Business Development Officer

  • Full Time
  • Mongu, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: TBA

Website Caritas Czech Republic

international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development

an international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation, implementing livelihood programs, is looking for a

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Responsibilities:

  • Support realization of selected business plans in mango, cassava and organic fertilizer value chains through:
    • Establishment of processing and production operation
    • Facilitating business permits and certification
    • Business management and entrepreneurship capacity building, monitoring and mentoring
    • Support marketing of selected businesses incl. brand development
    • Identify and facilitate linkages to potential buyers and suppliers
    • Identify and facilitate linkages to financial services and other potential funding programs
    • Business and market analysis
  • Works closely with Project Coordinator, Agriculture Officer and project partners
  • Maintain necessary project administration and documentation
  • Participate on regular reports, draw up action plans, assessment of progress, formulation of new project opportunities, etc.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary education – university/college degree in business, economics, agronomics, business administration, marketing, social sciences (preferably in enterprise development) or any other related subject
  • At least 2 years of practical experience with economic empowerment projects, of which at least one year should be closely related to establishment and development of enterprises and business development
  • Experience with practical establishment and management of food processing businesses is an advantage
  • Experience working with international organizations or NGOs is an advantage
  • Good computer skills – MS office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment
  • Good time management, commitment, team worker, innovative, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure
  • Motorcycle driving license is an advantage

Duty station: Mongu (Western Province), Zambia

Starting date: November 2020

To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and motivation letter (1 page) by 16th November 12:00 to the following email address: [email protected] Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please use the following subject in your email/post: Business Development Officer. For the title of cover letter and curriculum vitae, follow this wording:

Surname, Business Development Officer – curriculum vitae
Surname, Name, Business Development Officer – cover letter

Caritas Czech Republic is an equal opportunity and treatment employer and provides all the employees a work environment free from any form of discrimination based on race, colour, gender, nationality, age, religion and creed, disability. Furthermore, Caritas Czech Republic provide employees with a safe environment with zero tolerance of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and other unethical behaviour in the workplace.

Caritas Czech Republic reserves the right to cancel the process at any stage