Business Development Officer

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Business Development Officer

  • Post Date:July 21, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Business
Job Description

The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested and qualifying candidates to apply.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Financial Inclusion focal person promoting ISALs;
  • Business administration activities;
  • Managing Accounting Bureau Systems for Dairy farmers and Milk Collection Centers promoting dairy business viability – establishing and promoting functional dairy hubs;
  • Establishing and management of dairy business models for viability checks;
  • Promoting reduction of milk production costs and viability of dairy business;
  • Mapping financial service providers present in the district and collation of details about their products and services;
  • Link financial service providers to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for services;
  • Provision of business development services to commercially orientated dairy producers (e.g. business case for dairy production, small business plans and financial management);
  • Monitoring of engagement between financial service providers and producers and acquisition of business skill by producers;
  • Identify opportunities to work with the private sector’s MSMEs;
  • Provide a mentoring and tailored approach to business development with MSMEs, working in the dairy value chain;
  • Market linkage synchronization in the dairy value chain;
  • Training of business development in the dairy value chain;
  • Promote climate smart dairy farming.

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agri-business or Agriculture Economics or Business Studies or an equivalent;
  • Masters in Strategic Management or Business Administration qualification an advantage;
  • Have at least 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant field;
  • Previous experience in mentoring MSMEs; Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Excellent reporting skills to both internal and external teams;
  • Computer skills with sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Email and PowerPoint);
  • Clean Class 4 driver’s license is mandatory.

To apply

Interested persons should submit applications with detailed CVs to: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 27 July 2021