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Business Development Manager @ Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta

Business Development Manager @ Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND–www.pindfoundation.org ) is a development foundation implementing socio-economic and peace building programs in the Niger Delta. The Foundation undertakes programs in partnership with other donors from the public and private sector, seeking to create dynamic, multi-stakeholder partnerships that take full advantage of the synergies of involving diverse organisations and interests.


The Foundation is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title:             Business Development Manager

Location:             Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Remuneration:    Negotiable (payment will be in Naira)


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.



  • Develop and execute a business development strategy focused on ensuring organisational sustainability
  • Research and approach private foundations & trusts, development organisations, multinationals, government agencies and other bodies to explore funding/grant opportunities
  • Develop new, and  strengthen existing business relationships i.e. 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
  • 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, business development committee or management.


 Educational Requirement

A degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or any relevant field of study. A post-graduate degree will be an added advantage


Knowledge, skills & experience

  • At least 10 years relevant experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to market and sell the services of a non-profit organisation.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills
  • Sound understanding of business development and project management principles
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Good networking, inter-personal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good proposal writing skills
  • Personal effectiveness and team building skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills with client focus
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and capacity to make rational decisions


PIND is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without attention to sexual orientation, gender identity or disability status


Method of Application

To apply, please quote the role as the subject of your e-mail and send your curriculum vitae to this email address – pind@rhizomeng.com



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 15th, 2022