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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million l...
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    Business Development Officer – Grants


    To provide technical support in the identification and development of Amref Health Africa programmes in line with Strategy including development, finalisation and submission of high quality proposals and concept papers.



    • Business Development Support the development and submission of high quality concept notes, expressions of interest and full proposals to institutional donors.
    • Support relevant Country offices to gather, synthesis and support analysis of information about prospective partners and competitors to inform bid decisions
    • Scoping for opportunities
    • Provide support in the collection and presentation of information on  funding opportunities (from specific websites, publications, the press, and other sources) to inform bid decisions
    • Client relations Liaise with various teams and departments across the organisation to increase donors, partners and stakeholders awareness of Amref Health Africa’s niche area, performance and reputation as a means to increase and ensure follow-on funding.
    • Preparedness Update and edit capability statements, best practices, key outcomes across all thematic areas and past performance references in readiness for proposal development.
    • Liaison Liaise with other teams within Amref Health Africa such as Communications and Corporate Fundraising departments to enhance the achievement of shared goals and objectives Knowledge management
    • Provide support and generation of timely and accurate reports Responsible for maintaining a database of proposals and concepts notes, based on the Amref Information Management System (AIMS)


    Job description current as at Feb 2020

    Education and knowledge 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies.
    • Familiarity with use of databases.
    • Principles of data organisation and project management


    • At least -3 years’ experience in supporting proposal development with a development organisation (preferably with a focus on public/community health and development) in Africa
    • Experience in donor mapping and prospecting;  • Working with local and international partners 
    • Demonstrated capacity to generate ideas and finish tasks on time 
    • Ability to work in multicultural contexts and teams, including managing internal and external relationships across countries.


    • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and in a logical manner
    • Good team player and communicator
    • Attention to detail
    • Flexibility
    • Interpersonal skills


    • Results Oriented
    • Quick learner willing to go the extra mile to achieve deadlines

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a Cover letter in PDF expressing your interest and clearly outlining your qualifications for the position (Not exceeding 2 pages); and an updated CV in PDF (Not exceeding 3 pages) highlighting all relevant educational and employment experience.  The subject line for your email should read: Amref/BDO - Grants/01/2020 to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.
    Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Amref is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

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