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Business Development Officer at Amref Health Africa

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest Africanbased international health development organization, currently implementing more than 120
programs, directly reaching more than 12 million people across 35 African countries.
Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in ten countries in Africa and
an additional eleven advocacy and fundraising offices in Europe and North America. In the spirit
of Ubuntu, partnership and networking are key elements of our approach. Amref has a staff
complement of over 1,500.

Amref Health Africa is driven by its vision of ‘Lasting health change in Africa’ and its mission ‘To
increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human
resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health’.


Reporting to the Business Development Manager, Business Development Officer provides support in the implementation of Amref Malawi’s resource mobilization strategy in line with the corporate strategy. This includes the development and submission of high-quality proposals, cultivating partnerships, capacity building, coordination of efforts, and knowledge management aimed at winning new business that grows the organization. Centered on institutional donors and proposal development.

The Business Development officer will support the BD Manager to manage all components of the proposal development process, ensuring high quality and timely submission. S/he will manage and/or support post submission and lessons learned processes as well as utilize program design expertise to guide and lead quality program design that builds on evidence- based approaches and is responsive to the guidelines and specifications outlined by the donor.

The job holder will work with colleagues from various units in Amref Health Africa in Malawi and
other offices, including Programmes, Finance, Communication, and Monitoring and Evaluation,
to develop and submit high- quality institutional and high-value proposals and donor communication materials. S/he must be proactive in identifying new and non-traditional sources of funding from a range of institutional donors and working to leverage Amref Health Africa’s funding prospects.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • Familiarity with the use of databases and CRM.
  • Principles of data organization and project management.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in supporting proposal development with a
    development organization (preferably with a focus on public/community health and
    development) in Africa.
  • Experience in donor mapping and prospecting.
  • Working with local and international partners.

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