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Posting Title:Senior Regional Business Development Officer
Job Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Skill Required: Business Development/ Resource Mobilization,
Preferred Experience: 7-10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 22th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

Senior Regional Business Development Officer is in charge of exploring and diversifying new programs and business opportunities from institutional donors, conducting donor analysis needed for a business plan, and contributing to GGGI Africa growth as per the strategic orientations of the Africa Regional Strategy.


  • Actively identify and seek to maximize the potential opportunities that are in line with GGGI’s mandate;
  • Conduct the initial assessment, review of donor requirements, and analysis of the potential feasibilities of the initiatives based on GGGI context, expertise, and experiences at various levels;
  • Engage with GGGI colleagues and Staff from the HQ and Africa Country Offices based on the approved business opportunities;
  • Play a key role in the design of the Expressions of Interests, Concept Notes, and/or Proposals as necessary based on agreed actions;
  • Apply institutional strategy (GGGI 2030 Strategic Plan ) and country engagement strategy (Country Planning Framework) to the design and development of yearly business development plans and activities for the alignment with GGGI core values and corporate priorities
  • Analyze dynamic contexts and evolving green growth needs & priorities of the countries and integrate them into the design and development of GGGI Capacity statements, Concept Notes, and Proposals.
  • Maintain a reliable system of tracking and monitoring business development data and knowledge management of donors/partners and their requirements.
  • Assess issues and opportunities within targeted thematic areas for the development of concept notes and proposals;
  • Develop result reporting of business development activities internally and externally;
  • Builds support and understanding working closely with national, regional counterparts for application of green growth in development planning;
  • Identify specific project initiatives where green growth can be most effectively illustrated;
  • Develop project models that align with national development priorities and can be promoted to the donor community.


  • Advise Country Team and Representative with evidence and data-driven substantive inputs and analyses on program activity development, implementation, and assessment
  • Collaborate with other country teams, units, and divisions of GGGI on identified joint activity opportunities to ensure integrated delivery as One GGGI ;
  • Maintain active professional relations with partner governments and other key stakeholders to capture and integrate their changing green growth needs and manage ‘’client expectations’’.
  • Promote green growth and the GGGI methodology with the donor community and other stakeholders;
  • Advise GGGI on opportunities for engagement in the national context, demonstrating effective adaptation of the GGGI approach;


Business Opportunities: Identification and Detailed Analysis

  • Explore new program and business opportunities from institutional donors as per GGGI’s business plan and in agreement with the Africa Regional Director
  • Develop, review and regularly update GGGI institutional donor opportunities mapping by theme, geographical coverage, and priorities
  • Contribute to/Lead the development, writing, and packaging of applications to respond to RFPs/RFAs from bilateral and multilateral agencies, including but not limited to Regional/Global Development Banks.
  • Initiate concept note development and some full proposal development based on capabilities and agreed on actions
  • Work closely with relevant GGGI staff members in HQ and in Countries and in the field and engage with the donor to further explore and negotiate on the opportunity
  • Develop and maintain high quality working relationships with donors and counterparts from different parts of GGGI and its partner organizations
  • Manage the internal processes and documentation related to new business development

Networking, Partnership Development, and donor relationship management

  • Represent where appropriate GGGI at relevant forums and networks,
  • Ensure successful ongoing donor relationship management which aligns with GGGI Global Strategy and Country Planning Frameworks;
  • Contribute to ensuring positive relationships with GGGI offices
  • Attends different program meetings and provides inputs for overall organizational growth and sustainability
  • Proactively develop successful donor relationships in accordance with GGGI’s values, principles, and practices and commitment towards child rights/child protection

Business development Monitoring and Knowledge Management

  • Perform data collection and analyses to build and maintain country-specific knowledge base;
  • Stay abreast of international development, policies and best practices with particular attention to issues pertaining to global change, children, and poverty.
  • Organize forums to share successes and program learning with donors, partners, and peers
  • Managing the tracking system for monitoring of new business development opportunities in GGGI;
  • Develop result reporting of program activities and facilitate internal and external communications
  • Develop a knowledge bank of donor requirements and systems by the donor;
  • Capture lessons learned in project management to support refinement/improvement of existing policies and procedures.


  • Master’s Degree in business administration, international relations, or similar relevant to the position
  • Preferably 7- 8 years of experience in international development
  • Proven track record in grant acquisition and donor relationship management (from study, training, and practical experience)
  • Solid proposal writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good familiarity, networking, and working relationships with different donors and other partner organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to review and synthesize information and produce appropriate documents, with a strong analytical background, coupled with exceptional strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the economic, social, and environmental aspects relevant to green growth/ climate change programming in developing countries;
  • Solid knowledge of Africa development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities, and implications to the country’s economic, sustainable and green growth context;
  • Demonstrated ability in research and policy level analysis, and to review, synthesize information and produce quality reports;
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), MS Project and internet use
  • Able to work in a team environment, pitch-in attitude a must
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and French is a requirement.


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