Business Development Officer, Global Health

Lewes, UK
Full time Staff

DAI is seeking a Business Development Officer to join our busy Global Health team. The position will be based in the Health Partners International offices in Lewes, East Sussex. Become part of the thriving DAI business, located in modern offices in central Lewes, within easy reach of London and the region.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is a natural self-starter with excellent administrative, writing and communication skills to gain a first-hand understanding of international development.

This is a full-time permanent position and the primary function of the role is to support key processes in the Business Development (BD) Department to advance DAI Global Health’s strategy, goals and objectives. The role will work within an experienced and dedicated team to drive new business opportunities in health and win work. Predominantly the BD Officer will provide recruitment and administrative support across the BD Department. The successful candidate will lead in the proposals’ team design, sourcing those that will be implementing the projects and writing personnel sections of bids.

Key responsibilities will include tasks associated with:

  • Bid recruitment;
  • Administrative and coordination support to the BD department;
  • Intelligence gathering to support the bids 

Responding to the needs of our growing business, we are seeking a graduate or candidate with equivalent experience to join our team.  We are recruiting a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; excellent IT skills and, ideally, an interest in the international health development sector.

We are looking for good team-working skills along with an ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines, whilst remaining calm!

For the role the successful candidate will have:


  • solid administration experience, preferably in the international development sector;
  • ability to write to a high standard, tailored to a range of audiences;
  • a Client-focused attitude with aptitude for setting, managing and delivering against business expectations;
  • excellent time management skills; willingness to learn.


  • relevant postgraduate qualification;
  • knowledge of recruitment processes, management systems and recruiter tools such as LinkedIn and Devex;
  • experience of working with DFID/EU and other major European donors;
  • Experience in formatting large documents in MS Word.

DAI is widely recognised for its commitment to international development, supported by extensive in-house technical and programme delivery expertise.

DAI’s global health team and its regional and local partners have the technical skills and local knowledge to deliver comprehensive health solutions while responding to issues ranging from emerging pandemic threats to HIV/AIDS to waterborne diseases. Our approach leverages non-health resources in DAI’s environment, economic growth, governance, and post-conflict stabilisation sectors to save lives and achieve health improvements all over the world. In 2017, DAI joined forces with Health Partners International (HPI), adding a wealth of expertise in health systems strengthening. HPI, which has delivered more than 200 health projects in 40 countries over the past two decades, offers particular strengths in immunization, nutrition, malaria and other communicable diseases, sexual and reproductive health, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health.

The salary offered for the Business Development Officer role will be circa £25,000. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues in the HPI offices in Lewes, East Sussex.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. 

If this role sounds interesting and you would like to be part of DAI’s growing business, bidding for and managing donor-funded projects round the world, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date for applications is  Monday 19th February 2018 and interviews will be held later in February.

Closing date: 
19th February 2018