New Business Development and Partnerships Officer

Organization Name: Jhpiego
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: United States
Role Code: G06-Int

Role Overview

The New Business Development and Partnerships Officer will be based in Kampala and will play an important role in the expansion of the Jhpiego Uganda office. In coordination with senior leadership in Uganda and members of the Baltimore New Program Development team, the Officer will develop and implement resource mobilization strategies, including building and strengthening partnerships with a wide variety of local and international organizations and identifying new funding opportunities with governments, multilateral agencies, local and international public and private donors, and foundations. The Officer will play a critical role in drafting and developing technical proposals, budgets, and work plans. In addition, s/he will endeavor to build the capacity of the Uganda office to effectively and efficiently capitalize on new business development opportunities.


  • Organizational development
    • Develop a system to track previous Jhpiego Uganda new business development efforts and document lessons learned
    • Establish a system to track upcoming new business development opportunities
    • Develop and maintain directory of all potential funders, donors, and corporations with their contact information
    • Serve as a liaison facilitating new business development processes between Kampala and Baltimore
    • Where appropriate, support program staff with donor reporting
    • Use the country strategic plan to tease out priority areas for business development
  • Partnership and proposal development
    • Support technical proposal writing, budget development, and work planning for external and internal funding opportunities
    • Coordinate pre-proposal information/data collection and conduct background research
    • Work with the Communications and External Relations Officer to identify opportunities to raise Jhpiego Uganda’s profile and execute strategies to leverage such opportunities
    • Assist in maintaining and developing relationships with several donor agencies, including preparing and conducting formal meetings with donor agencies

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience writing grant proposals, ideally including budget development*
  • At least two years of professional experience*
  • Experience with prospect research and/or fundraising information sources like Guidestar or the Foundation Center*
  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office programs*
  • Professional experience or academic training in public health or international development
  • Experience working with a range of donors, including governments, multilateral agencies, and local and international public and private donors and foundations
  • Project management experience, as evidenced by strong professional or academic results
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; the ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and to instill confidence and trust
  • Ability to quickly understand complex concepts, including the theory and the practice of public health programming in a developing country context
  • Self-starter who showcases strong initiative, flexibility, and an ability to think creatively
  • Strong analytical skills

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments, and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for people around the world. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems, and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective, and low-cost health care solutions to ensure quality level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Jhpiego has worked off and on in Uganda for nearly 30 years. In Uganda, Jhpiego works with the Ministry of Health, donors, and key partners in the field of reproductive, maternal, and newborn health. Jhpiego Uganda utilizes innovative health worker capacity building and quality improvement efforts to improve health outcomes for women, adolescents, and children across the continuum of care.

Role Function: Communications, Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Partnership Development
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Maternal and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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