Business Development Specialist Job at African Human Development Centre

African Human Development Centre (AHDC) is a non-governmental, research and development organization dedicated to the development of African human resources. It was founded in 2004. The organization was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2007 (CAC/IT/No.23790) under the Land Perpetual Act of 1990. It is also registered with Akwa Ibom State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development. The vision of AHDC is to see a society free of poverty, marginalization and exclusion. Our mission is to promote political and socio-economic development of women, children and people with disabilities through advocacy, capacity building and model service delivery. The core values of AHDC are transparency, integrity, equity and hard work.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Business Development Specialist

Job Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Employment Type: Full-time

The preferred candidate should:

  • Conduct on-line and off-line fund raising research to identify new funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with organizations, private companies and high net-worth individuals to determine the most viable, cost-effective approach to pursue new funding opportunities.
  • Meeting with potential donors and stakeholders to present organizational strength and negotiate partnership and grant making deals.


  • A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Business Management, Marketing, Sociology, Arts, Public Health, or related discipline. Master’s Degree in any of the fields will be an advantage
  • Proven experience of at least 3 years of working as proposal development officer or similar role in the not-for profit sector.


  • Adept at identifying opportunity calls, able to make sound decisions, have exceptional proposal writing skills as well as demonstrate excellent analytical, communication and time management skills.
  • Strong in developing and sustaining solid relationships with donors, coalitions, networks, alliances and stakeholders including Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.
  • Strong in scanning and analyzing donor environment and interest for proposal opportunities.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and management skills.
  • Exceptional negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Able to provide dependable insight into proposal content development for excellence and competitiveness.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • The ability to travel within short notice.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (all as MS Word document) to "AHDC" via: using the Job Position as the subject of the email.


  • Applicants are advised to provide functional email address and mobile phone number on the application letter.
  • Also, to be provided are names of 3 professional referees, their functional email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • AHDC is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate based on tribe, religion, age, sex, and or on different physical ability. However, Female candidates and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • AHDC does not require that this information is included in your application and it will not be used as selection criteria.