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Simprints • Dhaka, Bangladesh

Business Development Consultant - Bangladesh

Employment type:  Contract

Fully-remote

4-day week

Core hours 10–3

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Job Description

Simprints is a UK-registered non-profit founded in 2015. Our mission is to transform the way the world fights poverty. We build technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most. We have provided biometric solutions in 17 countries, and to date have reached over 2.5 million people.

Simprints has the capacity to solve this problem at scale because of strong partnerships with governments and NGOs. We have an existing portfolio of projects in Bangladesh where Simprints biometric solutions are helping to verify the delivery of health services like MNCH and Routine Immunisation and in social protection. Following the success of our ongoing work we are well-positioned to broaden and deepen our portfolio of funders, projects and partnerships in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is renowned for ambitious innovation in technology and development. Initiatives like SMART Bangladesh drive technological potential to advance Bangladesh’s further development, and digital health is a significant part of the Government of Bangladesh’s strategy. Therefore, Simprints’ mission and biometric solutions are excellently aligned with helping to achieve the Government’s goals.

Purpose of the Consultancy

A local consultant is sought to support and grow our portfolio of partnerships with local Funders and NGOs, and with the local representative offices of international funders. The consultant will also play a leading role in deepening and broadening the existing partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, that will see Simprints solutions integrated into the Government’s Digital roadmap. This includes leading the engagements with all Government stakeholders, and ensuring full compliance with Data Protection and ID legislation, which is a prerequisite for any project involving data and ID. The consultancy will provide localised work with a specific focus on Bangladesh, in close liaison with Simprints’ existing global Partnerships team and Bangladesh-based teams. The Consultant will provide offline and online government liaison, project coordination, and advocacy in the digital health sector in Rwanda.

Expected deliverables

  • Complete Landscape analysis of Health and other humanitarian projects in Bangladesh according to agreed scope and specification - July 2024
  • Develop a plan to deepen and broaden Ministry of Health and Family Welfare partnership, present to Partnerships leadership for approval - July 2024
  • Open partnership discussions with agreed priority Funders, implementing partners and other influencers - August 2024
  • Identify, according to Simprints qualification criteria six qualified opportunities for Simprints deployment, with Funder interest identified, totalling £500k+ in Total Contract Value - September 2024
  • Represent Simprints in ongoing presentations, negotiations and other meetings to progress those opportunities through to Proposal and Negotiation - Ongoing
  • Identify opportunities for Simprints to respond to RFPs from eg USAID in teaming consortia with other partners, and secure teaming agreements - December 2024
  • Maintain and grow a pipeline of further opportunities - December 2024
  • Close one additional deployment contract ( value £100k+) and develop at least five further opportunities worth a minimum total of £500k at Proposal/Negotiation stage - December 2024
  • Represent Simprints at relevant in-person meetings in Bangladesh - Ongoing
  • Maintain meticulous and timely written records of meetings, conversations and activities - Ongoing

Expected duties of the consultant

  • Coordinate Simprints’ business development activities in Bangladesh, including liaison with MHFW representatives and Simprints team members.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at the Ministry of Health and other organisations where needed, including attending and setting up in-person meetings in the country, and being present at agreed Digital Health and other Tech4Dev events and meetings
  • Attend meetings that can assist with identifying future funding/project opportunities in Bangladesh, e.g. observing the Country Coordinating Mechanism meetings for The Global Fund in Bangladesh.

Requirements

In order to carry out the duties above the local representative should ideally:

  • Have 5+ years of experience working with Government to set up digital infrastructure or digital solutions and be educated to at least undergraduate level.
  • Proven experience in navigating bureaucracy and delivering programs.
  • Have a working knowledge of digital health and/or international development and humanitarian work in Bangladesh.
  • Have a solid grasp of the role of biometrics in support of unique ID management, verification of service delivery and real-time monitoring and evalaution.
  • Able to work both as an effective team player and an individual contributor, in both online and offline environments.
  • Able to hit-the-ground running to represent Simprints’ proposed solution in a concise and convincing manner.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Having a technical background will be highly desirable.

Next Steps

  • We invite qualified candidates to submit a CV (no longer than 3 pages) along with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role.
  • Candidates must be Bangladesh nationals, based in Bangladesh.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible

Candidates must be Bangladeshi nationals, based in Bangladesh.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.

Please also indicate your expectations in terms of payment / compensation in daily rate format.

We expect up to 50% of the time to be spent in partners premises. The rest of the time can be split between our office in Dhaka or work from home.

Company benefits

4-day week
Open to part time work for some roles
Flexible working week
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months full pay
Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave – 3 months full pay
Adoption leave – 6 months full pay
Annual pay rises – We complete annual pay reviews each year
Personal development budgets
Hackathons
Juno wellbeing benefits
L&D budget
Lunch and learns
Company wide holidays/offsites
Location
97%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
85%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
84%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
89%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
81%
Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Inclusion
83%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
88%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
90%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
69%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Simprints

Company employees

50

Office locations

Fully Remote

Hiring Countries

Ghana
United Kingdom

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