Business Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

Business Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Purpose

  • To support AFENET’s efforts at growing and sustaining her funding and partner base.

    Key responsibilities

  • Resource mobilization and partner engagement

  • Participate in developing annual funding goals for AFENET, and efforts towards meeting them.

  • Routinely perform partner searches for suitability to engage with AFENET

  • Participate in development of advocacy materials for AFENET

  • Participate in partner engagement efforts/meetings as needed.

  • In instances of partnerships, ensure that AFENET’s interests are taken care of through execution of teaming and other relevant agreements.

    Project development

  • Develop concept notes on areas of AFENET interest

  • Research, synthesize and share funding opportunity announcements of interest to AFENET

  • Lead the process of obtaining internal approval for grant pursuit, including setting up a writing team.

  • Coordinate the proposal writing process, ensuring internal and donor timelines are met.

  • Ensure project proposals and all submissions are compliant with donor requirements.

  • Manage communication with grant agencies during grant development, submission, review, and approval and coordinate any necessary pre-award functions, including maintaining active registration for AFENET in relevant databases.

    Project management support

  • Organize project initiation meetings, ensuring orientation of project teams on contractual obligations and other obligations for all new projects.

  • Collaborate with others to ensure to ensure timely submission of partner-compliant reports

  • Track assigned AFENET Subcontractors, ensuring deliverables are met. Maintain an archive of all related documents.

  • Keep track of assigned AFENET subcontracts, ensuring contractual obligations are met, including but not limited to reporting, notices etc.

  • Coordinate the closeout of assigned projects, ensuring all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely manner.

  • Independently provide advisory support to project management teams

  • Coordinate the development, review and submission of prior approval requests

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
    by the supervisor from time to time.

    Required qualifications and experience

  • Masters’ degree in Public health, Global/international health, and/or Business administration or related field.


  • Training in project management is desired advantage

  • Experience working with a variety of donor agencies


  • At least 2 years of professional international work experience in project development, with a specific focus on partner engagement and proposal writing.

    Required skills

  • Detail-oriented and conscientious with ability to take initiative and work independently under general guidance.

  • Critical thinking

  • Ability to read, analyse and summarise large documents

  • Excellent scientific writing and communication skills

  • Ability to develop concept notes singly or in collaboration with others.

  • Ability to interact in a proactive manner.

  • Ability to work as a team member, and to maintain working relationship in a multicultural environment. Knowledge working with funders, (experience with Gavi or Global Fund an added benefit).

  • Knowledge of the global health landscape (development partners, research entities, and implementation partners).

  • Demonstrated ability to write donor progress reports, and prepare technical presentations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and ability to coordinate or manage diverse groups of stakeholders.

    Language Skills


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Beginners knowledge of French.

    How to Apply

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