Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Proposal Development Manager

1 position, based at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office

This is a core position for the Country office

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organisations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 95 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

The Proposal Development Manager will assists in coordinating the Country Office's proposal development efforts in collaboration with Resource Mobilization & partnership Advisor (RM&PA). The incumbent will assist in conducting research, donor intelligence gathering, funding trends analysis as well as donor and national priorities to keep abreast with changes in wider development and funding environment. S/he will also be responsible for tracking and maintaining information on funding opportunities and support with proposal writing as necessary.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility #1: Proposal Development.


  • Assist in coordination of proposal development process.
  • Write sections of the proposals as assigned by the supervisor (mostly technical sections are done by technical teams).
  • Maintain humanitarian funding proposal templates, relevant to EPP for rapid development as and when required.
  • Research on specific areas/ themes during concept note/proposal development phase and prepare concise information.
  • Support RMC preparing presentations and coordinate Go/No-Go decision making processes, take minutes and preparing Go/NoGo forms.
  • Prepare timeline for proposal / concept note development in consultation with RMC and update on progress.
  • Work closely with cost proposal manager to ensure quality proposal budgets compliant with the donor requirement.
  • Document critical lessons learnt, decisions and information on current funding environment and emerging donor priorities in consultation with RM&PA and CARE senior staff.
  • Prepare and update CARE’s pipeline matrix every two weeks.    
  • Format CVs during proposal development process, assist in finding right candidates as required for proposed projects at proposal stage.  
  • Oversee binding, scanning and packaging of final proposal documents and ensure timely submission of proposals.  
  • Organize internal and external meetings and other logistics as and when required.


Responsibility #2: Internal and External Representation and marketing.


  • Explore appropriate partners for large and small scale resource mobilization process.
  • Provide strategic support to Partners for program quality improvements.
  • Facilitate award management aspects in collaboration with Grants and Program Unit.
  • Play a critical role to position CARE Bangladesh towards potential future funding.
  • Establish & maintain major donor cultivation strategy & plan & monitor progress against the plan.
  • Represent CARE Bangladesh in appropriate donor meetings/ platforms with focus to resource mobilization. Support Resource Mobilization & Partnership Advisor (RM&PA) in mapping donor’s landscape and follow up maintain that process.
  • Maintain contact lists and build relationships with key CI, HQ and donor representatives and technical teams, as required, in coordination with CD, ACD, program directors and senior program staff.
  • Assist RM&PA to monitor resource and funding opportunities; maintain and update funding tracking table and corresponding files, communications and information in the “I” drive. 
  • Maintain new project concepts for marketing / presentations.
  • Gather information from internal resources/ staff as and where required for proposal development and resource mobilization.


Responsibility #3: Project Inception and Learning.


  • Support RM&PA inception and orientation activities for workshops for new projects as required.


Responsibility #4: Analyze feedback and information regarding proposal success and failure.


  • Conduct analysis on won and lost proposals and present them to relevant CARE Bangladesh staff.
  • Other duties as assigned time to time.


III.           Reporting to:  

Resource Mobilization & partnership Advisor (RM&PA)

IV.          Working Condition:  

The Proposal Development Manager is based at CBDO, with field travel as and when required.

  • Qualification:
  • 5-7 years extensive experience of proposal development and project design.
  • Master’s degree in International Development, Community Development, or other relevant Social Sciences discipline.

VI.          Core Competencies:

  • Donor relations and networking.
  • Familiarity with key development and humanitarian aid donors.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of gender issues in Bangladesh and commitment to promoting the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Demonstrated learning agility in order to work across broad range of program areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate work across teams.
  • Self-directed, systematic, working to tight deadlines.
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage working across team /across projects. The positon will assist generating resources for innovative programing to realize  CARE’s mission and vision.  

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Baby Care facility & Working Mother Benefits, Day care facilities etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home on or before May 27, 2019. 


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.