Business Development Manager

Save the Children

The Opportunity – Business Development Manager, home-based or, preferably, one of NWB Offices in Sarajevo or Belgrade

The Country Office Business Development Manager will support the Country Director, PDQ and other country programme staff to grow Save the Children funding and partnerships at the country level in order to resource the Country Strategic Plan.

To achieve the country’s programme ambitions in line with SC’s Global Breakthroughs, the Country Office Business Development (BD) Manager will be responsible for coordinating the development of the annual funding strategy, developing an engagement plan across members, donors, implementing partners and other necessary stakeholders, and creating and managing an efficient system to identify and develop new funding opportunities. They will lead on key strategic funding opportunities, including pre-positioning, capture planning, and proposal management and coordination.

The post holder will be expected to work across the Movement (Regional Offices, Members, and other Country Offices as necessary) in achieving the country funding strategy and be the primary link with Regional Offices for all NBD best practices and capacity building efforts.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have the following:

Background in business development, donor and relationship management, strategic portfolio analysis and planning, and change management required.

* 5+ years of demonstrated experience identifying and securing funding from government donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors and/or foundations.
* Demonstrated experience in leading assessments of funding landscapes and developing programme funding strategies to meet strategic goals.
* Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating the development of major proposals to institutional donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors, and/or foundations.
* Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with a wide range of internal colleagues and stakeholders (e.g. programme, technical, awards, compliance, finance, program operations).
* Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including communicating with impact, influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
* Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with external donor agencies.
* A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs. Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies, including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
* Fluency in English, including strong writing capabilities.

* Fluency in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages
* INGO experience and an excellent grasp of operational issues.
* Previous experience in working with corporate donors.
* A detailed understanding of funding mechanisms for development work such as Save the Children.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation
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 realise the right 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, 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.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply

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Deadline: 28 Mar 2023