Population Services International

New Business Development Manager

Posted Date 3 days ago(2/15/2018 3:36 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Business Development & External Relations
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country
United States


New Business Development Manager

Based in Washington, D.C.

Reports to the Senior New Business Development Manager


Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


Join us!

The New Business Development team seeks applicants for the position of New Business Development Manager to help direct PSI’s fundraising activities worldwide with foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors.  PSI’s NBD Department offers assistance to field-based programs when responding to the US government, DFID, KFW, Global Fund, corporate, foundation, and other donor requests for proposals.  NBD also provides additional fundraising support to PSI country platforms facing funding shortfalls and increasingly will support fundraising for new health areas. The Department also builds the capacity of PSI country platforms to prepare proposals.  The New Business Development Manager will be based in Washington, D.C., with approximately 10-20% overseas travel, and report to the Senior Manager, New Business Development.    


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution



The New Business Development Manager is a demanding, challenging and exciting role, requiring a dynamic individual with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, excellent writing skills, a sharp focus on details and demonstrated experience leading teams in complex processes.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing all aspects of proposal development by working with field and headquarters staff on program design, proposal writing and (on occasion) cost proposal development
  • Traveling to provide technical assistance to the field programs as needed for proposal development/capacity building
  • Coordinating efforts between PSI and partner organizations on specific proposals
  • Expanding the capabilities of PSI staff to participate in technical and cost proposals and other business development efforts through mentoring and direct training
  • Collaborating with senior management to identify and strategize on new business opportunities
  • Managing relationships for a portfolio of private donors (which may include proposal writing, report writing, ongoing communications and meetings, etc.)
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of PSI’s systems for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new business opportunities, developing proposals and budgets, and managing institutional knowledge
  • Liaising with PSI regional staff regarding upcoming proposal opportunities and other business development needs.


What are we looking for?


The basics

  • Relevant Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience related to international development (international health preferred)
  • 3 years of demonstrated NBD experience with a variety of donors strongly preferred
  • Excellent diplomatic, negotiating and interpersonal communication capability
  • Outstanding English writing skills required; all applicants must undergo a writing evaluation
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills;
  • Self-starter, able to achieve results with limited supervision; 

Icing on the cake


The ability to work gracefully under pressure and support our new business development efforts in collaboration with PSI managers and partner organizations.  The ideal candidate will possess a professional demeanor, sound judgment, and commitment to international development.  The ideal candidate will also exhibit the ability to work independently, with superior organizational skills and attention to detail.  Developing country work experience and foreign language skills (esp. Spanish, French, and Portuguese) would be great!  French speakers strongly encouraged to apply.


References will be required.


Must be authorized to work in the United States.  PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


Status: Exempt


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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