Business Development Officer (BDO) Job Vacancy at Uganda Development Trust (UDET)

Title:    Business Development Officer (BDO)

Organization: Uganda Development Trust (UDET)
Kampala, Uganda
Uganda Development Trust (UDET) is a consulting firm
that provides Business Development Services (BDS) directly to grassroots
community groups and SMEs engaged in businesses that are aimed at creating
gainful employment and sustainable market outlets for smallholder farmers in
Uganda. Currently, UDET is the Strategic Partner of the United States African
Development Foundation (USADF) and also manages an AGRA Markets Access Program
in Uganda.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical guidance to SMEs to build their management systems
    through regular training, developing clear and realistic project
    implementation plans, participatory monitoring and evaluation management
    information systems, linking them to financial institutions for funding
    and assist them to identify and procure appropriate processing machinery.
  • Carry out market studies covering specific sectors of interest to
    AGRA, UDET and other strategic partners. 
  • Summarize these market analyses
    and use the information in developing clients’ business plans.
  • Support clients seeking financing from financial institutions to
    develop bankable business and marketing plans.
  • Support clients to carry out financial appraisals on the businesses
    seeking financing to ensure they reflect complete economic and financial
  • Regularly review clients’ quarterly reports, assessing challenges
    met and progress made on set performance indicators.
  • Support clients to analyze their value supply chains and market segments
    to improve performance.
  • Assist clients to accurately cost and price their products to remain
    profitable and competitive in the market.
  • Actively monitor all ongoing projects/businesses, identify and solve
    recurrent problems in a timely manner.
  • Document the impact of the UDET Business Development Services (BDS)
    program on SMEs and Smallholder Farmers (SHF).
  • Profile SMEs and SHFs
  • Map and geo-tag SMEs & SHFs for easy reference.
Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration (BBA) or in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
    with a marketing bias and strong understanding of agro – products /
  • Past experience with consumer product marketing and benchmarking
    will be an added advantage
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work
    collaboratively to provide effective BDS to a broad spectrum of clients.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English and two or more
    local languages.
  • Driver’s License and willingness to travel frequently to rural
  • The candidate must have training skills, experience and ability to
    train UDET’s clients using adult training methodologies.
  • Possess the ability and willingness to travel frequently and visit
    remote locations under extreme hard conditions with limited health care
    facilities and,
  • Commitment and ability to relocate to any part or region in Uganda
to Apply: 
All candidates should send their applications
including a letter indicating interest, experience and qualifications for the
position, updated CV with a full address and telephone contact, three letters
from professional referees and proof of Ugandan Nationality and valid Driver’s
The complete applications should be addressed to: The
Program Director, Uganda Development Trust Plot 73, Kira Road P.O. Box 7713
Kampala, Uganda.
20th February, 2015
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