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Save The Children Senior Director, Business Development--Global Health in Washington DC, District Of Columbia



As a member of the Department of Global Health (DGH) Program Development team, the Senior Director for Business Development, Global Health will report to the Associate Vice President (AVP), Program Development & Management and lead resource mobilization efforts to expand global health programming. You will bring technical leadership in components of global health as well as demonstrated experience and success in resource mobilization for health-related proposals for submission to the United States Government (USG) and other large institutional and private donors. You will work closely with the Global Health team to identify new and transformative fundraising opportunities, leading opportunities from pre-positioning to submission, and to successful award. You will lead, supervise, coach, and develop members of the DGH Program Development team and will prioritize sustaining current partnerships and developing new relationships with peer organizations, innovative partners, and donors.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Resource Mobilization (75%)

  • Work closely with new business and resource development colleagues, develop and support the implementation of a resource mobilization plan for public and private funding streams, including USG (and especially USAID), foundations, private donors, and multilateral donors, to grow our global health portfolio in development, transitional, and emergency settings;

  • Coordinate with SC country offices and DGH staff to identify and pre-position for upcoming global health opportunities, which includes leading capture work and partner selection;

  • Serve as the Proposal Director for global health opportunities, and in this role ensure SC is responsive to the solicitation, creates a competitive proposal, and maintains collaborative and productive relationships with team members and partners;

  • Oversee and collaborate with key stakeholders to make key decisions regarding both the technical and cost components of proposals, leveraging a deep knowledge of the global health sector and competitive landscape when making decisions;

  • Remain informed and up-to-date on major donor trends, policies, and procurements.

Network and Partnership Development (10%)

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key donor counterparts (especially USAID), current and potential partners, external partnerships/consortia, and other stakeholders to advance our global health work, both within the US and priority regions for DGH;

  • Work with SC country offices and others to position SC as a partner of choice in global health programming;

  • Represent Save the Children to key external audiences and networks.

Staff Management and Development (10%)

  • Lead, develop, and supervise Program Development staff, working with DGH and HR staff, to effectively and efficiently recruit, develop, engage, and retain talent for the team;

  • Promote and demonstrate an inclusive and collaborative workplace culture, upholding Save the Children’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, and Integrity.

Knowledge Management for Program Development (5%)

  • Collaborate closely with knowledge management and technical leadership to strengthen global health program development resources, particularly technical content, global, country and thematic capability statements, and project past performance references.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 10 years of relevant experience;

  • Demonstrated track record in successfully securing awards from USG, institutional and private donors;

  • Proven success in proposal-writing and critical thinking skills to craft approaches to secure new funding opportunities;

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of one or more components of global health;

  • Proven networks/familiarity with technical and donor community;

  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English;

  • Proven ability to distill complicated concepts into clear, consistent, and direst messages to a diverse audience;

  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID policies, strategies, and program priorities, preferably at both the global and country levels;

  • Demonstrated successful experience supervising or mentoring employees;

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging;

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels;

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20 percent of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Field programming experience and perspective, including ability to work productively with a diverse range of country office program personnel, primarily in Africa and Asia;

  • French language skills.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)