Strategic Business Manager

Practical Action
£43,000 to £45,875 per annum
09 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with 50 years of expertise in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  We have a strong heritage and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions which work for both people and the planet; solutions that enable people to meet their needs and lead dignified lives.  Technology features in everything we do.  We partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and ensure local ownership and solutions that work in the longer term, without us.

We are now looking for a Strategic Business Manager to join the International Programmes Team, and work alongside two existing Strategic Business Managers. The Strategic Business Managers contribute to the organisations five core strategic areas to achieve change ambitions, deliver performance, generate funds, invest in people, and strengthen organisational profile.

The role will closely support two of our regional country offices in change management process that will enable them to achieve their strategic ambition. For this reason we are ideally looking for someone who can communicate in Spanish, or has linguistic capabilities.

The successful candidate will have experience of fostering relationships with donors, especially with USAID and with primes, and representation to build profile and increase our visibility and cooperation. They will have experience of project and award management, including planning, budgeting, problem solving, and monitoring and delivering on time. The candidate will have proven ability of working with others to build capacities along with good persuasion skills.

The successful candidate will have signification professional experience in the field of international development, preferably with a good portion of that gained in overseas contexts. If you think you have the qualities and skills we need, we would love to hear from you.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Near Rugby, Warwickshire (occasional travel will be required)

£43,000 to £45,875 per annum

Closing date: Thursday 31st August 2017

Interview: Thursday 7th September 2017