Business Development Associate US Consultancy Jobs – Athena Infonomics

Organization: Athena
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Athena Infonomics is
an international development consultancy, with offices throughout South Asia as
well as in Washington, DC. Founded in 2010, we have been expanding rapidly and
are listed as an FT 1000 High-Growth Company in Asia Pacific. Our current work
spans across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. 
We offer data-driven innovation in program strategy and design, project
implementation, and impact assessment across the full spectrum of economic
growth and development challenges. Some of our clients include:  bi-lateral and multi-lateral development
financing institutions, global private philanthropies, various levels of
governments across continents, leading NGOs and Fortune 500 companies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
As part
of our global business development team, engage in business prospecting from
responding to tenders/open competitive enquiries and grants to mounting
‘over-the -counter’ pitches that help communicate our value proposition to
potential clients.
compelling proposals through research and analysis on relevant issues
(including through in-country fact-finding travel).
budgeting, recruiting, and logistics for business development initiatives.
to the development of an actionable business development strategy for Athena
Infonomics in the larger Africa region.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate for the Business Development Associate job must hold a Master’s
degree in social sciences or a related field from a top-notch university in
Uganda or overseas, or bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant
understanding of and interest in international development.
knowledge about quantitative and qualitative research methods, and monitoring
and evaluation. Excellent knowledge of statistical software packages such as
Excel, Stata, E-Views, and SPSS.
experience in marketing research and proposal writing. Experience working in
consulting is strongly preferred.
teamwork skills and independent thinking. Must be able to work remotely and
coordinate with colleagues across different time zones.
written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and
interpersonal communication such as networking and negotiation, especially in a
cross-cultural context.
driven, detail-oriented and able to multitask.
possess valid work authorization in Uganda.
What You Can Gain:
knowledge of and abundant experience working with key development actors such
as the World Bank, United Nations, USAID, and leading foundations.
understanding of technology powered development solutions founded on rigorous
social science research methods.
to delivering high-quality and high-impact development projects.
and growth within Athena, with ample opportunities for moving up.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their updated CVs and a one-page cover letter to
Deadline: 15th February 2019.
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