Regional Business Development Lead at Education Development Trust

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Regional Business Development Lead at Education Development Trust

Regional Business Development Lead at Education Development Trust

About the Job – Regional Business Development Lead

About the Role

We are currently seeking a Regional Business Development Lead to take a technical and strategic lead on business development for large-scale opportunities within the Sub Saharan Africa region.

The Regional Business Development Lead will play a leading role in securing new, high-value, strategically important opportunities across the region, supporting the regional Senior Management Team with the identification, cultivation, and winning of new contract opportunities. You will oversee and be accountable for the end-to-end management of the proposal process within the region, ensuring that the quality of funding proposals meets the highest internal standards. You will provide bid oversight and support the design and quality assurance of our high-impact education solutions and Client Relationship Management (CRM).

We are interested in hearing from individuals with business development experience at a regional level, preferably in multiple countries within Sub Saharan Africa. You should have technical knowledge of educational systems and policy issues in the region, a strong skill-set around business design and communication, and stakeholder management experience. Experience of successful contract bidding, the ability to deliver high-scoring proposals, and excellent knowledge of the procurement processes of international donors (FCDO, USAID, UNICEF) is essential. You should have a passion for leading, managing, and developing multi-disciplinary teams to meet or exceed delivery targets and achieve client satisfaction.

The position will be based in any of our SSA offices in Ethiopia/Kenya/Rwanda/Zimbabwe/Sierra Leone, with frequent travel to the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, and to the global headquarters office in Reading, UK. You should have the right to work in one of our regional offices in SSA.

Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early.

About the Organisation

Education Development Trust has a regional hub based in Nairobi which provides operational and back-office support to several projects delivered in the region. Currently, the region is implementing high-value projects in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and growing. Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who comes into contact with us. We operate a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH). Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and police checks. Successful candidates will be required to sign a safeguarding declaration to confirm that they will abide by the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, Protection from SEAH, and the Safeguarding Code of Conduct. For further application details, kindly download the attached Job Description.

About the Company

Education Development Trust is an international not-for-profit organization working to improve education outcomes around the world. We seek to improve education and transitions into work through expert research on what works. Our experts deliver highly impactful education administration programs, and we are proud to have a dedicated team of 1,001-5,000 employees. Join us in making a difference.

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