Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

Business Development Specialis

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)
Apr. 15, 2024
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Job Description


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above mentioned position that has arisen in the University. The Business Development Specialist reports to the Business Development Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop organisational capability to track and report on all business development activities, establishing and maintaining short and long-term development forecasts.
  • Liaise with Faculty Deans to identify opportunities to monetise existing expertise and opportunities.
  • Assist the Business Development Manager and Faculties with identifying, researching, and developing future business development opportunities.
  • Manage revenue from partnerships including revenue risk mitigation and driving new ideas to grow revenue from existing business ventures.
  • Establish and manage Partnerships and Strategic Alliances to promote business development in the University.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Business Development Manager and the Dean of the relevant Faculty.
  • Monitor and advise the Business Development Manager on performance of business units and various business ventures undertaken by the University’s faculties.
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the Business Development Manager and/or Faculty Dean.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/ Finance/ Accounting/ Economics/ Marketing or related discipline.
  • Applicants should have experience in business development, identifying new markets, business opportunities assessments and developing sound business proposals.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Creativity, Innovation, Problem-solving, and Research.
  • Team player who works well in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Decision making and accountability.
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organisational skills.


  • Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.



How to Apply

Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification, birth certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names, addresses and email addresses of three referees. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed to:

The Assistant Registrar, Human Resources

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

P.O. Box 35


hand deliver or send by courier to:

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

CSC Campus, Industrial Sites

15 Longlands Road


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf.

Deadline: 15 April 2024

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