Business Development Coordinator – Africa / Middle East

Long term
Partial remote possible
5 yrs of exp.
Posted on 03-14-2022

Altai Consulting

Altai Consulting is a boutique advisory addressing the challenges faced by developing countries. We combine an extensive field presence with a strong development expertise.

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Altai Consulting is a strategy, research and monitoring & evaluation firm focusing on fragile countries in the Middle East and Africa. Altai began operating in 2003 and has since successfully completed over 500 consulting and research assignments in Africa, the Middle East and in Central Asia, with regional hubs in Nairobi, Beirut, Tunis and Dakar. Our clients include major donors and international organizations (the European Union, United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the FCDO, USAID, AFD, etc.), international foundations and INGOs looking for both field level assessments, technical expertise and high-level strategy support. For more information, please visit our website:

Altai Consulting is recruiting a business development coordinator to support its Public Policy developments across the Middle East and Africa.

Based in Europe, Africa or in the Middle East, the coordinator will work under the direct supervision Altai Partners and in coordination with Altai regional management teams.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Screening of business development opportunities on donors and aid & development portals / platforms;
  • Identification of relevant opportunities in relation with Altai core skills and geographies;
  • Assessment of required expertise and identification of relevant experts and partners;
  • Development of proposals, in coordination with Altai regional teams;
  • Coordination of administrative documents in line with clients requirements;
  • Quality control and submission to clients;
  • Maintenance of CVs, maintenance of the Knowledge Management (KM) platform, company communication material (capstats, profiles)

Education requirements: Masters' degree or higher in International Relations and/or Development, Public Policy, Economics or Engineering.

Experience requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience coordinating business development for international development organizations, consulting firms, think tanks, INGOs;
  • Strong knowledge of EU, UK and US contracting frameworks and requirements;
  • Experience in research and M&E in Africa and the Middle East;
  • Field experience is a plus;

Analytical and writing skills requirements:

  • Strong experience screening terms of references and organizing proposals outlines;
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to develop methodological guidelines, collect and organize a variety of data and documents (including legal and financial documents) with particular attention to details and accuracy (required);
  • Knowledge of Excel and donors budget templates and requirements;

Other: Flexible, self-motivated, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently; client oriented and team player.