No Experience Junior Business Development Officer Jobs – Forcier Consulting

Job Title:        Junior Business
Development Officer
Forcier Consulting
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: 
Business Development Manager – East Africa
About US:
Forcier is a
multi-disciplinary research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating
across Africa and the Middle East since 2011. Our core services include program
evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for
UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in
post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in
South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya,
Mozambique, and Uganda.
Job Summary:  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
  • Build and maintain relationships with existing/new partners through
    routine contact
  • 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
Preferred (but not
required) 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:
Please email
applications to with “Junior Business
Development Officer – East Africa” in the subject line. Your application
must include one 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.
In your Cover
Letter, please detail why you are interested in business development (including
proposal writing), and why monitoring & evaluation is important for
international development. Please do not summarize your CV – use the Cover
Letter as an opportunity to convince us why you’d be the best fit for this
business development position.
Deadline: 31st March 2019
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