Senior Business Development Executive – International Development Sector

IKTAR is a leading corporate training and consulting organization specializing in Information, Knowledge, Technology, Analytics, and Research (IKTAR) solutions. We collaborate with international development agencies, including UNDP, WHO, UN, GIZ, and others, to deliver innovative solutions that drive organizational growth and impact. Our team is committed to empowering clients with cutting-edge strategies and tools to tackle the most pressing challenges in the global development sector.

Job Description: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Business Development Executive with a proven track record in the development sector. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with international agencies such as UNDP, WHO, UN, GIZ, and other relevant organizations. As a key member of our business development team, you will be responsible for driving growth and expanding our presence in the international development market. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact by leveraging your expertise and network to drive business development initiatives for IKTAR.


  • Develop and implement strategic business development plans to drive growth and expand market presence in the international development sector.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including UNDP, WHO, UN, GIZ, and other international agencies, to identify business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Lead the end-to-end business development process, including prospecting, proposal development, negotiations, and contract closure.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop tailored solutions that address client needs and priorities.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market developments, and competitor activities to inform business strategy and positioning.
  • Represent IKTAR at conferences, networking events, and industry forums to enhance brand visibility and foster new partnerships.
  • Track and report on business development activities, pipeline progress, and revenue forecasts to senior management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, international development, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development, sales, or partnership management within the international development sector.
  • Proven track record of successfully securing and managing business with international agencies such as UNDP, WHO, UN, GIZ, and other relevant organizations.
  • Strong understanding of the international development landscape, including funding mechanisms, donor priorities, and emerging trends.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a passion for driving impact in the development sector.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce) preferred.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in additional languages is a plus.

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the growth and direction of a leading IKTAR organization.
  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity, innovation, and continuous learning.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with performance-based incentives and benefits package.

If you are a results-driven business development professional with a passion for making a difference in the international development sector, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our dynamic team at IKTAR and help us drive positive change on a global scale.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining IKTAR to  . We look forward to reviewing your application!

Author: Shafqat Jilani
Shafqat Jilani is a corporate trainer, management consultant, life coach, motivational speaker, a behavioural psychologist and e-strategist with more than twenty fives years of professional work. He is working in IKTAR as the country director for Pakistan.