Business Development Specialist
(Based at Bangladesh Country Office of Plan International)

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. Our core values bind us together and hold us to high standards for how we expect ourselves and those we work with to behave. They are our guiding principles to the way we work and help us to understand how to put our organisational purpose-Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls into practice.

Our organisation is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere that we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals in our team, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls. With this backdrop, Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) has set the vision for 2030 as, ‘We will partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights’. This change will enable us to deliver successfully on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.

The Role:

The Business Development Specialist (BDS) is responsible for managing and coordinating all grant proposal development and reporting both for Country office covering all geo-locations of Plan International Bangladesh, in collaboration with the respective Technical Leads and the Head of Divisions, Program Management and Implementation team, System and Ops team and HR-OD team and Girls Rights Hub team.

The role is responsible for establishing a funding strategy through internal and external donor mapping, liaison and relation building with potential donor agencies including business intelligence. S/he ensures donors’ requirements and compliance to Plan’s corporate policies, procedures, and alignment to response goals and objectives, maintaining at all times the ethical standards of the organization in grants acquisition.

What we’re looking for:

We need a self-motivated and energetic development professional with

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Business Administration, Social sciences, or other relevant field from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in a similar job (Euro 8M+ annual fundraising target across multiple donors) in MUST
  • Experience of grant management systems
  • Knowledge of funding opportunities especially calls, formats and donor compliance of diverse institutional donors (EU, USAID, AusAid, DFID, SIDA etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Private sector donors/foundations
  • Demonstrated knowledge in budgeting principles and all aspects of proposal design.
  • Knowledge of rights-based development work, relevant sectoral experience desirable

How to apply:

To find out more details & apply instruction visit: Business Development Specialist. Last date to apply online is 15 March 2023. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that we stand for.

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. And If we receive a satisfactory number of CVs, we may discontinue the advertisement. Therefore, we encourage applicants to apply early. Any prior communication or persuasion may lead to disqualification of the candidacy.

A range of pre-employment checks and anti-terrorism screening will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Global Safeguarding 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 ask for any fees through mobile banking or send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

Monthly consolidated salary range for this role is Tk. 147,106.00 to Tk. 183,883.00 (may vary based on experience) along with other benefits i.e. Life Insurance, Hospitalization Insurance coverage along with Out Patient Treatment Benefit.

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.

Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.


Recently there have been instances of fraudulent job advertisements/offers in favour of Plan International Bangladesh asking for fees through different mobile Banking options which has led to confusion among job seekers. Plan International would like to stipulate that these are fraudulent activities and Plan International does not ask for or ever accept any such fees during the recruitment process. Plan International advises you to be vigilant against such fraudulent activities.

As an independent development and humanitarian organization, We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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