Project Associate (Business Development) Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia KEMMCOM Media and Communications PLC

The Job 

KEMMCOM’s Business Development department develops and executes the company’s business and partnerships strategy. 

Reporting directly to the Head of Business Development, the Project Associate- Business Development provides marketing and administrative support for the department in a collaborative work environment. 

The ideal candidate would have a strong background and/or interest in marketing and partnership development with the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong presentation, written and verbal communication, project management, and business development skills. H/she will have a good sense of the market with an ability to close deals. The Project Associate will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle multiple activities at a time. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supports project managers in developing, executing, and monitoring business strategy. 
  • Supports proposal development in response to requests for proposals for field-based projects including written inputs, budget inputs, recruitment, and general coordination work in the proposal development and submission process. 
  • Conducts research on the company strategy, competitor’s landscape, stakeholders, audiences, and other areas as part of the work of providing inputs to the strategy development process  
  • Supports the company’s market outreach activities including preparing presentations, formal and informal network sessions, trade shows, online meetings, and others. 
  • Supports lead generation processes including prospecting of potential clients, conducting research, presenting client briefs, preparing pitch decks, and others.  
  • Supports the organisation of events including workshops, seminars, training, and presentations for senior members of the team 
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Head of Business Development including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the team’s ability to close on leads.
  • Prioritises conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on tasks to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Assists teams in handling administrative matters including copying, filing, reporting, and ensuring that facilities are kept in good working order. 
  • Manages operational relationships with different stakeholders and follows-up on outstanding operational matters. 

Qualifications - A minimum of Bachelors degree in Marketing and/or Business Administration and/or a related fields from a recognised University with a GPA of 3.4 and above.  

Experience and skillset 

  • Strong organisational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with current and potential clients.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic 
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

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