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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Our mission is to provide youths, in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and beyond, with evidence-based tools to improve their life outcomes. We believe in a world where youth, anywhere, can actualize their life outcomes. Founded at Harvard and launched in Kenya in 2018, we combine rigorous social science research with deep contextual knowledge of the education and...
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    Business Development Associate

    Shamiri Institute is seeking an energetic, diligent, self-motivated, and meticulous team player to join its staff as a Business Development Associate (based in Nairobi, Kenya office). This position offers the opportunity to help envision and define the Institute’s business development priorities and programming while being part of a professional and team-oriented small office.   

    OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB 

    The Business Development Associate at Shamiri will have a driven and detail-oriented business mind, with a focus towards identifying growth opportunities and developing strategies to increase Shamiri’s sustainability and grow its partnership portfolio. S/he will have strong business acumen as well as excellent management, communication, and analytical skills. The duties of this role include forming and maintaining relationships with new and existing partners; conducting market research and analysis; developing long-term growth strategy; and identifying and managing a variety of opportunities for the organization.  

    Networking and Partnerships 

    • Familiarize with the company’s vision and mission to aid the accomplishment of set goals and objectives 
    • Identify potential clients/partners and manage existing relationships 
    • Develop and implement strategies for client/partner acquisition, client/partner service and retention plans, and sales data analysis to inform or update existing marketing strategies 
    • Work closely with the Director of Innovations and other staff across the organization to develop, implement, and evaluate growth strategies and opportunities 

    Fundraising and Resource Mobilization 

    • Draft strategic plans, pitches, presentations, reference materials, and other documents as required 
    • Work to acquire new donors, help manage donor database, support regular contact with donors  
    • Develop and submit grant applications in line with the institutional budget projections 
    • Schedule meetings with prospective donors, grants, and funders

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS  

     

    Educational/Training Background & Experience  

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant field; MBA is an added advantage  
    • Experience working as a business development officer or similar role; experience in start-up business development is desired 
    • Demonstrated experience in fundraising and sustainability strategy development  

    Skills and Proficiencies 

    • S/he will be resourceful, organized, and motivated to increase sales, enhance the company's reputation, and look for new and creative ways to market the organization’s products and services. 
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a well-organized manner 
    • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines 
    • Demonstrate excellent management, communication, and analytical skills. 
    • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications 

    Salary and Application Information 

    • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
    • Only Kenyan citizens (or individuals with a legal permit to work in Kenya) will be considered for this role.  
    • If you have any questions about this role please email corrigan@shamiri.institute (cc: [email protected])

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Shamiri Institute on www.linkedin.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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