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POSITION: Business Development Associate
TERM: Full time, 1-year commitment
LOCATION: BHC Building, 3rd floor, Kacyiru, Kigali-Rwanda
REPORTS TO: Business Development Manager / Director of Client Services

ABOUT INKOMOKO Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development is a full-service business development firm focused on growing small to medium enterprises. Our services help our clients develop and improve their capacity. Founded in 2012, Inkomoko identifies Rwandan entrepreneurs and provides them with business education, mentorship, and strategy consulting, so that they can grow their businesses and create jobs for others.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: Inkomoko seeks a highly talented and experienced Business Development Associate to work directly with our entrepreneur clients. The Business Development Associate will join a growing start-up team with core responsibilities as follows:

  • Develop business strategies and comprehensive business plans
  • Generate financial statements, forecasts, and profitability analyses clients
  • Develop and implement accurate financial reporting and booking systems for clients
  • Assist clients with implementation of business plan recommendations
  • Advise clients on financing and investment opportunities/challenges
  • Help clients prepare for financing or investment opportunities (loan and equity financing)
  • Provide expert advice; help clients to navigate challenges and make sound business decisions
  • Conduct assessments of client businesses to understand business needs, challenges, and opportunities
  • Conduct research on industry, competitors, and customers
  • Manage client relationships and provide a single point of contact for assigned clients
  • Manage the schedule and delivery of services throughout client engagements
  • Regularly track and report on progress of client work and deliverables
  • Participate in the development of AEC goals, strategies, and planning
  • Assist Inkomoko/AEC management in special projects, training, and expansion initiatives
  • Represent Inkomoko in the local business community and at conferences or other events
  • Keep up to date on latest business and industry trends in Rwanda and across East Africa
  • Maintain and organize client files

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are seeking individuals who can bring lasting impact to our work. We are looking for candidates who will navigate fast-paced and resource-constrained environments with enthusiasm, patience, a sense of humor, and imagination.

The ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

  • 3+ years of work experience in relevant or applicable field
  • Experience in consulting, business planning, and providing business advice
  • Strong financial and accounting skills; familiarity with Rwanda’s tax & financial policies
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Excel and Word
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Good presentation and training skills
  • Shows perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills
  • Must speak fluent English and Kinyarwanda; French is an added advantage
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/ Accounting or related field

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Fun, collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals
  • Challenging work and the opportunity to grow and develop your skills
  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to economic growth in Rwanda

TO APPLY

Email your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , explaining how your skills and experience will be valuable to this role.

In your cover letter please include the following:

  1. Describe any experience you have working with entrepreneurs or SMEs and why you are passionate about the opportunity to support entrepreneurs in Rwanda.
  2. Task: Describe 3 major challenges entrepreneurs/SMEs face here in Rwanda. How would you assist entrepreneurs in addressing these challenges (under 250 words)?
  3. Your current salary and/or salary expectations for this position

Include your name and “Business Development Associate” in the email subject line.

Deadline of application: Position open until filled