Business Development Manager Employment Opportunity – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Policy and Planning
About US:
The National
Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National
Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for
sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and
provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary:  The Business Development Manager will
identify, develop, nurture, manage, generate revenue and coordinate income
sources, markets and business opportunities for the National Forestry Authority
(NFA) in forestry and non-forestry products and services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and revise guidelines for business promotion and marketing;
  • Coordinate with other units to develop effective and quality
    business proposals with competitive service prices and budgets for
  • Research and analyse new business opportunities and develop the
    consultancy potential of NFA through marketing and networking with
    potential clients.
  • Identify, generate revenue and coordinate income generating
    activities through consultancy and marketing new business opportunities
    based on agreed annual targets that will be set jointly and periodically;
  • Lead multiple professional product teams and run Client Relationship
    Management programme.
  • Develop and provide business information and reports for uploading
    on the NFA website.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Business
    Development Manager job vacancy should hold an Honour’s degree in Business
    Administration or Commerce. A Masters’ degree in business administration
    or any related relevant field e.g. natural resources management,
    economics; statistics will be an added advantage. Knowledge of Project
    Planning and proposal writing will also be an advantage.           
  • A minimum of five years of post-qualification consulting experience
    and hands on experience with formulating, designing and implementing a
    sales and marketing strategy in business development, forestry financing,
    forestry, value chain development, proposal development in a public or
    private dynamic organisation.
  • Demonstrable and deep analytical presentation, communication and selling
  • Excellent business negotiation and strong client management skills;
  • A self-starter who can demonstrate initiative, creativeness,
    vertical thinking and able to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to cope with competing demands, prioritizing tasks and
    meeting deadlines.
  • Honesty, integrity, initiative and creative approach to problem
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application
letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and
curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications,
experience (with evidence), present salary and naming three referees, plus
their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring
Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 30th April 2019
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