As Proposal Manager, manage all proposal-related activities, including but not limited to:
  • Manage all aspects of proposal development, including the calendar and deliverables schedules;
  • Support capture and preparation for solicitations;
  • Manage recruitment for key personnel;
  • Communicate (manage email communication and facilitate meetings) with consultants and partner organizations on proposal development;
  • Review all inputs for responsiveness to donor requirements;
  • Draft or edit sections of proposals such as the management plan, capability and staffing sections, and other areas as appropriate;
  • Communicate potential trouble spots to the BD team as necessary, and suggest remediation;
  • Review budget drafts for alignment with the technical approach, org chart, etc., and communicate any trouble spots;
  • Update and assemble proposal materials (e.g., representations and certifications, CVs, bios, past performance references);
  • Manage production and submission, including formatting, compliance review, and submission; and
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy proposal files and oversees proposal debriefs and proposal close-out in accordance with DevWorks’ standard procedures.

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of six years of professional experience, including at least three years of business development/fundraising experience, ideally with US government agencies.
  • Exceptional editing/proofreading skills are required to ensure the production of clear, concise, and grammatically correct documents.
  • Flexibility and cross-cultural understanding are attributes of a successful candidate.
  • Must be highly organized, dependable, and able to prioritize multiple demands to meet deadlines. Must have experience managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Must be available for international travel (up to 10-15% time).
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interest in international development. Experience living or working in a developing country desired.
  • Foreign language skills in French and/or Spanish a plus.
  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Strategic thinker adept at juggling priorities in a fast-paced environment and can plan, prioritize and organize individual and group activities and processes.
  • Team-focused must enjoy working as part of an energetic group of highly engaged individuals.
  • BA in international relations, economics, or related field. Master’s preferred.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “BD Manager” in the subject line.

DevWorks International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DevWorks encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.

If applicants require reasonable accommodation in completing the job application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your inquiries to alamelu@riseglobaltalent.com.

Call for Part-time Local Capacity Building Specialists

Location: Global

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) seeks international development professionals to join our growing local capacity building practice area. This practice area supports a variety of local organizations in business development, project implementation and donor compliance, and overall organizational development. Local Capacity Building Specialists will support DevWorks’ Programs and Business Development teams to strengthen the organizational capacity of our local partners during project implementation and/or proposal development. Local Capacity Building Specialists may also provide technical expertise to support DevWorks’ Business Development team in pursuing donor-funded projects that are focused on capacity building of local actors to receive and manage donor funds and on capacity building for donor staff to improve their localization programming. Given the wide variety of tasks and assignments, experts of all levels (junior, mid, and senior) and with varying geographic experience are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Experience working on donor-funded projects, especially with USAID, USDA, and other relevant US government agencies
  • Demonstrated experience with organizational development processes; experience with business and proposal development is desired
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and formal training and strong interpersonal skills for coaching and mentoring in informal settings
  • Ability to work closely with and support organizations based in the developing world in a respectful and inclusive manner
  • Technical expertise in one or more of DevWorks’ sectors (agriculture, WASH, natural resources management, youth, and local governance) is desired
  • Strong organizational skills, execution of tasks, and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, coordinate effectively, and meet program goals
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in political/social science, international relations, or related field
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Local Capacity Building Specialist” in the subject line.

Chief of Party – Nepal

Location: Nepal

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated September 2023

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Nepal Localization Support Activity. The purpose of the Localization Support Activity is to strengthen the Mission’s ability to ensure that local actors are in the lead role for Nepal’s development. Support must be provided in three overarching areas: 1. Capacity Strengthening for Local Actors to apply, receive and manage USAID awards; 2. Strengthen the Mission’s Government to Government (G2G) Programming; and 3. Support for the Mission to Improve Localization Programming.

The COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision making and will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, DevWorks, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible professional experience in local capacity building, local governance, local partner coordination, third party monitoring and risk management and/or other related fields, preferably in Nepal and/or Southern Asia.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Southern Asia.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director or equivalent position for donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Master’s degree or higher in International Development, International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in forming and leading coalitions, coordinating with and advocating among a broad set of diverse stakeholders including communities, local and national governmental representatives, donors, private sector enterprises, civil society organizations, NGOs and local partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Chief of Party (COP) – USAID Nepal Localization Support Activity” in the subject line.

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Technical

    Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

    Start Date: Contingent upon Award, anticipated May 2023

    Job Description

    DevWorks is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Technical for the upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Nepal Agricultural Transformation activity. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated total value of $25-30 million.

    The DCOP – Technical, in coordination with the Chief of Party, will be responsible for managing the project’s technical intervention strategy, work planning, and activity design. Areas of technical responsibility will include improving agricultural productivity and crop diversity; enhancing the enabling policy environment to encourage private sector investment in agriculture; increasing market linkages; improving the economic resilience of women, youth, and marginalized communities; and building the capacity of national agriculture research institutions and extension systems. The DCOP – Technical will provide technical oversight, support and coaching to component leads, field-based advisors, local partners, and other local stakeholders.

    The following qualifications apply to this Key Personnel position:

      • Master’s degree in agronomy, agribusiness or related field, plus eight (8) years of prior work experience in international development or related field, including at least five years of work experience in the agriculture and/or rural development sector;
      • Strong understanding of agriculture policy, agriculture economics, private sector agribusiness, and agriculture investment enabling environment;
      • Strong understanding of agricultural market systems and value chain approaches;
      • Experience working with agricultural value chain actors including producer and farmer associations, marketing groups, input suppliers, agribusinesses and rural development NGOs/CSOs.
      • Proven record of accomplishment in capacity building of agribusinesses and producer groups, including professionalization of management, improving access to finance, and strengthening market linkages;
      • Previous experience with projects of a similar magnitude and complexity; previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
      • Excellent management skills and good knowledge of donor (preferably USAID) procedures and policies, agreement compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, sub-award management, and other management support areas/functions, including the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams
      • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including: direct supervision of professional and support staff, quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and team building skills, and demonstrated organizational skills including a strong track record in meeting deadlines.
      • Ability to interact regularly and professionally across cultures and languages.
      • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.

    How to Apply

    Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Nepal Agriculture DCOP – Technical” in the subject line.

    DevWorks International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DevWorks encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.

    Call for Business Development Specialists - Global

    Location: Global

    DevWorks International (DevWorks) seeks international development professionals to join our growing support services practice area. This practice area supports a variety of organizations in business and proposal development, including specific strategy development and opportunity assessments; organizing and managing design sessions; producing and/or revising technical content for key proposal sections; preparing cost proposals with the support of the DevWorks finance team; supporting recruitment efforts; and attending donor workshops/events, among other assignments. Given the wide variety of tasks and assignments, experts of all levels (junior, mid, and senior), are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications

    • Experience working on donor-funded projects, especially with USAID, USDA, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Undergraduate/graduate degree in political/social science, international relations, or related field
    • Demonstrated understanding of business and proposal development processes
    • Strong organizational skills, execution of tasks, and attention to detail
    • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, coordinate and effectively meet program goals
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to work closely with organizations based in the developing world
    • Experience with organizational capacity development a plus

    How to Apply

    Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Business Development Specialist” in the subject line.

    Call for Technical Experts: WASH and Water Resources Management - Global

    Location: Global

    DevWorks International (DevWorks) is seeking technical experts for upcoming projects focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management (WRM) globally. WASH and WRM experts will provide technical expertise to project teams in topics such as WASH market systems development; enterprise development; governance; sustainable service delivery; access to finance; and climate resilience. Upcoming projects may provide support in a broad range of areas within the WASH sector, including data collection and management; assessment and analysis; strategic planning and program design; capacity building and institutional strengthening; policy, regulatory and institutional support; technical and service delivery; shock response and adaptive management; and performance monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of field activities and projects.

    Qualifications

    • At least six (6) years of relevant experience in the WASH and/or WRM sectors.
    • Previous experience in one or more of the following countries is required: D.R. Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda.
    • Previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is strongly preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to achieve consensus on technical and administrative matters. Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
    • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply

    Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Technical Expert – WASH” in the subject line.

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