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Job Title:           Business Development Manager
Department:      Management
Reports To:        Executive director

Job Purpose:

To develop and implement a business development and fundraising strategy, including establishing the infrastructure to grow the current annual revenue stream of GoGMI through e.g. solicitation, government grants, competitive bids and corporate and foundation support.


Key Accountabilities:

• Develop and implement an organizational business development and fundraising strategy and process

• Maintain and provide donor intelligence and identify new funding opportunities for the Institute

• Develop successful proposals and budgets

• Lead in seeking grants income, collaboration opportunities and building consortiums for new grant funded projects;

• Manage effective and comprehensive tracking, monitoring and reporting framework for grants;

• Represent the organisation’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilisation or donor specific peer networks.

• Strengthen internal new business development capacity 


Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor degree in relevant discipline combined with substantive work;

Minimum of 3-year working experience in similar roles with an NGO or similar organisation;

Experience in securing and managing funding from key institutional donors

Deep experience in developing projects and programs proposal



Master Degree in Business related field

Knowledge in maritime related activities



• Proven relationship building skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of people and 


• Established leadership skills and the ability to lead, co-ordinate and work with multiple teams and partners, including

   field-based staff

• Ability to work independently and take initiative.

• Solid analytical skills and ability to filter and distil critical information.

• Proficiency with financial data, including budgeting, with a close attention to detail.

• Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritise and re-prioritise when

   necessary and meet tight deadlines.

• Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of Excellent technical skills in writing, editing,

  formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications, with attention to details

• Creative thinker and motivator, energetic, with an entrepreneurial spirit.

• Able to learn quickly

• Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, etc).


Deadline for Application: 1 July 2022


Terms of Employment:

6 Months initial contract with the opportunity for permanent employment based on performance.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to

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