International Development Manager


We require an International Development Manager to join our International Development Office in London, UK. You’ll be responsible for planning, managing and executing the business development pipeline within our international development strategy, so that our international development goals are met.

The Kings Foundation provide activity camps for children, employment opportunities for young people, professional services to the leisure industry and training and resources for communities. Our work in the international development sector is focused on training, equipping and inspiring community workers and volunteers via local partners.  We work with partners in a range of countries across Africa and Asia with have a global vision.

You’ll be part of a progressive not for profit company that’s committed to a vision of a world where children love being active.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Plan, manage and execute the business development pipeline

2.      Assist with the developing the international development strategy

3.      Deliver business development objectives against agreed KPIs

4.      Key account management

5.      Manage the London UK International Development Office

Person Specification

The International Development Manager must be fully supportive of the mission and values of the Kings Foundation

Essential Qualifications

Educated to degree level or above in international development

Preferable Qualifications

Degree level in business management or business development related subject

Essential Skills

1.      Proven record of successful business development and contract negotiation leading to the establishment of collaborative relationships

2.      High level of verbal and written communication and fluent verbal and written English language skills

3.      At least 100 hours of in-person training facilitation

4.      At least one Sub-Sahara Africa language such as Shona and Tswana

5.      An understanding of community-level sports coaching

Preferable Skills

1.      Digital marketing

2.      HR administration


Essential Experience

1.      Key account management with international development agencies

2.      At least 2-years international development sector experience at management level or above

3.      Team leadership and supervision experience

Preferable Experience

1.      Sport-for-development strategy and delivery experience

2.      Working in challenging contexts


Benefits and Requirements

2 year contract with a view to going permanent


To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to 

Our recruitment team will be in touch usually within 48 hours (we respond to ALL applications).  Closing date for applications is Friday 17th May 2019.


The Kings Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.


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