Business Development Associate

Job Summary

The Business Development Associate is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting a network of women entrepreneurs in a defined region. The Business Development Associate is responsible to oversee assist and guide the company’s Entrepreneurs in growing and developing their small business or business ventures to bring clean energy access to their communities. Our ideal candidate will bring a commitment to our mission of creating energy access for everyone, everywhere. The candidate will have the ability to work independently in off-grid communities and will have a strong background in training, coaching and mentoring. Adequate experience in understanding business and Sales/marketing and business development.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent our company in designated region 
  • Create women-led businesses via a recruitment model. 
  •  Train new Entrepreneurs in business skills, entrepreneurship skills, technical knowledge,  leadership skills and agency skills using our Curriculum. 
  • Coach new and existing companys Entrepreneur by providing guidance, support and challenge to help  them build and grow their businesses 
  •  Work alongside Our Entrepreneurs to identify opportunities to bringing clean energy to other communities. 
  •  Work alongside our Entrepreneurs to identify solutions to their business challenges
  • Work alongside our Entrepreneurs to develop long-term, well-defined goals and realistic action  plans to increase their sales to new and existing customers 
  •  Aid in the identification of new products or services for existing markets or, new markets for existing  products and services 
  • Arrange and facilitate weekly meetings with our Entrepreneurs in their communities
  • Manage logistics for distribution of products for region, including ordering, safekeeping and  distribution of product for entrepreneurs’ inventories 
  • Process all Entrepreneurs sales transactions in accordance with our organization procedures
  • Maintain and update all required reports and data in our CRM tool  
  • Achieve impact targets for region aligned with enterprise goals 
  • Manage and coordinate all administrative functions as it relates to the role functions and requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1-year relevant working experience. 
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized institution. 

Required Competencies

  • Excellent leadership skill 
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially MS Excel)
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Business/Entrepreneurial orientation 
  • Hands on experience in managing teams 
  • The ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment and to react with discretion under varying  conditions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have a strong personality and be firm
  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision
  • Time management skills
  • Good team-building skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback 
  • Effective deadline management skills 
  • Community Development & Engagement experience  
  • Knowledge of the Predominant Local Language is an essential Criteria 

This position is full time and requires frequent travel to develop and support the network of entrepreneurs in the operating state.

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