Senior Business Development Manager

Application ends: December 12, 2022

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THE ROLE: Senior Business Development Manager (Fundraising)

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced, energetic and hard-working woman and man to serve as Senior  Business Development Manager (Fundraising) that will lead fundraising and partnerships for the Sierra Leone Country Office. Our diversity is our strength as we seek to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have a passion for children, and you wish to be part of a dynamic team supporting development in Sierra Leone, then we look forward to your application!

The Country Office Senior Business Development Manager (Fundraising) will support the Country Director, PDQ Director, Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) and other country programme staff to grow Save the Children fundraising and partnerships at country level in order to resource the Country Strategic Plan.

To achieve the country’s programme ambitions in line with SC’s Global Breakthroughs, the Country Office Senior Business Development (BD) Manager (Fundraising) will be responsible for coordinating the development of the annual fundraising strategy, developing an engagement plan across members, donors, implementing partners and other necessary stakeholders, and creating and managing an efficient system to identify and develop new fundraising opportunities. 

The post holder will be expected to work across the Movement (Regional Offices, Members, and other Country Offices as necessary) in achieving the country fundraising strategy and be the primary link with Regional Offices for all NBD best practices and capacity building efforts.



Master’s Degree with background in business development, donor and relationship management, strategic portfolio analysis and planning, and change management required.  




  • 5+ years demonstrated experience identifying and securing funding from DAC government donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors and/or foundations.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading assessments of funding landscapes, and developing programme funding strategies to meet strategic goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex issues through critical thinking, analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with external donor agencies.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including communicating with impact, influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills, able to effectively manage both direct reports as well as lead staff in all countries around the region in a matrix management relationship.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a senior management team, contributing constructively beyond the role’s specific resource mobilization remit.
  • Experience in project and change management related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs.  Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
  • Professional Fluency in English.



  • INGO experience and an excellent grasp of operational issues.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • A detailed understanding on funding mechanisms for development work such as Save the Children’s
  • Thematic experience in one or more of Save the Children’s priority areas for Sierra Leone (basic education, child and adolescent health, child protection, livelihoods and climate change).



Closing Date: 12th December, 2022

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 


Applicants are advised that 

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment.  Any request in this direction should be immediately

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document including details of your salary expectations for the role.

  • Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided by
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications



Note that all applicants should apply through the following link provided below (Taleo Link).  Senior Business Development Manager