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Program Development (Business Development) Director

Relief International
Location: Washington, D.C., with travel as necessary (estimated 30% travel)
Last Date: September 20, 2011
Email: (Reference:

About RI: Relief International (RI) is an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President, Programs, the PD Director serves as a senior member of the Program Development Department, focused on program development, outreach, representation, and organizational development.

Develop relationships with current and potential future donors and partners, including USG agencies, other bilateral and multilateral donors, private and corporate foundations, and project implementation partners
Contribute to strategic planning in the area of program development
Manage the process of development of concept papers, project proposals and responses to RFA/Ps
Contribute to technical writing on proposals
Work with the SVP, Programs to develop and maintain strategies for the development of existing country programs
Travel to the field as necessary to assist in needs assessment, partnership discussions, and program design (30%)
Liaise with and train staff on RI program desks and technical units to ensure that program development work is carried out according to policy and at a high standard
Represent RI in DC at coordination meetings, conferences, and other external representation, as delegated
In the event of a possible RI response to an emergency situation, provide direct support to the RI Emergency Response Committee in formulating a strategy for intervention
Participate in the weekly Program Development Department meeting
Provide guidance and leadership to junior staff

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Successful proposal writing and partnership development track record
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities, meeting deadlines
Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
Ability to follow instructions and carefully review work for accuracy
Ability to act independently to identify and analyze problems and recommend effective solutions
BA or MA in related field
At least seven years work experience in a related field showing progressive increases in assigned responsibility

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application Procedure: To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary history, and three professional supervisory references (who we may contact after a second interview) with the date of availability to The email subject line should include the following: Program Development Director.


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