Full Job Description
Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.
EDC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
EDC has worked successfully in the international development community for decades and wishes to continue these efforts.
EDC works in the international development arena and conducts research for use in the development of proposals in response to the expected solicitations. The Business Development Special Casual is a short-term position that will help identify and recruit staff, research information relating to the upcoming solicitations, contact potential partner organizations to help set up appointments, and assist with formulating strategies. This will include collecting information, helping to filter and analyze the information, and identifying appropriate local NGOs who may form a part of a program consortium. International travel may be required.
The Business Development Special Casual in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies and procedures. S/he will also convey organizational philosophy and values.
This is a short-term part time position which does not include the standard EDC benefits package.
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
Master’s degree or equivalent
Specific technical expertise relevant to the proposed project.
Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details
Capacity to work in difficult conditions and function well under pressure
Proficiency in English and the host country language(s)
Minimum of 10 years international experience required; experience in a developing country required
Ability to travel internationally with short notice may be required.
EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.