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Business Development / Program Development Manager

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Alinea International Ltd.
Brief Description

Position:  Business Development / Program Development Manager

Application Deadline: September 6, 2022

Employment Type: Full Time - Hybrid

Location: Alinea international corporate office in Gatineau

Reports to: Program Development Director

Remuneration: Fees are subject to negotiation and must not exceed established market rates.

Application instructions:

  • A cover letter is mandatory to be considered. Your cover letter should describe how you would be a fit for this position, your availability and your approximate salary expectations as an annual rate, CAD$.
  • Please include the position title in your subject line.
  • Email your cover letter and CV to
  • Alinea International offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; no telephone enquiries, please.

About Alinea International

At Alinea International we value equity, diversity and inclusivity in everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer opposed to all forms of discrimination. We actively seek and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds recognizing that an inclusive workforce enriches our organisation and achieves smarter, more innovative results.

Alinea is an international development consultancy providing technical and management expertise to developing and transitional country partners on projects that promote sustainable growth and meaningful opportunities for people to improve their lives. Over the past 35 years, Alinea International has managed and implemented more than 515 projects and assignments worldwide.

Alinea is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Given the nature of our work, candidates will be subjected to due diligence checks and to enhanced background checks as appropriate.


Based in our Gatineau corporate office, the Program Development Manager will represent Alinea International in all project opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Drive new program development with Alinea's primary institutional donor Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
  • Support Alinea's program development into new markets and with other donors: UK FCDO, European Commission, Australian DFAT, and World Bank.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with staff at GAC and other institutional donors, such as country desk officers, directors, leads and grant managers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic partners and potential proposal collaborators in the international development sector.
  • Oversee proposal development process from tracking opportunities to identifying and qualifying new leads, mapping competitors and potential partners, and developing technical and financial proposal strategies.
  • Provide bid coordination, quality control and technical oversight to ensure proposals are compliant with ToR / donor requirements.
  • Ensure consistency of writing style and full alignment between proposals and donors’ financial, administrative and programmatic guidelines.
  • Support budget development and budget review process to ensure timely review and adequate discussion.
  • Recruit, source, short-list, pre-screen and interview candidates, develop / tailor CVs to respond to RFP / donor requirements, and on-board new staff for HQ-based positions.
  • Provide other support to the Program Development team, as required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or relevant work experience in a similar role.
  • Proven track record of at least five (5) years of experience in program development and proposal development.

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting business/program development initiatives and managing successful proposal development processes with Alinea’s key institutional donors including GAC, UK FCDO, European Commission, Australian DFAT, and World Bank.
  • Experience with multiple funding mechanisms including Requests for Proposals (RFP), Unsolicited Proposals, Call for Proposals (CFP), Concept Notes, etc.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in French, Spanish or other languages would be a strong asset.
  • Experience both in gender integration and in designing initiatives focused on addressing the structural barriers to women’s rights and gender equality is a strong asset.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced team environment, with proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work efficiently and independently, and within strict deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime when deadlines approach.

For more information on Alinea International, please visit our website,