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Business Development Coordinator

Date: 13-Jun-2022

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.



The Business Development Coordinator (BDC) will support the coordination of business development opportunities and processes within Plan Lebanon.





Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Business Development Manager, the BDC will work closely with a variety of functions to ensure income generation, including the Programme Director, Programme Development and Quality Manager, MERL Coordinator, Technical Specialists, Programme Managers, advocacy & influencing manager, grants coordinator and partnerships coordinator amongst others. 





Resource Mobilization and Donor Engagement:


•    Under the supervision of the Business Development Manager, engage with Plan International’s National Offices (fundraising offices in the Plan International Federation) to share updates, fundraising needs and priorities
•    Conduct mapping and analyses of key donors and potential funding opportunities, and update the mapping on a regular basis
•    Update the funding pipeline and provide forecast and performance analysis


Proposal Development:


•    Support or lead on the development of successful concept notes and grant proposal packages following proposal development SOPs, based on evidence and needs assessments, in line with the Strategy and in accordance with donor requirements and guidelines – through close coordination with the Business Development Manager, Programme Director, M&E, technical focal points and Finance Manager, as well as partners and relevant National Offices
•    Support the coordination and facilitation of design workshops with programme, technical units and partners as required
•    Work with Programme Managers and the Country Finance Manager on developing effective and efficient budgets in line with planned interventions and the annual budget;
•    Assure that proposals developed and submitted to a donor are gender-responsive in nature
•    Work directly with the Grants Coordinator ensure that Funding Agreement Documents (FADs) are developed correctly and processes adhered to
Coordination, Communication and HR:


•    Provide updates and reports to Plan Lebanon’s management team, Global Hub, relevant National Offices and donors
•    Liaise and coordinate with Programme Managers (CP, GBV/SRHR, Education, Livelihoods), advocacy & influencing manger, grants coordinator & partnerships coordinator as needed
•    Represent Plan International Lebanon with donors as needed
•    Attend regular calls, meetings, etc. as required by Plan International


•    Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.





•    Internal: Plan Lebanon Team; Plan International’s National Offices (fundraising offices in the PI Federation)
•    External: Donors





Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:


•    The context of the Syria Crisis particularly issues affecting the rights and well-being of children and young people, especially girls and young women;
•    The donor landscape, both from a development and a humanitarian perspective;
•    The sectors of Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Education and Youth Economic Empowerment.


Qualifications and Experience


•    B.A degree preferably in Business, or equivalent qualification
•    Minimum 3 years of professional experience in proposal development/business development
•    Experience in Project design, both on programmatic and financial levels
•    Experience of managing and working within teams
•    Experience working with donors such as the EU, SIDA, DFAT, DFID, GFFO, BMZ, UN OCHA, BPRM, etc.
•    Experience working on projects targeting adolescents and youth, especially adolescent girls and young women is preferred.




•    Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English is mandatory
•    Excellent ability to write proposals, reports, briefing papers and research in English
•    Excellent skills in project design, time management, and problem solving
•    Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver briefings and trainings;
•    Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team
•    Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse and cross-cultural audience
•    Demonstrated ability to liaise and coordinate with teams from different sectors to address issues affecting children and youth in a multi-sectoral approach





We are open and accountable


•    Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
•    Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
•    Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
•    Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
•    Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people


We strive for lasting impact


•    Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
•    Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
•    Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
•    Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.


We work well together


•    Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
•    Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
•    Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
•    Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering


•    We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
•    We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
•    We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 





Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction 





Occasional international travel may be required.

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Type of Role: Business Development

Reports to: Business Development Manager

Grade: C2

Closing Date: 26 June 2022


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.