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Business Development Consultant for Social Enterprise | Berytech

Jan 09 2023


Welthungerhilfe is looking to hire a Business Development Consultant. The Business Development Consultant will develop a holistic business plan based on the social business model canvas.

Under a value chain project funded by GIZ, our implementing partner will realize a post-harvest unit for cereals and pulses (short: cereals unit) as part of an agro-industrial incubator. The incubator is designed as a social enterprise aiming to support the farmers community in Baalbek and North Beqaa Region. This unit will offer a wide range of services for farmers (planting, cleaning, separating grains from straw, polishing and grading, metal detecting, and packaging).

To ensure the sustainability of the project, WHH needs to develop a business plan that takes into consideration the financial as well as the technical and the social aspects of the agro-industrial incubator.

Develop a holistic business plan based on the social business model canvas:

The related challenge/need and suitability of our response.

Market analysis (target market and trends, competitive environment).

Business case to assess the number of potential customers and projected sales volumes.

The main activities (service supply chain) and needed resources.

Key partners and (including stakeholder analysis).

Financial analysis (profitability, break-even point analysis, etc.).

Surplus (where does the business tend to reinvest profit/surplus).

Conduct technical feasibility and develop a risk management plan and guide us on the appropriate governance model (org chat, how it should be managed, how decisions are taken).

Develop a roadmap and guidelines on how to structure, run, maintain, grow, and sustain the center in the best interest of its community (wheat and cereal farmers).

Adopt WHH guidelines and templates for the business plan.

Understanding the system of an agricultural industrial incubator:

Developing a viable business model and a competitive value proposition (the services portfolio of the incubator).

Understanding and advising on efficient management systems for the agricultural industrial incubator.

Understanding the management structure and the governance model of the incubator.

Identification of the potential suppliers and clients of the incubator.

Calculating the costs of an agricultural industrial incubator:

Estimating the running costs (including the needed staff).

Producing a report where all the necessary calculations are documented, and where different feasible scenarios are elaborated.

A Master of business or economics with a specialization in business analytics, finance, or a related field and a bachelor’s degree in finance, operations, research, statistics, math, economics, or related analytical discipline is preferred.

Previous experience in conducting feasibility studies and market research, including analysing and synthesizing research reports and conducting primary research.

Financial management experience; prior experience as an advisor to or executive at an early-stage company a plus.

Advanced Excel proficiency in building and maintaining financial models.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in running or advising early-stage businesses.

Experience within Agriculture or agri-food businesses is a plus.

An understanding of marketing channels and go-to-market strategies.

It will be necessary to travel at least one day to Baalbek to meet with the organizers of the incubator there.

Interested applicants meeting all the above requirements are to submit: CV; Letter of motivation, which explains the approach and the qualifications; Financial proposal in a different envelope clearly indicating the time, daily rates and detailed schedule for the service. WHH’s budget is limited, please stick to local fees.

Submit to Ahmad Hammouda, Procurement Lebanon: procurement.lebanon@welthungerhilfe.de.

Deadline to apply: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source: Berytech | Job