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We are looking for Business Development Officer (2 posts)



>Bachelor's Degree in agricultural field, preferably in agricultural economics, Business Administration or any similar qualification backed up with experience in business planning, project analysis. >At least three (3) years proven expertence in a reputable organisation, two (2) of which in industrial/processing based organisation or related field. >Experience in credit guarantee schemes and other financial or non-financial business development services required to accelerate investments in small and medium scale farming and agro enterprises is an added advantage.

Promoting and informing about role of PASS, at meetings with potential clients, at visits to clients, through handouts, posters, and advertising. Preparations of Business Plans (BP)& proposals for PASS/Clients. ldentlfication of demand fo1 assistance and support from target groups in ac~essing finance from Banks. This will cover SMEs in primary and secondary agriculture including agro processing. Design and establishment of feasible models for activities at smallholder farmer levels, including diversification of crops, improvement of production practices. Making pre-evaluations of proposals presented for support, and assistlng entrepreneurs in improving on proposals into Business Plans of acceptable standards. Identification, and preparation of solutions for bottlenecks in agriculture performance e.g. market access, processing, and appropriate mechanization. Liaise with relevant key local authorities so as to identify and promote investments in agriculture and agro business in the zone. This will include Chamber of commerce, Agricultural officers, Traders, processors. Assisting clients with obtaining credit facilities from PASS collaborating Banks. Monitoring the performance of the clients in relation to respective business plans and budgets. Reporting to the management on progress according to the agreed procedures. Performing other duties as advised by management from time to time.

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