Job Number: BD/001/2020
Position Title: Business Development & External Relations Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Application deadline: 25th September, 2020 midnight GMT
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Salary: USD 38,000 – USD 49,000 gross per annum
Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) (www.africasvoices.org) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic professional to join our growing team as the Business Development and External Relations Manager. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, you will provide strategic support on business development, fundraising and communication within AVF.
The Business Development and External Relations Manager will help AVF expand its partner reach and clientele. The goal is to drive sustainable financial growth through forging strong relationships with clients, suppliers and other partners. To excel in this role you will be an active listener, have a compelling sales personality, and a hunger to chase and close new business. You will identify new business opportunities in order to generate revenue and help the organization grow and meet its objectives.
As Manager, you will play a key role in implementing our long-term strategy and focus on stakeholder engagement and external communications, while providing visible leadership across the entire communications spectrum. You will develop and maintain strategic relationships with donors, partners, the media and the general public in order to build brand awareness and presence for AVF.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Business Development Responsibilities
External Relations Responsibilities
AVF offers a competitive salary using a salary scheme that recognizes experience, qualifications and demonstrated excellence at the relevant salary level. This position involves travel.
Education, Expertise and Skills
Personal Attributes and Language Competencies
AVF is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
How to apply 1. Please send your CV and Cover Letter explaining why you are interested in AVF and this position, and how you fulfill the selection criteria to [email removed]. Please include “Business Development and External Relations Manager” in the title of your email.
2. It is mandatory that you include salary expectation in your cover letter.
3. Mandatory: Submit only 1 PDF document. The CV, cover letter, and any other attachments should be in PDF format and combined into one document.
4. Not adhering to any mandatory requirements regarding this application will lead to automatic disqualification.
The application deadline is midnight (GMT) on 25th September, 2020. Applications may be considered after this date only if a suitable candidate has not been found.
Provide strategic support on business development, fundraising and communication within AVF.
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