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Business Development Manager at Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)

Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)is a foundation established by Chevron Corporation to provide support for socio-economic development programmes in the Niger Delta. The foundation is funding programmes in partnership with other donors and implementing organisations from the public and private sector. PIND seeks to create a dynamic, multi-stakeholder partnership that takes full advantage of the synergies involving diverse organisations and interests.

Business Development Manager

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • Location Abuja
  • Job Field Sales / Marketing / Business Development

Job Description

  • The position holder will improve the organisation’s market position and achieve financial growth.
  • S/he defines long-term organisational business goals, builds key relationships, identifies and develops business opportunities, negotiates and closes funding/grant opportunities.
  • S/he will be profit-oriented and will possess extensive knowledge of current market conditions.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop new business opportunities focusing on income generation from economic development services
  • Research and approach private foundations & trusts, development organisations, multinationals, government agencies and other bodies to explore funding/grant opportunities
  • Assist programme managers to develop business relationships with potential funding agencies, corporate partners, community organisations and other relevant stakeholders with a focus on organisational sustainability.
  • Leverage the key assets and core capabilities of the Economic Development Centres in marketing and fundraising for the foundation
  • Deploy knowledge of the development market place and competition, in identifying and developing the foundation’s unique selling points and differentiators.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies, road shows and other options that project compelling business value for identified services to potential clients.
  • Any other duty as assigned by supervisor or management.

Educational Qualification

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or any relevant field of study. A higher Degree in a related field will be an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience
  • Ability to market and sell the services of a non-profit organisation.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills
  • Sound understanding of business development, including sales, marketing and project management principles
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Good networking, inter-personal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good proposal writing skills
  • Personal effectiveness and team building skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills with client focus
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and capacity to make rational decisions

Method of Application

Applicants should send their Application and CV’s to: pind@rhizomeng.com with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail.

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