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Business Development Officer (3 positions)

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  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Business Administration
  • Deadline:
    January 19, 2024

With funding from the German Cooperation Deutsche Zusammenarbeit (BMZ) and the Welthungerhilfe (WHH), Serving Humanity for Empowerment and Development (SHED), formerly Finn Church Aid (FCA) is seeking qualified Liberians to occupy the vacant positions in her upcoming food security project “Increasing Production and Consumption of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes as part of the system Strengthening Approached in Liberia” conforming to the job descriptions below of the various positions. The project is geared toward providing improved economic and nutritional livelihoods through localized, commercial Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) and vegetables productions for women, adolescents and the elderly in rural communities in Montserrado, Bong, Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties. The requested vacancies are full time positions that will provide relevant support to the implementation of the project, ensuring that the project meets its objective outlined below:


About SHED

SHED, formerly Finn Church Aid is a Liberian organization established as a national office following FCA’s ten (10) years of work in Liberia. We are a right based organization working in four thematic areas: right livelihoods, right peace, right quality education, and Watsan. Our head office is located Rehab Junction, Opposite Calvary Chapel School. SHED’s action is guided by international human rights standards and principles. As a right based actor, SHED facilitates dialogues and peace building between the right-holders and duty bearers to address root causes of conflict.

Position Title:Business Development Officer (3)
Supervisor/Reports to:Project Coordinator
Position Description:New
Deadline for Submission:January 19, 2024
Duty Station: Monrovia, Montserrado County



The Business Development Officer is responsible to engage in market research in order to identify new opportunities for business and the marketing of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) and vegetables. Develop business proposal for exiting and new customers. The BDO will be responsible to participate in forum related to the industry, conferences and client discussions… In other words, act as representative for the entity to customers /clients.



  • Explain to potential customers about the various benefits offered by company products or services; following them up so as to close the business deals;
  • Involve in the linking of farmers to market for the sales of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) and vegetables,
  • Respond to queries and complaints from clients as regards the Business/company’s products; this should be done in a timely fashion;
  • Develop innovative strategies for retaining clients; this includes undertaking interviews in order to get feedback and incorporate it into the growth plan;
  • Analyze current and past expense budgets, sales, product deficiencies, and revenues. This enables him/her to provide recommendations for the company’s growth and resolution of problems;
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge about the business and its development practices, its marketing activities, prospective clients, and the trends for the industry;
  • Establish a knowledge storehouse/database of clients, referrals, REPs, presentations, and prospects;
  • Determine cross-selling opportunities among different offices;
  • Supervise database of client relationship management and utilize the result to manage customers and the mailing lists;


  • BSc in Business Administration or related field;
  • 5 years working experience in Business Management field;
  • Possess very good sales skills;
  • Analytical skills, must be analytical thinkers with the ability to analyze new and prospective opportunities in business;
  • Networking skills: He/she should have the ability to build and maintain relationships and contacts in and outside the company;
  • Must possess a good business sense;
  • Marketing skills: The officer in charge of business development should be able to pitch to clients on business/company’s new and available goods and services;
  • IT/ computer skills: He/she must be able to use the computer and similar gadgets;
  • Possess effective communication skills to interact with diverse groups of people both in writing and in speaking without getting misunderstood

How to Apply:

  • A letter explaining your suitability for the role of no more than one page, and CV, as well as contact details for three referees (including latest, or current employer) should be addressed to and sent by email only to the following addresses of SHED:

Mrs. Joyce Queeglay-Pajibo, Executive Director SHED

Email joyce.pajibo@shed-liberia.org

Mr Emmanuel Sandi, Programme Director SHED

Email: Emmanuel.sandi@shed-liberia.org

All applications must be received by 17:00, Friday January 19, 2024. Kindly indicate the position you are applying for in the “subject” section of your email and your letter of motivation as well. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Kindly note that, due to the high volume of responses, only short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, which will also include proficiency tests. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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