Manager – New Business Development

Contract Type: Regular | Job Location: Cox’s Bazar | No. of Vacancies: 01

Save the Children invites applications for the above-mentioned position. We are committed to equal employment opportunities, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, age, or beliefs and religion. We are committed to diversifying our staff to better represent the communities we serve and actively welcome underrepresented groups to apply. 

The Opportunity

We invite applications for the role of Manager of New Business Development in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for coordinating the daily operations of the New Business Development team, aiding in resource mobilization for the Cox's Bazar Field office, and collaborating closely with the Director-NBD to refine and implement the fundraising strategy. Core duties encompass monitoring donor opportunities, conducting comprehensive research on potential donors/partners, and crafting compelling project proposals and concept papers. Additionally, the incumbent will play a pivotal role in facilitating program design workshops, maintaining donor databases, and ensuring adherence to quality standards in proposal submissions. Furthermore, the candidate will actively contribute to strategic planning initiatives, engage with external stakeholders and donors, and provide support for humanitarian response efforts as required, demonstrating versatility and commitment to the organization's objectives. This role demands strong analytical acumen, exceptional communication skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. If you possess these qualities and are passionate about making a tangible impact in the humanitarian sector, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dedicated team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of 6 years' hands-on experience in business development/resource mobilization or relevant areas, ideally within the context of international organizations or development agencies, showcasing a depth of industry knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to collaboratively develop winning concept notes and project proposals, supported by a track record of successful fundraising efforts, indicating a keen understanding of donor requirements and effective proposal writing skills.
  • Comprehensive familiarity with donor landscape and proposal requirements, including EC/USAID/FCDO, corporates, etc., underscoring the candidate's capacity to navigate complex donor environments and tailor proposals accordingly.
  • Prior experience in responding to solicitations and/or managing projects funded by major donors, highlighting proficiency in managing donor relationships and delivering on donor expectations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in partnership negotiations and successful proposal development, reflecting strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Exceptional conceptualization, design, and writing abilities, complemented by excellent English proficiency, essential for crafting compelling proposals and communication materials.
  • Profound understanding of children's issues in Bangladesh and development programming, indicating a commitment to addressing societal challenges and advancing child welfare initiatives.
  • Proven capability to distill complex information into concise and compelling narratives, showcasing the candidate's ability to communicate effectively to diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a collaborative mindset, non-discriminatory approach, and gender sensitivity, critical for fostering productive relationships and working effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies, or a related field, with preference given to candidates with an A-level background, demonstrating a strong academic foundation.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the rights of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

For a detailed job description and to apply online, please visit:

Application deadline: May 18, 2024

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce.’

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.