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Job Vacancy For Business Development Expert

Job Information

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    Shift Morning
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Executive
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    Job Experience : 1 Year
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    Job Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

MAIN TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Acquisition of Assignments

• Identify, follow-up and respond to opportunities in the West African region;
• Develop a growth strategy focused both on solving a client need and financial gain;
• Analyze risks and opportunities;
• Build and maintain good working relationships with new and existing clients and ability to conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs;
• Developing timelines for acquisition to ensure the right input and quality control;
• Design and implement business plans and strategies; Write (investment) proposals, (progress) reports and pitch ideas to potential partners;
• Work in a team where you add your knowledge and insights to each other’s projects

B. Execution of Assignments

• Execute consultancies assignments in the area of business development;
• Organize and coordinate operations for your projects in ways that ensure maximum productivity;
• Take the lead in project management and steer and engage a team of 2 to 5 staff/colleagues/partners during execution of assignments;
• Update MDF WA management on assignment execution status regularly and effectively – presenting issues/concerns and recommended measures to address them;
• Maintain client and partner contact during execution and contracting of assignments i.e. process management. You are the focal person for the client and take responsibility for your projects;
• Report (verbal and written) on your projects to all stakeholders. Lead the (baseline, mid-term and final) report writing process and ensure report quality;
• Provide needed support on other assignments where other MDF colleagues are Project Managers.

Qualification Required & Experience

Technical Competencies and Professional Experiences

• You are highly entrepreneurial; previous experience in running an own business is a plus;
• You have at least a bachelor degree in business, ICT, finance, agriculture, law, international trade or any other relevant field;
• You have a minimum of 5 to 10 years work experience in the private sector – i.e. as a business development manager, investment manager, sales executive, project manager or other relevant roles;
• Previous consultancy and advisory expertise, individually or as part of an organization/firm is a plus;
• You have regional and international working experience;
• You are familiar with the lean start-up method and human-centered design;
• You are capable to handle administrative, communication and knowledge management technologies – i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel, Email Management System, Adobe, Skype, LinkedIn, and more;
• You must be fluent in English speaking and writing; French is a plus.
• You have experience in participatory facilitation and you have excellent presentation skills. You are comfortable in front of a group (4-25 people) with international character;
• Experience in (impact) evaluation is a plus.

How To Apply For The Job

• The position will be full-time (40 hour work week)
• Submit your application to

mdfwa@mdf.nl with a copy to: rye@mdf.nl, using Subject: Application Business Development Expert before the 30th of September 2022 (11:59 PM GMT). Applications that are not in before this time will not be entertained.

Your application needs to include the following;

• A cover letter (2-page maximum), outlining your interest, motivation and qualifications for the position;
• Your CV (including two professional references); and
• A sample of relevant work.
• An assessment and reference check will be part of the application procedure.

• ECOWAS nationals are encouraged to apply.
• MDF is an equal opportunity employer and our hiring policy is based on merits and qualifications. We encourage qualified women and men to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN THE SELECTION AND INTERVIEW PERIOD THAT ENDS ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2022.

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