Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development (P&D), the Senior Development and Planning Manager supports the design, planning, and implementation of ICAP’s business development activities. S/he contributes to the planning and implementation of ICAP’s new business strategies and leads specific initiatives, including opportunity scoping, proposal management, and special projects.


New Business Development and Strategic Positioning (30%)

  • Identifies and analyzes new funding opportunities with a focus on diversifying ICAP’s funding portfolio, partnerships, and program areas
    With the Director, support country and technical leads in positioning, engagement, business intelligence and capture planning
  • Develops corporate capability statements, past performance references, and other strategic documentation for specific country and/or program positioning
  • Designs and facilitates new business development trainings for in-country staff

Competitive and non-Competitive Proposal Development (30%)

  • Manages competitive and non-competitive proposal submissions in response to specific US Government (USG) and non-USG funding opportunities
  • Draft elements of technical proposal narratives, concept notes, and other required documents
  • Works with country teams and technical leads to engage and secure project partners and identify proposal staffing needs
  • Provides ongoing support and guidance to principal investigators, proposal writers, and key technical leads to resolve challenges during proposal development to ensure high-quality competitive submissions, and raises concerns to the Director, as appropriate
  • Works across S&P to ensure costing alignment with technical proposal elements and outline proposal development timelines, and to support the completion of proposal compliance requirements
  • Facilitates after action reviews, as needed, and documents and disseminates lessons learned and incorporates these learnings into refined approach

Knowledge Management (25%)

  • Work with Senior Strategic Systems & Operations Manager to develop internal strategies, processes, and tools to strengthen knowledge management for planning and development purposes
  • Maintains internal ICAP proposal management and coordination systems and serves as a resource for access to key documentation and proprietary information
  • Maintains a database of internal/external partners to enable ICAP’s rapid assessment of potential collaborations

Other (5%)

  • Supports onboarding and management of proposal writing and technical consultants
  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of special projects and performs other related duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, international relations, development studies, or related fields or equivalent in education and 4 years of experience
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience responding to funding solicitations from USG and non- USG entities (e.g., USAID, CDC, NIH, HRSA, UN agencies, and private foundations)
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills, including oral and platform presentation skills
  • High degree of flexibility and attention to detail
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams (that include senior level staff) to achieve specific, time-bound deliverables
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines, and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, international relations, development studies or other social science fields preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in the area of development and/or international project planning and management
    8+ years of experience in the area of development and/or international project planning and management, preferred
  • Experience with international health and/or HIV program design
  • Experience living or working in resource limited settings, preferred
  • Experience designing and/or supporting individual giving campaigns, a plus
  • Experience securing corporate partnerships through corporate social responsibility channels, a plus

Other Requirements

  • Limited domestic and/or international trips may be required.