The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) , part of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) , is currently comprised of a global team of more than 500 personnel in six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. CIHEB is providing care and treatment to hundreds of thousands of HIV patients, training and educating health workers,building human capital in the area of new business development and communications, conducting evaluation studies and implementing evidence-based interventions and research studies in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Currently, CIHEB is recruiting for New Business Development Officers. The New Business Development Officers will play important roles in the expansion of the University of Maryland School of Medicine International Programs. In coordination with senior leadership in the country offices in sub-Saharan Africa and Baltimore based team, the New Business Development Officers will be based full-time in the countries of Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia and be responsible for the development and implementation of new business strategies, including building and strengthening partnerships with local and international organizations for public health implementation programs and research projects. The New Business Development Officer will identify new funding opportunities with USG, local governments, multilateral government agencies, and local and international foundations. S/he will play a critical role in drafting and developing technical proposals, budgets, and supporting documents. In addition, s/he will work with the country team leadership to build the capacity of the country office to respond to new business development opportunities.
This position is full-time in either Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia (housing allowance is provided as applicable).
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Develop a system to track existing programs and progress.
Establish a system to track upcoming new business development opportunities.
Develop and maintain directory of all potential funders, donors, and organizations and their contact information.
Work with Director of Communication to develop Branding/Communication materials for program in country (Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Zambia).
Serve as a liaison facilitating new business development processes between country office and Baltimore.
Support program staff with donor reporting.
Establish partnerships and proposal development strategies..
Support technical proposal writing, budget development, and supporting documents in response to request for proposals/opportunities.
Coordinate pre-proposal information/data collection and conduct background research.
Work with the Communications Director to raise country office profile and accomplishments.
Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with several donor agencies, including preparing and conducting formal meetings with donor agencies.
Assist in establishing Indigenous Organization.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor Degree in Public Health, English, Communication, or related field. Master's Degree preferred.
Experience: Three (3) years administrative/coordinator program experience.
Preferred Supervisory: One (1) year in work coordination, training, and daily oversight of staff, students, or volunteers preferred.
Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent writing skills
Ability to work independently, accurately, and meet all deadlines without direct supervision.
Proven ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships, must be willing and able to function as a team player, both within the Foundation and with other key internal stakeholders.
Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing, proficient in developing grant budgets with experience in technical writing and research.
Must be detail oriented with proficient organizational skills.
Ability to think both analytically and creatively.
Ability to live in sub-Saharan Africa for 2 years.
Basic understanding and knowledge of scientific terminology and research theory.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1431E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Feb 7, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 114401
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