Business Development Specialist

Position: Business Development Specialist

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Philippines

Deadline: June 15, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: June 15, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

City Quezon City, Philippines

Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

We are seeking a Business Development Specialist to help our partner with a business development strategy and train staff to manage this change. This will require planning, coaching, directing, implementing and advising skills to facilitate this process. Our partner Trias Philippines, is a Belgian Non-Government Organization working in the Philippines to implement inclusive market interventions programs for family farms and small-scale entrepreneurs. You will be an agent for change in helping farmers, women in rural areas, and fisherfolk to improve their business.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Attend meetings and familiarize yourself with the different programs and activities

- Conduct field visit to see the businesses and different enterprises of members

- Study the business model, plan development tools for Trias and implement these within respective organizations

- Develop an operational and business development plan

- Implement the business plan through intensive coaching and mentoring with the business plan team lead and the Trias advisor

- Document process of business modeling and business development, and recommend improvements

- Write the proposed operational manual for the respective businesses

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing

Essential Professional Background:

- 3-5 years of experience in business management, marketing, strategic planning, financial business planning, development of business management strategies, marketing and promotional strategies

- Systems development especially along marketing or trading business

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

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