Business Partnership Officer

Frontieri  is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Business Partnership Officer in  Addis Ababa

Job Description

About Frontieri

Frontieri  is a renowned research and development consulting firm based its Head Quarter in Addis Ababa. We undertake different consultancy works and projects in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of research and development services and analysis that strengthen different development programs, organizations, and policies. Our services cross-cut all development sectors including agriculture, rural development, education, health, economic growth, energy, and social protection. Our clients includes/but not limited to UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations and Governmental Ministries.

Frontieri  is a company for talented people with different backgrounds and perspective and we have gathered competent professionals and in partnership with scholars across the country and abroad.

Currently, we are seeking a Business Partnership Officer with high level of experience enthusiasm, and resilience in consultancy firms.

 General Tasks, Duties and Key Areas of Responsibilities

·   Create a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management ;

·  Identifying best practices and incorporating new ideas for partnership building;

·  Identify and source partnership opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound calls, emails and client visits;

·  Collaborate with senior management and other marketing teammates to align our internal goals with new and existing partner relationships;

·   In consultation with respective bodies manage the bid qualification (bid go/no go) process for new opportunities;

·  Representing Frontieri’ s  in meetings and events;

·  Creating proposals and presentations to enable partnership opportunities;

·  Identify new Business opportunities including new market trends, growth areas, clients and services;

·  Prepare project budget estimation;

·   Develops and manages Memorandum Of Understandings as may arise from partnerships

·   Cultivating strong relationships with new clients, while maintaining existing client relationships;

·  Update the list (database) of consultants and firms for each sector;

·  Contact universities, Institutes, research centre and others and search new experts/consultants at national and international level in various sector;

·  Circulate the approved/accepted/ TOR/RFP to relevant Research Divisions ;

·  Select and establish partnership ;

·  Ensure security and confidentiality of all CVs, websites contacts and other documents;

·   With close consultation of Business and research divisions prepare and submit EOI

·   Follow up proposal and EoI results and present status report on monthly bases;

·   Participate and develop innovative approaches in communication and re branding;

·  Handle other activities assigned by immediate supervisor etc.

Job Requirements

  •   MSc/ BA in Public relations or Journalism and Communication, Marketing or any other related field, 4 years for MSc. and over 6 years for BA.

    ·   Previous direct work experience as partnership or communication officer is a pllus

    Technical and Other skills

    · Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;

    ·  Organizational ability and track record of delivering projects to deadlines with multiple partners;

    ·   Excellent organizational and time management skills;

    ·   Strategic thinker;

    ·   Networking aptitude;

    ·   Great multitasking skills;

    ·   Self-motivating, self-managing and self-monitoring;

    ·    Attention to details.


How to Apply

Candidates who are interested and fulfill the requirements shall submit their ONLY application/motivation letter along with their updated CV via email at by clearly marking the position title on the subject line.

Closing date of application:  Ten days/10/ working days from the date of announcement (Deadline: Dec 29, 2019)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ø  Only candidates who are invited for exam and interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply 

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