Business Development Manager


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The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is a non-profit organisation established by Chevron Corporation to provide support for socio-economic development programmes in the Niger Delta. The Foundation is funding programmes in partnership with other donors and implementing organisations from the public and private sector. PIND seeks to create a dynamic, multi-stakeholder partnership that takes full advantage of the synergies involving diverse organisations and interests.


About the Role

The position holder will improve the organisation’s market position and achieve financial growth. S/he defines long-term organisational business goals, builds key relationships, identifies and develops business opportunities, negotiates and closes funding/grant opportunities. S/he will be profit-oriented and will possess extensive knowledge of current market conditions.



Identify and develop new business opportunities focusing on income generation from economic development services

Research and approach private foundations & trusts, development organisations, multinationals, government agencies and other bodies to explore funding/grant opportunities

Assist programme managers to develop business relationships with potential funding agencies, corporate partners, community organisations and other relevant stakeholders with a focus on organisational sustainability.

Leverage the key assets and core capabilities of the Economic Development Centres in marketing and fundraising for the foundation

Deploy knowledge of the development market place and competition, in identifying and developing the foundation’s unique selling points and differentiators.

Develop and implement marketing strategies, road shows and other options that project compelling business value for identified services to potential clients.

Any other duty as assigned by supervisor or management.


Educational qualification

A graduate degree. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage.


Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience
  • Ability to market and sell the services of a non-profit organisation.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills
  • Sound understanding of business development and project management principles
  • Good networking, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good proposal writing skills
  • Personal effectiveness and team building skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills with client focus
  • Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted




Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years