Home-based
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nairobi County, Kenya
Reading
£55,000 - £65,000 (dependent on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are proud to employ a rich mix of educationalists and other professionals around the world. As well as our teachers and school leaders, all our people are passionate about education – from accountants to researchers and from analysts to project managers. 

Consultants within Education Development Trust fulfil a number of functions. They provide technical expertise for developing our education solutions and methods. They support our engagement with clients, ensuring we are suitably positioned for new opportunities. They take a technical and strategic lead on business development for large-scale opportunities through our Strategic Growth team, and they also deliver commercial work through the Consultancy team. 

We are currently seeking a PRINCIPAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT focused on business development. They will work within our Strategic Growth team to play a leading role securing new, high-value and strategically important opportunities for the Education Services Group within the Trust. This will be achieved through providing oversight and quality assurance across a number of our regions and consultancy function, supporting Senior Consultants and working with Regional Directors/Consultants with the identification, cultivation and winning of new contract opportunities. They will oversee and be accountable for the full opportunity life-cycle for business units they support. 

We are interested in hearing from individuals with strong experience working on business development, technical knowledge of educational systems and with a strong skill-set around design, communication and stakeholder management. Experience of successful contract bidding and the ability to deliver/quality assure high-scoring proposals is essential. 

In return we offer 30 days annual leave, a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working.    

Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early. 

About the organisation
Education Development Trust is a leading education services charity working in over 80 countries.  We have over 50 years’ experience delivering high impact large-scale education programmes, influential consultancy and running and a global public education research programme. Together, these enable us to help transform school systems worldwide and fulfil Education Development Trust’s mission.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Refreshed on: 19 November 2020
Closed date: 03 December 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Business Development