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FHI Business Development Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

FHI is a global health and development organization whose rigorous, science-based approach builds programs that create lasting change.

Founded in 1971, FHI maintains offices and staff worldwide, helping to forge strong local relationships that enable us to make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

We seek qualified candidates for the following position to be based in Nairobi:

Business Development Advisor 
(Kenya -Req ID: 1591)

Position Summary:

As a part of the FHI’s Business Planning and Strategy (BPS)department, the Business Development Advisor will work with FHI headquarters and Country Offices to lead and support a wide range of business planning and development activities.

S/he will contribute to the leadership and support of business planning activities in a way that complements and adds strategic value to teams in FHI’s headquarters, other technical staff in the Africa Regional Technical Hub and Country Offices in order to maximize FHI’s global business development presence and expertise in the region.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the BPS team and others in the US to provide a range of business planning and business development leadership and support to the Africa region.
  • Contribute to BPS strategic plans, work plans and budget processes.
  • Lead or assist in analyses of the funding landscape, funding trends, and other new business opportunities.
  • Support several countries to develop, maintain and implement business and/or country plans, including acting as the business planning point person, in collaboration with other support teams.
  • Facilitate workshops with multiple staff, partners and consultants in regards to strategic and business planning, project design and other areas as required.
  • Gather, analyze and disseminate business development intelligence from the region, including intelligence for countries where FHI currently operates as well as prospective countries where there is no FHI presence.
  • Provide detailed and strategic analysis and recommendations regarding regional and country-specific procurements.
  • Assist with partnership strategies for specific country procurements and regional opportunities, draft partners scopes of work and roles, liaise with partner organizations as instructed by the Proposal Development Director.
  • Initiate outreach, establish and maintain relationships with key funders in the Africa region, including nonpresence countries that may be designated for future business development.
Position Requirements:
  • BS/BA in public health, journalism, international relations or related field and 7-9 years of relevant experience in proposal development, program design and other related work;
  • or MPH/MSPH/MS/MA in public health, international relations or related field and 5-7 years of experience in proposal development, program design and other related work.
  • Fluency in English and French languages required.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with public health needs challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FHI has a competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates may apply online through FHI’s Career Center at

or via email to: and quote the Ref No. provided on the subject line while sending your application.

Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.

Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

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