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Business Development Manager Job Placement – Arid-land Development Programme (ADP)

Organization: Arid-land
Development Programme (ADP)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director ADP
About US:
Arid-land
Development Programme (ADP) is a Community based Christian Organization started
in 2004 and acquired the status of an NGO in April 2008. ADP’s goal is to
empower people to stimulate transformation through holistic development
approach.
Job Summary:  The Business Development Manager is the Senior
Management Officer of the RTC and is responsible for leading an effective and
cohesive business wing of ADP. The Business Development Manager works with and
is accountable to the Board, reporting through the Executive Director.  The Business Development Manager is
responsible for the overall leadership and management of operational and administrative
functions of the RTC. The Business Development Manager supports the Board and
to define the RTC strategic vision and is accountable for its implementation
and results. The Business Development Manager works with the Board to set the
tone of the RTC’s ethical and operational standards, in line with the long-term
strategic objectives and vision. The Business Development Manager is the main
spokesperson for the RTC within the policies and objectives agreed by the
Board. The Business Development Manager has a key role and is responsible for
promoting viable investments
within RTC in Abim
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Board Liaison,
Strategy, Business Development and Operational Management
The Business
Development Manager will:
·       
Develop
business strategies for the RTC in accordance with its mission and vision as a
business enterprise and subsidiary of ADP.
·       
Develop
2-year business plan and annual operational budget to execute the business
strategies.
·       
Implement
the business plans on budget and on time.
·       
Provide
strategic advice to set up and continuously improve the RTC’s performance to
the Business Steering Committee.
·       
Develop
systems and organize business development meetings on a quarterly basis
·       
Develop
RTC’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial and operational reports and
present them to the subcommittee of the board for approval.
·       
Develop
operational policies, present them for approval by board, and implement within
the limitations of the laws of the Republic of Uganda.
·       
Communicate
and maintain relationships based on trust and integrity with shareholders,
business partners and regulatory authorities.
·       
Oversee
RTC’s financial performance, investments and other business ventures and
recommend opportunities for continued growth to the Board for approval.
·       
Report
to the business Committee of ADP on the progress made against strategic plan,
annual business plan and objectives.
Risk Management: The Business Development Manager is to:
·       
Identify
and assess potential operational, financial and business risks to the RTC
·       
Actively
implement measures to reduce and mitigate these risks, reporting to the Board
on progress made.
Human Resources: The Business Development Manager will:
·       
Manage
and oversee the overall RTC business structure, to ensure effective management
and development according to work plans.
·       
Advise
the Board on HR needs and lead the recruitment, training, motivation, retention
and HR deployment for the RTC
·       
Develop
and present for approval a framework for managing human resources of the RTC;
including key performance indicators (KPIs) for staff, HR policies and manuals.
·       
Implement
the framework for a systematic operation of the RTC
·       
Lead by
example, delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of employees
providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance and profit
·       
Provide
guidance on attracting, retaining and motivating resources to fulfil the
strategic objectives.
Thought leadership
·       
Provide
thought leadership on how to maximize the impact of the RTC on business
operations for beneficiaries such as the small holder farmers.
·       
Support
Board in fundraising and management of both grants and loans.
·       
Build
and maintain effective business alliances as part of a profitable partnership
with associated bodies, partners and agencies.
Internal Systems
·       
The
Business Development Manager will ensure the adequate provision and development
of systems for business information management. This includes adequate control,
processing and disclosure covering the RTC business data and communications
activities, and that these are aligned to any legal and regulatory requirements
both directly and through the work that the RTC undertakes.
Financial
Management:
The Business
Development Manager will:
·       
Develop,
improve on and strengthen the financial systems of the RTC to high levels of
integrity, transparency, instant reporting and confidence by Board.
·       
Set
finance performance targets for finance teams and manage the operations of the
department to achieve the targets.
·       
Constantly
develop opportunities for diversifying the investments of the RTC’s funds in a
manner that guarantees greatest returns.
·       
Oversee
and advance the development of new funding streams for the company, including
broadening and developing sponsorship and other revenue generating strategies.
Chair and Board: The Business Development Manager will:
·       
Ensure
an effective, open and transparent working relationship with the Chair
(Business development Director of ADP) and the board Meet with the Director to
set targets and review past performance against previous targets and strategic
progress against objectives and goals.
·       
Ensure
that business committee members of the RTC are provided in a timely fashion all
information and access to management information necessary to fulfil their
statutory obligations.
·       
Report
to the Boards on strategic, operational, administrative, policy and financial
aspects of the organization at Board meetings as the Senior Management Officer
of the RTC.
·       
Ensure
timely and effective distribution of all materials, according to policies and
procedures, and communicate relevant Board decisions to RTC staff and (any)
shareholders.
Key Performance Targets
·       
Grow Net
profit margins by at least 10% annually.
·       
Achieve
cash-cycle of 6 days maximum.
·       
Maintain
at least cash conversion rate of 1.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
He / she
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related course.
·       
A proven
record of managing a business with at least UGX 50 Million in annual turn over.
·       
Good
knowledge with good network of clients, partners and suppliers.
·       
Demonstrable
experience in developing business strategies, business plans and annual
operating budgets.
·       
Thorough
knowledge of the target market of the RTC and ability to grow market share.
·       
Strong
understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
·       
An
understanding of financial management and wider management principles and
techniques.
·       
Political
and presentational skills with an appreciation of the demands of conflicting
interests and of meeting statutory requirements.
·       
Ability
to manage dynamic teams to deliver high growth performance for a growing
business and Centre.
·       
Good
leadership skills and excellent communication skills.
·       
Excellent
organizational skills, analytical and problem-solving skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with updated CVs and copy of academic and
professional documents should be submitted to the Human Resource Manager, Aridland
Development Programme, P.O. Box 12, Abim either in hard or soft copy using the
email below:
adparidland@yahoo.com
Deadline: 14th August 2020 by 5.00 pm.
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