Fresher Junior Business Development Officer Jobs – Forcier Consulting Group

Organization: Forcier
Consulting Group
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Business
Development Manager – East Africa
About US:
Forcier Consulting
was founded in response to the overwhelming demand for data, research and
information in some of the most challenging environments in Africa. While we
aim to produce reliable and high-quality research in these complex settings, we
also make long-term investments in building the capacity of national staff to
serve as researchers and consultants. Through this approach, not only do we
ensure that today’s decision-makers are able to create evidence-based policies
and programs,  but we also establish a research legacy and sustainable
technical services industry within each country we work in.
Job Summary:  The Junior Business Development Officer will
identify, establish, and maintain relationships with partners, clients, and
competitors across East Africa, from Forcier’s office in Kampala. The Junior
Business Development Officer will act as a liaison to the Forcier Uganda and
South Sudan Country Offices in order to provide accurate logistical, financial,
and HR records to the rest of the global Business Development Department, as
well as contribute to business development activities in the region. This will
include frequent writing of proposals, client mapping and meetings, as well as
general administrative tasks relating to business development. The Junior
Business Development Officer position is intended to serve as a trial period
for both the employee and Forcier, with the hopes that after four months a full
Business Development Officer position will be offered. If the four-month period
is completed in satisfactory standing, the employee will transition to a
full-time Business Development Officer for the following eight months.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify opportunities through partner engagement and desk research
  • Write proposals for Forcier projects in South Sudan, Uganda, East
    Africa, and other locations across Africa and the Middle East on an
    as-needed basis
  • Assist the Research Team on various aspects of projects, including
    playing a role in select projects in order to gain valuable research
  • Identify all potential partners, clients, and competitors in East
    Africa- and select other countries – and establish a database for contact
  • Establish contact with partners, clients, and competitors and
    represent Forcier in introductory meetings to explain our unique selling
    points/competitive advantages
  • Maintain relationships with existing/new partners through routine
  • Assist the Global Business Development Department by liaising with
    the South Sudan and Uganda Country Offices teams to provide information on
    country staffing, logistics, financial information, and project updates
  • Assist in improving and maintaining new and existing business
    development resources (templates, CVs, promotional materials, databases,

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International
    Affairs, Anthropology, Political Science, English, International
    Development Studies, or another relevant social science topic.
  • Native fluency in English
  • Effective ability to pro-actively prioritize and meet strict
  • Interest in the East Africa region and South Sudan & Uganda in
  • Ability to work independently and remotely with little oversight
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Internet research skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with grant writing or training in business development
  • Familiarity with research, including quantitative and qualitative
    research methods
  • Experience with corporate marketing, branding, or graphic design
  • Experience living or working in Africa
  • Knowledge of the international development industry
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online by clicking on the link below. Please submit a single PDF
containing your cover letter (in English), CV (in English), a writing sample
(in English and no longer than 3 pages) with your name as the filename.
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