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Business Development Support to Lutheran World Relief’s West Africa Offices

Location:Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
Employment Type:Other
Department:New Business Development
Description:Please submit questions and proposals (including a cover letter and CV) to Rebecca Anzueto (ranzueto@lwr.org) by April 1, 2019.

I. Summary:
This document summarizes the tasks to be performed under a consultancy to provide temporary support to the Lutheran World Relief\'s West Africa Offices.

Duration of Consultancy: Up to 90 days

Reports to: Rebecca Anzueto, Deputy Regional Director, Africa

II. Background:
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1945 to respond to the needs of communities devastated by World War II. Today, LWR works with local implementing partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America to respond to emergencies and seek lasting solutions to rural poverty. LWR works in three core thematic areas of agriculture, climate change and emergency operations. Within agriculture LWR focuses on creating strong local economies and resilient communities through work on the core program areas of agriculture value chain, food security, rural financing, cooperative strengthening, climate smart agriculture, and water.

Lutheran World Relief has been working in West Africa since the mid-1970s to reduce rural populations\' vulnerability to environmental degradation and the effects of climate change. Initiatives work through sustainable economic development and short-term projects that boost recovery and strengthen resilience to climate stresses. LWR\'s programming takes an enterprise-based approach to increase smallholder farmers\' resilience to frequent drought cycles and incorporates elements of natural resource management.
Duties:III. Purpose & Components

Purpose: Temporary business development support for LWR\'s West Africa offices based in Mali, Niger and/or Burkina Faso. Primary duties are to develop partner networks and strategic partnerships to increase the scale and impact of LWR\'s work, focusing on corporate, foundation, government, bilateral and multilateral organizations in priority countries in the region of assignment, and to contribute to the development of high-quality proposals related to these partnership opportunities. S/he is responsible for developing new partnerships and strategic alliances and leading the local staff in identifying and pursuing opportunities for new business development. S/he represents LWR regionally at high levels to donor agencies, peer organizations, U.S. and host government authorities. S/he will also work in close coordination/collaboration with the Regional and Country office(s) in the design of high-quality proposals and concept papers.
Qualifications:V. Qualifications:
- BA/BS or higher with at least five years of international development or business development experience
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Ability to quickly understand technical concepts and thrive in a highly technical environment
- Experience collaborating with and managing relationships with NGOs, government, research, and other institutions
- Ability to travel within Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
- Previous work experience in the Sahel Regional preferred
- Ability to speak French

VI. To apply:
- Please submit a cover letter and resume directly to Rebecca Anzueto (ranzueto@lwr.org) by April 1, 2019.



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