Business Development Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

Farm Radio Trust (FRT)


Farm Radio Trust (FRT) is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), whose main goal is promotion of information for sustainable livelihoods of farmers through innovative agriculture extension and advisory service delivery using radio enhanced by ICTs.

Position:                Business Development Officer

Location:               FRT Head Office

Responsible to:     Executive Director

Purpose of Position:

The business development Officer is in charge of developing business solutions. The main goal is to develop and sustain revenue streams for the organisation. This is expected to be achieved through developing and implementing business and marketing strategies, customer acquisitions and management and brand development.


  • Brainstorming with business development team to create new business strategies
  • Identifying products and services that would appeal to new clients
  • Managing company and client expectations
  • Reviewing timeframes and budgets
  • Creating sales pitches and making presentations to customers
  • Executing sales objectives and targets
  • Managing customer relationships
  • Identifying and following new sales leads
  • Arranging business meetings and one-on-one conversations with prospective clients
  • Attending networking events
  • Negotiating sales contracts
  • Preparing sales contracts; following company rules and guidelines
  • Building trust and long-term relationships with clients/customers
  • Managing records of sales, revenue, and other important data
  • Making professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Cultivating positive interactions and relationships with sales representatives, team leaders and Officers, and executives to evaluate sales strategy and results
  • Motivating team members to exceed expected goals
  • Developing ways to improve the customer experience and build brand loyalty
  • Researching market and industry trends


  • Eager to expand company with new sales, clients, and territories
  • Proven record in brand development market development
  • Able to analyze data and sales statistics and translate results into better solutions
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets
  • Self-motivated and self-directed a creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Fluent communication in person, on the phone, and in email
  • Three years of previous experience in marketing, sales management, customer service, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or related field

Application and benefits

Benefits/rewards of job:

Competitive salary and related benefits are competitive.

How to apply

Send your CV with three traceable referees, and motivation letter highlighting relevant achievements to quoting “Business Development Officer” in your subject line.

Closing day for receiving applications

Thursday, 15th March 2019