Business Development Officer – Kikambala, Kilifi County

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Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, charitable trust based in Kikambala, Kilifi County working to provide young people with the skills needed to drive sustainable improvements in their lives and lift themselves out of poverty. They are seeking to recruit a passionate and driven Business Development Officer to contribute to the organisation’s long-term sustainability and growth. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in forging strong relationships, identifying income generation opportunities, and fostering partnerships that align with our mission and values. The ideal Candidate Must have experience in the NGO or Social Enterprise Sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and prioritise business development opportunities within the framework of area, regional and organisational growth plans.
  • Create a business development plan, growth strategy and sales targets.
  • Identify, research, and evaluate potential business opportunities, partnerships, and funding sources to support the Trust’s initiatives and projects
  • Meet existing and potential clients and build positive relationships.
  • Prepare financial projections, sales reports and present in management meetings.
  • Attend events and conferences to promote the organisation’s products and services.
  • Create and deliver compelling pitches, proposals, and presentations to prospective partners and funders, effectively communicating the Trust’s mission, impact, and vision.
  • Remain updated on industry trends, market dynamics and emerging opportunities to ensure the Company remains at the forefront of opportunities.
  • Support the wider team in the overall growth of the organisation.
  • Assist in the company’s branding and media communication activities such as advertisements, marketing collaterals, and website.
  • Monitor and analyse the effectiveness of business development efforts, making data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience (5 years) in business development, sales, fundraising or partnership management ideally within the non-profit or social enterprise sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Proven sales track record and ability to network and build positive relations with partners and stakeholders.
  • Tenacity and drive to seek new business and meet or exceed targets.
  • Interpersonal skills for building and developing relationships with clients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and strong IT skills
  • A team player that supports colleagues
  • The ability to sell ideas, products and services.
  • Technical skills to understand and propose products or solutions by focusing on the client’s requirements.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and take initiative

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Salary: Monthly Gross salary: KES 150 – 300,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
Location: Kikambala, Kilifi
Career Level: Management
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 5th November, 2023