Senior Manager Business Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh
South Asia
Country / Territory
Job Category
Business Development/Partnerships
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Pay band 7 (locally appointed) / Two years fixed term contract / Location- Dhaka, Submission deadline- 16 March 2016
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. The British Council, part of the South Asia regional structure, is well-established in Bangladesh having opened the first office in 1953 and is a Tier 1 country for the organisation. This is a large and high priority British Council operation. Our work is organised into the separate business areas of Arts, English and Education and Society.

The overall purpose of this post is to support income generation through the identification and pursuit of opportunities for contracts, partnerships, grants and paid services from development partners, foundations, trusts and the corporate sector to generate greater impact and income across the British Council’s core Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

The post holder will be expected to :
  • Play an active and key role in a pursuit team (for client funded donor contracts, partnerships, grants or paid services) to include pipeline management coordination and the development of an opportunity including contribution to the bid documents and relationship management with partners and consultants  
  • Support Strategic Business Unit (SBU) teams to pursue partnership and grant opportunities by providing advice and guidance on good practice in pursuit management, for example providing intelligence, quality reviews, and proposal management guidelines 
  • Support  SBUs achieve their partnership income targets and ensure that a consistent approach to proposal management across SBUs is maintained, including identifying potential funders, brokering internal and external relationships, supporting proposal development, contract approval and general modelling of best practice in pursuit processes 
  • Ensure a comprehensive and professional handover from the proposal management team to the Business Delivery Team is given, including (but not limited to) identifying risks, managing expectations and provide continuity in relationship management, including support to project inception
  • Gather and analyse market intelligence on client strategies, stakeholders and beneficiaries, potential partners and competitors on individual opportunities on needs basis
And will have the following skills and experience:
  • At least five years’ work experience in a similar role
  • Excellent skills and proven track record of delivering large scale project
  • Masters level qualification 
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and team leadership skills 
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills
Applicants must have a five years’ experience of working in similar role with a master degree and right to work in the country where the job is based. 

Please download the Role Profile to know more about the job:

Role Profile.pdf
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Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted on a British Council application form submitted electronically through jobs portal. No hard copies of the application will be accepted. 

Submission starts         03 March 2016
Submission deadline     16 March 2016

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of Bangladesh society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In Bangladesh, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.