Job Description

BALL and CISP are looking for a motivated business development officer to develop and implement growth strategies for the achievement of revenue goals. Candidates should have the right blend of analytical talent and business know-how. Successful applicants should be team players who not only understand how to identify a new opportunity, but also know what it takes to lead a team forward and realize that opportunity. We’re especially looking for someone with great communication skills, as you’ll be expected to interact with stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates who has already had proven experiences in this area.

Fundraising, Coordination and Planning 50%

Under the coordination of the Executive Manager (Burj Al luqluq) and Project Coordinator (CISP) be co-responsible for:

The design and implementation of fundraising/ resource mobilization strategies intended to strengthen income and partnerships to deliver the Business plan in line with BALL Strategy Plan.
Establish and maintain up-to-date country funding strategies including donor mapping and engagement plans; taking into consideration the specific context and funding landscape in East Jerusalem.
Undertake research and donor intelligence to identify new funding prospects and country funding strategy.
Actively collaborate with identifying, qualifying and tracking funding and partnership opportunities in a systematic manner in pursuit of supporting BALL’s funding strategy and seeking multi-year funding from potential donors whenever possible.
In accordance to the funding ways of working, collaborate with program, finance and relevant BALL and CISP teams in coordinating and developing funding opportunities and submission of bids, ensuring compliance to donor’s guidelines and engagement where relevant.
In accordance to the funding ways of working, prepare all necessary groundwork for proposal development, and provide effective call of proposal coordination and project management ensuring high quality competitive proposals to successfully secure donor funds.
Provide hands on support towards providing written inputs, editing/writing to achieve high quality submissions and program design that meet BALL and CISP’s and donor standards.
Support program teams during the design phase of programs and/or proposals with BALL’s partners and other external stakeholders, where necessary especially, for complex and multi-sector or consortium programming and submissions.
Assist in ensuring that programs and submissions are planned, designed and implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive manner to ensure that this is articulated well in proposals and reports in accordance to BALL and CISP’s standards and guidelines.
Support the BALL and CISP teams in the preparation of audits and donor visits as required.

Donor Compliance, grants management and reporting 30%

Ensure oversight and support over grants quality and compliance of ongoing restricted contracts/projects by offering consistent and timely technical advice to relevant teams (i.e. programs, finance, procurement, admin, HR, etc.) on overall donor compliance during the project cycle from inception to closure.
Advice BALL teams to deliver strongly on donor compliance and undertake quality assurance and control of reporting to donors strictly adhering to deadlines for review and sign off processes in line with BALL’s institutional funding guidelines. Within this process, support the project teams in timely submission of high quality reports and support them during the submission processes where needed.
Support country teams in delivering induction and donor compliance trainings to implementing partners and other stakeholders where relevant.

Capacity Building 10%

Support in undertaking capacity assessments and provide technical training, support and advice for in-country staff on the funding cycle.
Support where needed in strengthening the capacity of colleagues in the planning, securing and contract/grant management of restricted funds using appropriate methodology, such as formal training, technical guidance, coaching and accompaniment.
Help develop funding related information for induction, training and other resources (as required).
Support the program teams in strengthening the capacity of partner organizations in fundraising, compliance and reporting skills in line with donor rules and regulations and BALL’s policies and procedures.

Information Management 10%

Ensure that funding files, both electronic and paper, are complete and kept up-to-date in accordance to BALL’s filing and archiving policies and procedures.
Ensure that all restricted income and supporting documents (proposals, contracts, reports, amendments, official correspondence with donors, etc.) are properly and efficiently uploaded, recorded, updated and generated in BALL’s relevant information management system according to BALL's manuals and procedures.
Collaborate and contribute towards establishing and maintaining up-to-date and periodic funding grids including pipeline and donor engagement tracking tools

Support and provide collated data and information during the development of presentations, internal and external communication material, etc. both to internal and external stakeholders where needed

Job Requirements


University degree in relevant area or proven experience at this level;
At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development & humanitarian cooperation preferably with an I/NGO;
Knowledge of INGO programming in development environments
Experience and knowledge of project cycle management, including monitoring, technical and financial reporting;
Strategic minded person with good analytical skills and ability to bring different strands of information together and determine their relevance for the organization
Good research skills with ability to identify and propose successful strategies for identifying and establishing donor opportunities.
Strong experience in managing donor contracts and fundraising activities, in particular from major donors like the EU, ECHO, AICS, etc.
Good communication and coaching skills; a team worker able to work with colleagues in different geographic locations; excellent writing skills; attention to detail;
Strong technical knowledge of donor funding proposals and log frames in thematic areas required for the role and ability to evaluate proposals and reports and make recommendations for improvement.
Ability to work effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets.
Fluency in both written and spoken Arabic Arabic and excellent English writing skills with proven ability to develop and present proposals and donor reports, for both internal and external audiences.
Strong numeracy and general financial skills, particularly developing budgets, financial management/monitoring and reporting
Experience in monitoring and evaluation
Excellent planning skills and ability to work independently
Ability to manage own time effectively. Willing and able to adapt priorities in order to respond to changing demands.

Job Details
Job Title Business Development Officer
Deadline 15 - Jan - 2019
Location Jerusalem
Job Type Full time
Position Level Mid Career
Salary N/A
Degree Bachelor's degree
Experience 5 Years
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