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Business Advisor

Published on 20.05.2022


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Position : Business Advisor

The Temporary Business Advisor will provide support to the program at grass root and district level as a way to ensure sustainability of the REFRESH project activities, work with District Fisheries Officers (DFOs, project technicians to deliver activities to the fishing communities and serve as a mentor to the enterprises. and provide support to the development and finalization of Business Cases for the Conservation Enterprises.
Major Responsibilities:

  • The Business Advisor shall maintain a positive working relationship with REFRESH partners, project beneficiaries, co-workers, and other officials by being responsive and respectful. S/he will participate in stakeholder meetings.
  • Assist CEs in developing business cases and review of business concept notes
  • Conduct business and financial diagnosis of 7 Conservation Enterprises
  • Support CEs to get linked to financial service providers
  • Identify markets for CEs to boost their income
  • Conduct 4 classroom based trainings
  • Identify business management mentors/experts to support CEs
  • Provide business and management mentorship and coaching services to selected CEs
  • Collect data using internal monitoring tools (data gathering and reporting tools)
  • Develop monthly work plan on proposed activities


Required profile for job ad : Business Advisor

Candidates applying should possess the following requirements:

  • Malawian citizen or right to work in Malawi.
  • Master’s Degree in entrepreneurship management, Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness, Development economics, Enterprise Development, or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years relevant working experience, of which preferably in the private sector. Experience working with Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of conservation enterprises, enterprise development, Village Savings and Loan methodology.
  • Knowledge of business management, marketing plan development, business plan writing.
  • Proficient computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analysis and concise reports.
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations.
  • Fluency in English required, with knowledge of local languages an advantage

Duration of the temporary employment:
The temporary employment is expected to run up to 30 September 2022

Job criteria for job ad : Business Advisor
Job category :
R&D, project management
Industries :
Associative activities
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
englishgood level
Number of Position(s) : 3

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