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Business Development and Grants Manager


  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Sustainable Business Development
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: Closed

CARE International established a presence in Jordan in 1948, created in the wake of the Palestinian refugee crisis. Over 70 years later, CARE has served the needs of the Palestinian, Iraqi, Somali, Sudanese, and now Syrian refugee communities.

CARE’s scope of work has evolved from emergency response to long-term development programming, now encompassing an Urban Refugee Protection Program, the Azraq Camp Program, and the Sustainable Development Program.

CARE International seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. In Jordan, CARE will be recognized for its commitment to the humanitarian protection and empowerment of communities especially women and girls, where rights are secured, and human potential fulfilled for all.

CARE in Jordan leads humanitarian protection, economic empowerment, and civic engagement interventions for women and girls from poor and vulnerable communities in the fight to overcome poverty, gender-based violence, and social injustice. We nurture accountability, leadership and political will internally and among our partners to achieve this mission.

CARE values equality, integrity, transformation, excellence, diversity, and respect for the dignity and worth of every human being, where we affirm the dignity, potential, and contribution of all; communities we work with, partners, donors, and staff.

CARE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

CARE International in Jordan has a vacancy for the post of Business Development and Grants Manager:

CARE Jordan provides a humanitarian response to cover urgent basic needs, Economic Empowerment, Civic Engagement, and Community-Based Protection in support of vulnerable Jordanians, and Refugees in camps and urban settings.

The Business Development and Grants Manager (BDGM) will drive strategic and proactive resource mobilization approaches, and work to improve donor and internal CARE engagement/visibility and implementation of Resource Mobilization (RM) processes and tools (proposal development, RM knowledge management, RM reporting, etc.).

The position also requires the ability to work with diverse teams; including but not limited to technical advisors, operations, finance, HR, security, and MEAL staff at the country, regional and global levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Strategic Planning

  • Develop a resource mobilization strategy and update it annually in collaboration with the CO SMT, CARE International Member Partners, and CARE USA global resource mobilization team.
  • Lead the portfolio and funding assessments (portfolio analysis, donor landscape, and, funding opportunity assessments) to identify potential donors and advance the country office strategy.
  • Develop tools and mechanisms to track funding against the country's strategy and annual targets and revise annual fundraising targets and forecasts accordingly.
  • Conduct win/loss analysis and provide recommendations to increase the success rate.
  • Contribute to the conceptualization of programs that ensure value for money.
  • Maintain an ongoing and regularly updated information bank on context analysis and research findings for proposal development.

2. Business Development

  • Participate in key donor meetings, and initiate donor contacts, when necessary, to foster long-term collaboration and engagement. Proactively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large-scale or strategic funding opportunities, either as a prime or sub-recipient in joint ventures.
  • Identify, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors, private sector, and non-traditional donors.
  • Coordinate all proposal development including high-value or complex proposals and bids, building on global, regional, and national expertise.
  • In collaboration with the technical leads, seek out and facilitate inputs from technical teams to ensure that programs benefit from CARE’s global expertise while remaining relevant to the local context.
  • Coordinate closely with other departments (Support, Operations, Program Quality) to ensure proposals are coherent, ambitious, and achievable.
  • Quality review technical aspects of the narratives and log frames and ensure complementarity with budgets and other deliverables and that projects are relevant to CARE’s impact goals in Jordan.

3. Grants Cycle Management

  • Support the development and submission of donor reports as needed, including coordination, consolidation and quality reviews and sign-offs.
  • Support the PMO with the project cycle management meetings in line with the established methodology including assessing progress against PCM tools.
  • Work closely with Finance/Grant staff to coordinate cross-departmental (Support, Operations & Programs) Go-No-Go, Pre-IPIA, and IPIA discussions, reviews and sign-offs and ensure proper filing and documentation.


  • Required:
  1. Master's degree in business administration, business management, finance, accounting, marketing, communications, or another related field, with a minimum of five years of management in both emergency and development contexts or bachelor’s degree with 7 years of related work experience.
  2. This position requires Broad managerial know-how.

Experience/Technical Skills:

  • Required:
  1. Minimum of 5 years experience in Business Development Manager or similar roles.
  2. Experience with the design and implementation of business development strategy.
  3. Excellent writing/editing skills, and budget development skills.
  4. Experience in leading the development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets.
  • Desired:
  1. Experience in more than one of the following sectors: economic development, protection, education, GBV, gender, poverty alleviation, health, and emergencies.
  2. Experience in both the development and humanitarian sector preferred.
  3. Experience in applying humanitarian core standards such as SPHERE, CHS etc.

CARE International in Jordan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or disability.

The contract duration will be for 12 months with the possibility of an extension.

This vacancy is now closed.
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