CARE is seeking a talented Director of Bid Coordination (DBC), who will play a key role in overseeing and setting the strategic direction for the USG-focused proposal development team, as part of the Competitive Bids Unit (CBU). S/he will refine and streamline proposal development processes through knowledge management and capacity building activities, as well as by coordinating across teams and units at CARE.
The Director of Bid Coordination will oversee the bid coordination process and directly supervise three Senior Business Development Specialists and a Proposal Writer/Researcher. The DBC works closely with other members of the Competitive Bids Unit, along with Country Office (CO), Regional Management Unit (RMU) and Headquarter (HQ) staff to ensure a streamlined proposal development process, and consistency with CARE’s best practices and CO needs and interests. The DBC develops and maintains systems to facilitate CARE’s response to RFPs/RFAs; prepares analytical reports of past CARE experience to reflect on lessons learned; and provides leadership to build CARE staff capacity to successfully pursue bids. The Director of Bid Coordination leads the CBU’s Knowledge Management and Capacity Building efforts for building staff skills and knowledge of US Government (USG) competitive bidding.
- Proposal development and coordination
- Management of proposal development processes and bid coordinators
- Knowledge management
- Capacity building
Bachelor’s degree in developmental studies, or field that emphasizes critical writing and thinking skills;
- At least 4 years’ experience in at least one of the relevant technical areas including international public health, food security, nutrition, agriculture and livelihoods;
- At least 6 years’ of experience in proposal writing or management, and familiarity with requirements of key humanitarian donors and capacity to work in a multi-donor environment;
- At least 3 years of US Government business development experience or knowledge;
- Native English proficiency, excellent writing skills with special emphasis on clear, persuasive language; strong editing skills; knowledge of US Government proposal requirements and ability to work under tight deadlines.