Company: Lapis
Location: Jordan/Remote
Start Date: June, 2023
Vacancy Ref: LAP/SDPM/234

Lapis is a leading media, education, research, and strategic communications company operating throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa, and South and Central Asia. Lapis supports local and global efforts to bring positive change in frontier markets and challenging environments through education, research, and strategic communications. For nearly two decades, Lapis’ work has framed how individuals, communities, and nations see their world. 

Our deep understanding of complex media and sociopolitical landscapes, combined with our on-ground expertise, allows us to create carefully analyzed and engaging products. We stay at the forefront of changes in audiences’ media and technology consumption and combine this systems-level knowledge with our on-ground expertise to tailor carefully analyzed and creatively engaging products. Our clients include governments, foundations, international organizations, and the private sector.


We seek a motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a Business Development Associate. As a key member of our organization, you will be responsible for conducting research, identifying potential opportunities, and mapping the ecosystem of donors and partners in the regions we operate. In addition, you will play a crucial role in identifying funding opportunities that align with our business objectives and strengths. Your strong attention to detail and ability to develop and submit high-quality proposals will be essential in exceeding the requirements of our donors and clients.

  • Conduct thorough research to identify potential opportunities and map the ecosystem of donors and partners in the targeted regions.
  • Utilize market intelligence tools and resources to gather information on funding opportunities that align with our business objectives and strengths.
  • Support the development and submission of high-quality proposals by assisting in the preparation, writing, and editing process.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders to gather necessary information and ensure all proposal requirements are met.
  • Manage the end-to-end proposal process, including coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely submission and deadline adherence.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all opportunities and proposal activity, including tracking progress, outcomes, and key metrics.
  • Monitor and report on market trends, competitor activities, and industry best practices to identify potential opportunities for growth and improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, or a related field.
  • Strong research and analytical skills with the ability to identify and evaluate potential opportunities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop and articulate compelling proposals.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in using market intelligence tools and resources to gather and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of the funding landscape, donor requirements, and familiarity with industry best practices and market trends.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software applications.

Send your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected]. Please submit all attachments as PDFs and ensure that the email subject line and document title include name your first and last name as well as the vacancy reference number of this role.