1 Mar 2024

Business Development Officer at WorldVeg

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Job Description

Job Announcement Business Development Officer

(Tanzanian National)

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world through increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. For more information about World Vegetable Center, please visit our website: worldveg.org

World Vegetable Center has signed a hosting agreement with IFDC to conduct its operation in Tanzania. World Vegetable Center is therefore seeking to recruit a Business Development Officer to be based in Arusha, Tanzania.

About IFDC

IFDC is a public international organization active in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, and America. IFDC uniquely approaches the global issues of food security and poverty by bridging the gap between research and impact, combining science-based innovations, holistic market systems development, an enabling policy environment, and strategic partnerships to assist farmers and countries to identify and scale sustainable agricultural solutions, including improved nutrient use efficiency. These approaches are needed to boost soil health and crop productivity while reducing the environmental impact of fertilizer use. IFDC translates research into action by using locally driven, environmentally sound, and impact-oriented solutions. With our partners, we seek to close the yield gap, eradicate global hunger, safeguard the soil on which our lives depend, and generate economic resilience for farming households and the countries in which they live.

IFDC is currently seeking passionate individuals to join its team, as the organization continues to expand its impact and work towards creating positive changes in agriculture and sustainable soil management across the world.

About the position

The World Vegetable Center on behalf of IFDC is looking to hire a Business Development Officer responsible for improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of IFDC Tanzania’s ability to identify new partners, funding opportunities, contribute to proposal development and associated business development marketing materials. The Officer will work closely with the Global New Business Development (NBD) team.

Key Responsibilities

Contribute to identifying new partnerships and funding opportunities for IFDC Tanzania
Contribute to projects/programs proposal development and work closely with the Global NBD team, in-country team, and relevant consortium partners.
Developing and deploying systems for tracking new business development opportunities as well as preparation and timely submission of quality proposals; tracking, analyzing, and reporting on the proposal process/success.
Play a key role in concept notes development, talking points for meetings, taking minutes and action points, etc.
Contribute to technical discussions and report writing.
Drafting sections of proposals and business development marketing materials: management plans, corporate capabili­ty statements, and personnel inputs for proposals.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

University degree, preferably in Business Administration, Communication, Development Studies, Project Management, Food Security, Sustainability Studies, Proposal Writing, and related programs.
At least 5 years of business development, business communication and or fundraising writing funded proposals, previous experience working in an international NGO or any relevant experience in donor-funded projects such as USAID Experience in writing funded proposals, previous experience working in an international NGO or any relevant experience in donor-funded projects such as USAID
Technical Competencies

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships and effectively influence key stakeholders.
Strong business acumen and understanding of sales processes, including lead generation, qualification, and closing techniques.
Self-motivated and results-oriented mindset, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
The Reward: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with competitive pay and benefits.

The candidate we hire will embody WorldVeg’s Five Core Values:

Supports the conduct of world-class science, respects ethical standards, and Knowledge is committed to sharing results in a transparent manner.
Aspires to achieve positive, tangible, and lasting impact contributing to Sustainable Development Goals.
Believes in the value of partnerships to advance research for development.
Respect the diversity of gender, culture, ethnic origin, religion, age, beliefs, and views. Strives to minimize its environmental impact and to introduce greener technology and practices.

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Method of Application

Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a curriculum vitae, a recent passport-size photograph, names, and addresses (including telephone/fax/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability to [email protected] or the job bank site before 15 March 202A.

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