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Hybrid- Business Development Women’s Empowerment Specialist

Washington D.C.

  • Organization: Counterpart International
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: Closed

Counterpart International (Counterpart) is seeking a Business Development Women’s Empowerment (WE) Specialist. The position will report to the Vice President of New Business Development and will be embedded in the Women’s Empowerment Practice Area.

The Specialist will provide technical leadership on proposals, facilitate the women’s empowerment pipeline and decisions around priority proposals, and produce and support the development of knowledge products that better position Counterpart in the market.

The position is ideal for candidates with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in international development. Preferred candidates will demonstrate strong business development acumen, entrepreneurial skills, and a technical understanding of key USAID women’s empowerment technical area. The candidate should have a keen interest in understanding different development approaches in various contexts and the ability to package and present the approaches and tools in proposals.

The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to Counterpart’s Mission, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and placing our country-partners and grassroot organizations at the center of our development work.

Counterpart is committed to supporting career growth and we prioritize professional development.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Technical Lead in the development of proposals. This includes proposal writing, leading the project design (including the theory of change and logic model), conducting reconnaissance trips, and securing partners. Approximately 70% of time.
  • Facilitate the further integration of women’s empowerment approaches in Counterpart’s current portfolio of governance and resilient food systems (RFS) programs, including new business proposals WE’s pipeline meeting and carry-out early analysis and intelligence gathering to inform Counterpart’s proposal prioritization process. Approximately 20% of the level of effort.
  • Lead and/or support the production of knowledge products that document and enhance Counterpart’s approaches, tools, and evidence that respond to our funders’ priorities. Approximately 10% of the level of effort.

Qualifications

  • Advance degree in relevant field (or a bachelor's with an additional 2 years of experience).
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in international development, with successful proposal development experience (demonstrated wins), technical knowledge and expertise in women’s empowerment technical area, or other relevant area.
  • Demonstrated experience writing winning proposals.
  • Strong understanding of USAID.
  • Comfortable working and communicating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and under pressure against tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, self-motivated, detail-oriented, self-directed, and curious.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Language skills in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic.

Annual Salary Range: $92,706-$120,517

Counterpart is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, Ameri-Corps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Accessibility Notice: If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to recruiting@counterpart.org. Please view Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision: Counterpart will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please use the following link:

https://careers-counterpart.icims.com/jobs/1701/hybrid--business-development-women%e2%80%99s-empowerment-specialist/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=785&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Counterpart is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, Ameri-Corps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Accessibility Notice: If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to recruiting@counterpart.org. Please view Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision: Counterpart will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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