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Business Development coordinator

Date: 5 Dec 2023

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.



The Opportunity


The Business Development Coordinator leads successful proposal development, under the guidance of the Business Development Manager.  Coordinating, challenging and aligning a range of financial, technical, business development and programme inputs, and producing a high-quality proposal for development, humanitarian nexus to development and emergency programs that satisfies Plan International’s strategy and procedures.


The Individual


Qualifications/ experience essential:


  • BA degree in Economics, Sociology, Social Development or related/equivalent subjects.
  • At least 5+ Years of relevant experience out of which 3 years on a senior level experience (not necessarily gained in an NGO or INGO) or demonstrated equivalent combination.
  • Strong experience in successful proposal development;
  • Excellent command of logical frameworks, budgets and technical formats;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-sector team, including coordinating technical input into proposals;
  • Ability to work with staff in country and NO staff remotely in writing and where necessary revising proposals.
  • Familiarity with requirements/compliance of key development and humanitarian donors and capacity to work in a multi-donor environment, including multilateral of UN agencies, EU, World Bank, etc., bilateral of USAID, GAC, MFAs etc. and other development funding streams.


  • Good program design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent and consistent documents including log frames.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Computer literacy with advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoints;
  • Demonstrated proposal writing and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language;
  • Results oriented and metrics driven;
  • Exceptional time management and able to solve problems;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Master’s degree is preferable
  • Experience in proposal development and knowledge of donor funding principles.

Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


Please click on this link to review the full job description; Link


Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)


  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;
  • Implement Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.

Location: Addis Ababa, Country office 
Type of Role: Definite Term Contract
Reports to: Business Development Manager
Grade: D1
Closing Date: December 10, 2023


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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