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Business Development Officer – DOR/002/BDO/2014

Job Description
Job title: Business Development Officer
Reference Number: DOR/002/BDO/2014
Reporting to: Director of Resources
Location: Nairobi

Purpose of the Position
The holder of this position will be responsible for the identification and development of new business opportunities for the Agency, developing strategies with detailed execution plans to achieve its greater financial sustainability and managing bidding processes for work in consultancies, training and research.

Duties & Responsibilities
i. Identifying business opportunities, negotiating and closing in business deals.
ii. Developing and writing high quality concept notes and proposals and support bidding processes.
iii. Developing positive relationships with the government, donors, academia, commercial businesses and other stakeholders to help achieve the Agency’s overall strategic objectives.
iv. Participating in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences as a representative of the Agency.
v. Providing Business Development Services to target beneficiaries of the Agency’s programmes.
vi. Developing in-depth knowledge about business development practices, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends.
vii. Maintaining a knowledge repository of bids, clients, referrals, RFPs, prospects and presentations.

Academic / Professional Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Business Management, Marketing or Sales is required.

Skills
i. Must be results-oriented and an excellent communicator both orally and in writing.
ii. Good Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, Outlook).
iii. Strong planning and organizational skills.
iv. Good understanding of the operations of NGOs will be an advantage.
v. Good interpersonal skills.

Personal Qualities & Behavioral Attributes
i. Should be a person who is passionate, mature, honest, responsible, change oriented and people focused.
ii. A Self-starter with a strong desire to learn.
iii. Ability to work as part of a team.
iv. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Interested and qualified individuals are advised to submit their details through the web form by 3rd February 2014. Upon review of information provided, YADSTI will request shortlisted applicants only to send their detailed CVs and reserves the right to contact applicants for interviews.