Senior Business Development Specialist 

US-Based Staff/ Full-Time Job

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Business Development Specialist to join our team. As a Senior Business Development Specialist, you will be responsible for leading the development and management of technical proposals for USAID projects.


  • Join a business development team within a large and growing organization (with annual revenues of $75 million) focused on proposal development exclusively for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Engage in proposal capture activities to identify and pursue new business opportunities in line with the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate the proposal development process, working closely with internal teams and external partners to ensure timely and high-quality submissions.
  • Collaborate with other technical writers to develop comprehensive and compelling proposals that meet USAID’s requirements.
  • Structure consortia and facilitate collaboration among various stakeholders to strengthen proposals and leverage their expertise.
  • Serve as a technical writer, responsible for developing well-written and persuasive sections of proposals, ensuring clarity, accuracy, and alignment with donor guidelines.


    • Proven experience in engaging the private sector in business development activities is required.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the USAID funding landscape, including the donor’s regulations, procedures, and priorities.
    • Strong understanding of the international development sector, with a focus on one or more of the following technical areas: environmental management, basic service delivery (solid waste, water, and sanitation), inclusive/good governance and anti-corruption, community development, gender and LGBTQ+ knowledge, financial inclusion (microfinance, housing finance), and/or emergency management.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
    • Strong analytical and research skills to gather and synthesize information from various sources.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, coordinating efforts with multiple stakeholders and managing competing priorities.
    • Detail-oriented mindset, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and make strategic decisions to advance business development goals.
    • Other duties may be assigned as necessary to support the organization’s business development objectives.

Reports to: Business Development and Program Implementation Leader.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing company that is committed to delivering high-quality development solutions to our clients. If you are passionate about development, have experience working on proposals for USAID, and are seeking a job that comes with some international travel, we encourage you to apply. Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to


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