Vacancy: Business Development Support Officer

Business Development Support Officer
Parttime or fulltime (32 – 40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam

The position

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking a Business Development Support Officer. We offer you an international setting with a high pace that demands a flexible, assertive and creative attitude. The Business Development Support Officer supports the Business Development and Communications team, headed by our Grant Acquisition and Business Development Manager, in identifying best matches of project ideas with funding opportunities.

Main tasks & responsibilities

  • Identify and communicate funding opportunities (e.g. grant calls) through internal channels and advise on eligibility criteria and other relevant elements
  • Manage and maintain a database of project proposals (in progress, submitted, lost, and won proposals)
  • Provide regular updates on the state of the funding opportunities and project pipeline to the Management Team and the project management team
  • Manage and update a database of suitable private funding prospects
  • Assist in acquisition activities (i.e., drafting presentations and AIGHD acquisition information)
  • Facilitate thematic group meetings to promote interdisciplinarity and exchange of ideas among research fellows
  • Generate overview of all AIGHD research activities and research expertise areas
  • Support in the development of grant proposals
  • Support the Grant Acquisition and Business Development Manager in mapping relevant stakeholders (NGO’s, social enterprises, private sector) in building stronger coalitions
  • Support and collaborate with Communications Officer on business development related communication and branding


  • Higher professional education or background, preferably in science
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in global health, scientific research, international development or related field
  • Understanding the process of proposal development for a wide range of donors
  • Language: fluent in English (mandatory) and Dutch (preferred)
  • Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A pro-active and service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to work in the Netherlands without sponsorship

AIGHD offers

AIGHD offers a gross monthly salary between EUR 2.925 and EUR 3.462 (maximum) based on a fulltime contract, depending on your work experience and expertise.

We also offer

  • An excellent job opportunity in a cutting-edge working environment in global health and development.
  • 25 holidays per year based on a fulltime workweek of 40 hours.
  • An attractive collective pension plan.
  • A very comprehensive collective health insurance scheme.

Please send your application (including CV and letter of motivation) before 26 August 2022 to HR Support at AIGHD Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Ideal starting date is as soon as possible.


The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD) is a research and education institute with a mission to address challenges in global health and development by conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research, generating insights and solutions, and educating the next generation of global health leaders.

AIGHD conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research in various fields, including infectious diseases, antimicrobial drug resistance, child health, non-communicable diseases and economics of human development. It aims to educate and inspire the next generation of global health leaders at undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional levels to shape a healthier and more prosperous future for all. AIGHD aspires to accelerate progress on global health objectives by sharing knowledge and insights with global agencies, governments, NGOs, and the scientific community.


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