Business Development Officer (BDO)

Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organization in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB) is operating 14 Community Development Projects (CDPs) and 3 Projects with Special Program in 11 districts on child protection, education, health, women empowerment, income-generating activities, emergency response. Winner of MDG 2 award in 2007. Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB) intends to recruit suitable personnel for the following position for Building Resilience to Achieve Zero Hunger (BRAZH) project funded by UN WFP:

Position: Business Development Officer (BDO)

Job Location: Sadar Upazila, Kurigram

Basic Requirements:

  • Education: Master degree in Business Administration/ Agriculture/Economics or Social Science from any reputed university
  • Experience: 5 years work experience; with at least 2 years’ experience in IGA, enterprise, markets-based or value chain development projects
  • Age: Minimum age 35 years (as on 01st March 2020)
  • Call for interview: Interview will be held in Dhaka office with the short-listed candidates only (please provide your active email address)
  • Consolidated Remuneration: Tk. 35,000 – 40,000 (per month)
  • Contract Period: Contractual One (1) year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds.

Job Assignment in Brief: 

  • Plan, develop, design, implement, and monitor the SLP, FbF and CRI activities
  • Support and guide on the development of producer organizations and small-scale enterprises to develop business plan, financial projection, financial analysis, and business management
  • Provide support to smallholder farmers, community-based organization/cooperatives, traders association and small enterprises on the business plan and management
  • Conduct market assessment and analyses the information to design project activities
  • Identify and analyses the potential opportunities to improve project participants’ access to markets and to improve the efficiency of market actors.
  • Identify potential service providers, input/output market actors, project partners, and producers (households) and develop strategies for analyzing and addressing their constraints.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly implementation plans for the assigned area in accordance with a detailed annual activity plan of the project.
  • Provide technical support to the participants to develop business plans for various income-generating activities through facilitating the consultation process with the women;
  • Design and develop training programs and appropriate training materials on entrepreneurship development, income-generating activities based on needs of the women participants of the project and incorporate behavioral change communication (BCC) component in the regular training activities;
  • Facilitate competitive IGA/value chain for agricultural input & product marketing
  • Conduct and facilitate different workshops/meetings, orientation, and discussion sessions.
  • Supervise, monitor, collect data, analyses and prepare the report
  • Establish collaboration and working relationship with the union and Upazila level officials and other relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate project beneficiaries to establish linkage with input and output market actors

Details Terms of Reference:

      Terms of Reference

Application procedure:

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

  • Please download the prescribed format Application Format and email your application to by 28 March 2020. 
  • Candidates must have to fill up the prescribed form duly with every field and mention the subject of education specifically.
  • Please mention the position name in the email subject line like as: “name_position applied for_”.

Applications which are not in the ‘prescribed format’ or incomplete application will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for assessment.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Good Neighbors Bangladesh
Plot 5, Road 02, Block A
Swadesh Shornaly Abashan
Purbachal Express Highway
Barua, Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229
IP phone: +88-09613858585

* Unwanted telephone calls/contacts (before or after recruitment test) will result in disqualification.