Business Development Associate

Job Title: Associate, Business Development – Washington, D.C.                

Summary: Based in Washington, DC, and reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Business Development Associate is responsible for supporting Souktel’s business development team growth—focusing on three key objectives: 1) active client engagement and outreach to support proposal and partnership development; 2) internal knowledge management; and, 3) market research and information analysis.


  • Provide daily support monitoring new market opportunities, proposals, and industry data.
  • Initiate client outreach related to specific proposal and partnership opportunities for donors including USAID, the UN, World Bank, DFID, and others.
  • Respond to client and partner requests regarding Souktel’s experiences and capabilities.  
  • Deliver tailored pitches to clients/partners and support client presentation development.  
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with clients/partners.
  • Actively participate in industry outreach and networking opportunities including events and conferences.
  • Assist in the recruitment of short and long-term staff for potential engagements.
  • Provide research and writing support in the development of concept notes and proposals.  
  • Maintain and contribute to the business development team’s CMS and market analysis tools.
  • Contribute to internal and external communications including marketing materials and web-based content.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience, with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
  • Personal interest in the aid and international development sector.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving, and initiative to learn new skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask and manage competing priorities.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, with keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in communicating professionally with external audiences, partners, and clients, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Native proficiency in English; authorized to work in the US.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of ICT4D industry actors and trends.
  • Language proficiency in a foreign language, preferably Arabic, Spanish, or French.
  • Experience with US funders (USAID and US Department of State) a plus.

To Apply: Please e-mail your CV to [email protected].  In the subject line, please include “Application for Business Development Associate” with your last name. Application period ends at 5 pm, Washington, DC local time, on Friday, March 16, 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted.