New Business Director

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development, seeks a New Business Director for a full-time position in our home office in Silver Spring, Maryland. Candidates will have experience in all aspects of business development for contracts with USAID and, preferably, other USG agencies and international donors. The director will lead market analysis and business development planning; ensure Panagora prepares for priority opportunities; play a leadership role on many proposals; ensure sound business development processes and systems; and may serve as Director of IDIQs.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading development and execution of Panagora’s business development plan, in close coordination with Panagora leadership, and reporting progress in fulfilling the plan
  • Conducting market analysis to identify trends in opportunities, Panagora’s current market, its competitors, and areas for growth
  • Maintaining an opportunities pipeline that reflect Panagora’s technical strengths and geographic focus, and ensuring resources are assigned to pursue all priority opportunities
  • Monitoring USAID and other donor priorities and funding trends
  • Ensuring Panagora maintains collaborative relationships and regular contact with potential partners
  • Leading proposal development, often for multiple opportunities at one time. This can include making strategic decisions on partnering, staffing, and costing, as well as writing major sections of proposals and reviewing inputs
  • Ensuring sound business development systems, processes, and templates; updating these as needed; and mentoring staff in their use.
  • Representing the company to potential clients and partners and in industry events


  • Minimum 7 years of experience with business development in a USAID context required;
  • Experience in global health, monitoring and evaluation, communications/knowledge management/learning, or other fields of international development strongly preferred
  • Experience with USAID proposal requirements and development of proposals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience living and working in a developing country
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to with the position title in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.