Business Development Manager

at War Child Canada
Published May 24, 2023
Location Toronto, Canada
Category Business  
Job Type Full Time  


Position summary
Reporting to the Director, International Programs, this position will lead on proposal development and support business development for the International Programs department of War Child Canada.

This position works closely with the International Programs team to ensure high quality project design and proposal coordination for institutional donors, foundations and others. The Business Development Manager will co-ordinate the design, development and submission of new project proposals including proposal writing and editing, budget development and other submission requirements. This will include coordination with War Child Canada HQ staff and country offices to ensure proposals and related materials meet donor requirements, are clear, compelling, and well-presented.

The Business Development Manager serves as a vital link between the International Programs team and Fundraising and Marketing teams to ensure quality program design and proposal development.


Responsibilities to include:

Co-ordinate proposal development for strong and compelling funding proposals for a variety of institutional donors and foundations, including work-back schedules from project design, proposal writing and submission, ensuring proposals align with both War Child and donor strategies.
Co-ordinate and work with external technical consultants as needed to support the design, development, and submission of high-quality proposals.
Research and track institutional donor priorities including Global Affairs Canada, US Government, UN, EU and other institutional donors.
Manage and further develop pipeline tracking and business development processes and templates.
Supports country offices to strengthen and standardize business development processes including donor mapping.
Undertake desk research and ensure feedback from the program team in the areas of education, economic opportunities justice and child protection are incorporated, to ensure technically sound design.

Experience and Knowledge

In-depth and broad-based understanding of multiple sectors and approaches to international development including a wide range of institutional, corporate funders and other donors
Knowledge of and a demonstrated track record in business development, particularly grant funding to institutional donors (such as Global Affairs Canada, USAID, UN, EU)

Skills and abilities

Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills
An enthusiastic and strong team player with an ability to communicate effectively and collaborate across departments and functions within teams in Canada and internationally within War Child Canada’s program countries.
Excellent ability to research and analyze diverse information quickly and accurately in line with donor requirements and War Child Canada’s priorities, mission and approaches
A passion for mission-driven work and values aligned with those of War Child Canada
Advanced formatting skills in MS Word and Excel. Skills in other computer software and online tools would be an asset to present information in a multitude of compelling and innovative ways


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