Posted on :
1 Feb, 2018
1 Feb, 2018
MBC Africa provides an enabling environment for agribusinesses in Africa by integrating the business services they need to grow onto one single platform. MBC Africa’s role is to identify, nurture and develop a critical mass of viable growth-oriented agribusinesses as a pipeline for sustainable and impactful investment in selected African economies. We aim to enhance the knowledge, skill, and performance of agribusiness entrepreneurs and managers through innovative training, consulting and mentoring services. MBC Africa also aims to support youth to seize the vast opportunities in the agricultural sector.
Position Title: Business Development Associate
Reporting to: Advisory & Consulting Team Lead
Location: Fourth Street, East Legon, Accra
Working Hours: 8am – 5pm (Monday – Friday, occasionally overtime and work on weekends will be
Start Date: 12 March 2018
We are looking for a capable candidate to come in and immediately make an impact within our organization. We are a recruiting for staff who can assist in various departments of our rapidly growing organisation. Duties to be performed include Research, Technical Assistance (TA) to businesses, writing Business Plans etc.
Candidate should be ready to work outside Accra from time to time.
Women and men may apply, this is an equal opportunity vacancy.
To achieve the desired results, the Business Development Associate will be expected to do the following:
Design and host various business training courses for clients
Conduct online and face-to-face research to write complete business plans for clients
May be required to perform simple website design activities
Perform other miscellaneous business development services for clients
Meet with business owners in Accra and other major centers in Ghana to determine their business needs
Travel to various regions of Ghana to meet with farmer groups and processing cooperatives and gain an understanding of the quantity and quality of product that they offer
Meet with international exporters and buyers to understand their procurement policies, quality standards, charges, etc. and outline the steps required in order to reach a trade agreement with them
Proactively seek out the resources and individuals needed to gain the knowledge required to succeed in assignments given
Keep track of all expenses associated with assignment-related travel, accommodation, etc.
Present findings to the leader of the MBC Africa Advisory and Consulting team on a weekly basis through written or verbal check-ins
Prepare and submit final market research reports for clients and the MBC Africa Advisory and Consulting team
Key Skills & Qualifications
§ The ideal candidate will be a University graduate who has completed National Service Additional requirements:
§ Good written and spoken English
§ Dedicated and hard working
§ Strong communication skills and team ethic.
§ Desire to learn and progress within the organisation
§ Punctual and respectful
§ Multitasking Ability
Submit a 1-page application letter, stating your name, contact details, and 1 paragraph description of why you would be a great candidate for this role.
Submit CV by email before 16th February 2018
We will select the top candidates and invite them for an interview and aptitude testing (when necessary).
Be available to start 12th March 2018
An intern for 12 months followed with a renewable contract of 12 months when candidate performs well.
First 3 months of internship is unpaid
After he/she will be given an allowance to cater for transport/ communication
After 12 months of the internship, a performance review will be conducted on the candidate and will be given a salaried 12 months contract and
How To Apply