Business Development Officer

Business Development Officer

Business Development Officer

Business Development Officer

June 12, 2024
Position type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified


JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a global nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Its fundamental goal is to ensure that all individuals can live their best and healthiest lives, regardless of age or circumstances. The JSI family of global agencies includes the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), as well as independent JSI entities in Kenya, Zambia, and India.

Founded in 1978, JSI collaborates with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to identify and implement solutions to the most pressing public health and education challenges. These partnerships strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations; improve the quality, accessibility, sustainability and equity of health systems and lead to better health outcomes.

JSI now has more than 3,500 colleagues working across 8 offices in the United States and 46 countries around the world. Staff include researchers, consultants, technologists, project managers, and physicians who provide innovative technical assistance and capacity-building—through both large-scale implementation projects and smaller consulting projects—across public health, health systems, and education. JSI relies on local and regional staff in the US and around the globe to ensure a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing communities.
The Business Development Officer contributes to JSI’s global public health impact by supporting the implementation of the International Division’s growth strategy. This includes support for the planning, preparation, and submission of grant proposals to various donors including the US government, foundations, and corporations, working with the Business Development team as well as staff across the division and country-based programs. The Business Development Officer is also responsible for supporting donor and partner cultivation as well as numerous operational tasks. The Business Development Officer will be supervised by a Business Development Manager or Senior Manager.

The preference is for this position to be based in Boston or Washington DC. We may also consider a fully remote position in states where JSI R&T is registered (AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, PA, RI, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI).


  • Assists with the identification, monitoring, tracking, and forecasting of funding opportunities
  • Conducts research related to potential donors, funding opportunities, partners, and technical areas
  • Supports proposal development efforts, which could include reviewing solicitations, editing and formatting documents, drafting capacity statements, and other tasks
  • Manages logistics for meetings involving staff and partners around the globe
  • Supports the collecting, sharing, and analysis of key department and division performance data, including data entry and review, and developing and/or editing presentations
  • Contributes to departmental and organizational knowledge management efforts through use of shared drives and Salesforce and supports efforts to organize and share department and proposal-related information
  • Supports the Director in monitoring department annual budget and expenditures
  • Coordinates procurement processes for the department and processes invoices and payment requests
  • Supports BD department training and mentoring of staff across the division
  • Ability to travel domestically between ID offices at least once per quarter
  • Ability to travel internationally


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the international health field/funding and government agency funding processes, non-profit communication and fundraising, or other relevant work experience. Preferred fields include public health, international studies or related field
  • Knowledge of the global health field/funding, funding applications, and/or general fundraising experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and manage own time well
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in French preferred
  • Proficiency in Google platform and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.

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