New Business Development and Partnerships Officer

Global Health Corps
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Job Description: The New Business Development and Partnerships Officer (NBDPO) will be based in Kampala and will play a critical role in the expansion of the Jhpiego Uganda office. In coordination with senior leadership in Uganda and members of the Baltimore New Program Development team, the NBDPO will develop and implement resource mobilization strategies, including building and strengthening partnerships with a wide variety of local and international organizations and identifying new funding opportunities with governments, multilateral agencies, local and international public and private donors, and foundations. The NBDPO will play a critical role in drafting and developing technical proposals, budgets, and work plans. In addition, the NBDPO will work to build the capacity of the Uganda office to effectively and efficiently capitalize on new business development opportunities.

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments, and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for people around the world. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems, and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective, and low-cost health care solutions to ensure quality level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Jhpiego has worked off and on in Uganda for nearly 30 years. In Uganda, Jhpiego works with the Ministry of Health, donors, and key partners in the field of reproductive, maternal, and newborn health. Jhpiego Uganda utilizes innovative health worker capacity building and quality improvement efforts to improve health outcomes for women, adolescents, and children across the continuum of care.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Organizational development:
Develop a system to track previous Jhpiego Uganda new business development efforts and document lessons learned
Establish a system to track upcoming new business development opportunities
Develop and maintain directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information
Serve as a liaison facilitating new business development processes between Kampala and Baltimore
Where appropriate, support program staff with donor reporting
Use the country strategic plan to tease out priority areas for business development
Partnership and proposal development:
Lead technical proposal writing, budget development, and work planning for external and internal funding opportunities
Coordinate pre-proposal information/data collection and conduct background research
Work with the Communications and External Relations Officer to identify opportunities to raise Jhpiego Uganda’s profile and execute strategies to leverage such opportunities
Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with several donor agencies, including preparing and conducting formal meetings with donor agencies

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Experience writing fundraising grants or proposals*
At least two years professional experience*
Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office programs*
Professional experience or academic training in public health or international development
Experience working with a range of donors, including governments, multilateral agencies, and local and international public and private donors and foundations
Project management experience, as evidenced by strong professional or academic results
Outstanding interpersonal skills; the ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and to instill confidence and trust
Ability to quickly understand complex concepts, including the theory and the practice of public health programming in a developing country context
Self-starter who showcases strong initiative, flexibility and an ability to think creatively
Strong analytical skills