Innovation Hub Business Development Officer / Marketing Officer Jobs – FIG Consult Limited

Organisation: FIG Consult Limited  
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FIG Consult Limited
is a leading Human Resource Consultancy. They are recruiting on behalf of a
valuable client, a leading Innovation Hub based in Buto Bweyogerere.
Job Summary:  The Business Development Officer / Marketing
Officer will primarily design and innovation techniques from seasoned design
professionals in the Hub to help them  shape and plan innovation projects for
success, and learn the ins and outs of the strategic and operational aspects of
innovation projects. The mission will be to lead the development of funding
roadmaps with project leads; build out prospect lists and pipelines, and
increase the volume of grant proposals. Together we will develop transformative
investment opportunities and secure the resources we need to advance the
development of exceptionally promising innovation projects across the
Innovation Consortium.
The Business Development
Officer / Marketing Officer will be a key player in fundraising and program
development for a number of projects in the Hub, and throughout the project
lifecycle (from inception to design, testing, and ultimately scale-up). Each project
has unique fundraising needs and pathways to scale. The Development Officer is
a focused and dynamic professional who applies a combination of entrepreneurial
and business development disciplines to get results.
The Business Development
Officer / Marketing Officer requires someone who is equally adept at talking
and doing; who can get up to speed with new technical literature quickly; who
relishes the idea of taking on new projects, and who brings a combination of
focus and energy to develop winning proposals.
You could fundraise
for any number of teams. You will be a full member of a dynamic innovation team
tackling some of the hardest social problems in the most challenging
environments around the world. You will collaborate with all members of the
team, playing key roles in program development, budget development,
storytelling, pitching, bootstrapping, and whatever it takes to increase
project definition, advance the vision, and make it happen.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the development of funding roadmaps with project leads, and
    achieve jointly set targets
  • Research and donor landscape analysis
  • Prospect and pipeline development
  • Market the products that the Hub’s technocrats have developed
  • Ensure their visibility in all spaces including social media, online
    platforms, directories, hubs, learning institutions and the corporate
Writing and program
  • In all forms of media, enhance our case for support and make people
    want to be a part of our work
  • Lead teams of stakeholders to collect and synthesize data for grant
    proposals and budgets
  • Be “lead writer” on project grant proposals _ convey the essence of
    the Hub’s projects with elegance and also precise technical detail. Bring
    equal parts attention to detail and creative flair.
  • Generate writing and content for concept notes, partner
    communications, donor reports and special projects
Donor stewardship
  • Communicate professionally and sensitively with prospective partners
    and donors
  • Identify ways the team can develop and strengthen relations with
    donors and institutional champions
  • Collaboratively develop systems and traditions that keep supporters
    engaged and informed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of professional experience in an entrepreneurial
    or non-profit environment
  • Experience of two years in a fundraising or business development
  • Background in technology, innovation and/or international affairs
  • Superb writing skills and spreadsheet mojo
  • Excellent organizational skills; Ability to multi-task, learn
    quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and
    detail-oriented environment.
  • Flexible work attitude; the ability to work proactively in a
    collaborative team environment and problem solve with minimal guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to
    effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a
    multi-cultural environment and across various time zones
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), presentation,
    listening, organisational and report writing skills;
  • Ability to motivate and be a team player.
  • Excellent track record of delivering results;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated CVs and cover letters to with salary
Deadline: 18th April 2019
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