Business Development Lead

Job Description

Position Overview:

ACE Advisors is a women-owned and led independent advisory firm that is dedicated to promoting innovation for better development outcomes and social change. Our firm brings a strategic cross-domain perspective with deep expertise in driving public-sector delivery capabilities and private-sector development by partnering with government, private-sector, and development partners.

We envision becoming the preferred partner to government, private sector, and development partners as a change catalyst to transform investments and impact life and boldly embrace our core values of promoting equity and inclusion professionalism, meticulousness, partnerships, and impact orientation. With our diverse team of experts and multi-sectoral outlook, we are strategically placed to provide bespoke services across sectors and industries.

Joining our team of experts as a Business Development Team lead, you will be playing a crucial role in identifying and developing new business opportunities and initiatives. In addition, the business Development Lead will be responsible to strategize and create new partnerships and client attraction to maximize ACE’s market share and oversee the firm’s visibility

Key Responsibilities:

Identify new opportunities/partnerships and lead proposal writing, program/project concept development, etc.
Lead the implementation of ACE’s business development strategy and regular assessment and target setting through analysis of the company’s existing strategy, market positioning, competitor analysis, etc.
Building  new strategic partnerships and nurturing existing client relationships
Lead development of ACE’s visibility strategy and ensure implementation of the strategy to enhance online and offline footprint as well as market presence
Develop and coordinate networking and other relevant sessions/events to increase ACE’s visibility and traction to targeted clientele within ACE priority sectors and offerings
Working in close collaboration with the Managing Partner and key units to strategize and implement
Contribute to building and managing a high-performing business development team
 Manage the performance of junior staff and provide guidance, contribute to setting up and strengthening corporate culture
Perform quality control, validity, and accuracy of data on all written materials and deliverables
Driving the organization’s internal efforts in analytical capacity-building and operational efficiency within the Business Development Team and across key units

Direct supervisor:  Managing Partner

Supervision: Business development team

Department:  Business Development

Job Grade:  Managerial

Job Requirements


8 – 10 years of experience as a Development Lead, Management Consultant, other relevant roles
A minimum of a master’s Degree in the relevant field of study (Economics, Management, Marketing, Finance,  etc.)
Solid functional knowledge, including but not limited to strategy design, business development, product development, fundraising (resource mobilization), project and program design and management, etc.
Demonstrated leadership ability in a team environment initiative taker, eager to break new ground with an innovative approach, create opportunities for others
Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization and skills to communicate complex ideas effectively

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourage women to apply for this position and are committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive and supportive of all employees.
If you are a passionate professional with experience in Business Development and want to make a difference, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration at with the e-mail subject line ‘Application to Business Development Team lead Position’.

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