Prospero Zambia Business Development Consultancy - Jobs in Zambia

Prospero Zambia Business Development Consultancy - Jobs in Zambia

Context of the Assignment

The specific context for this assignment is:

Prospero Limited is working toward becoming a financially independent company by 2026 through diversifying its client/donor base and its income streams. Currently, Prospero is primarily dependent on revenues from its primary client, though we have secured several additional small contracts.

The company aims to develop a strong business development approach that will support to achieve this future commercial viability. Prospero has identified increasing demand for its services and is therefore looking for a consultant who will work with Prospero staff to further focus its target client segmentation, build staff capacity on business development and coordinate proposal development and submission.

The primary objectives of the assignment are:

  • To support the diversification of Prospero’s portfolio development in Zambia and the region.
  • To strengthen staff capacity and systems in business development.
  • To coordinate the proposal development process.

    Scope of Work

    To achieve these objectives, the technical advisor will be responsible for:

  • Conducting market opportunity and client mapping assessment that will explore the possible clients, undertake relevant analysis/segmentations and make recommendations which clients/opportunities to prioritise.
  • Coordinating, managing and leading proposal development processes (both technical and financial) with Prospero teams.
  • Monthly business development updates that will provide new market intelligence including on business opportunities and new trends
  • Developing a business development management system to track business opportunities from opportunity identification, opportunity tracking, proposal development, submission, and evaluation.
  • Developing and providing training for Prospero staff on business development including opportunity scoping and tracking, proposal development, client negotiations and management, etc.


    The deliverables from this assignment and the due dates for submission are:

    Deliverables Due date

    Client Market Assessment August 19th 2022

    Staff trained on business development August 30th 2022

    Development system operational September 20th 2022

    Developed and submitted a minimum of 5 proposals

    to new clients March 20th 2023

    Required/desirable Experience

    To achieve these objectives, the business development consultant should have a combination of academic qualifications and technical expertise relevant to the role. We expect candidates to have:

  • An advanced university degree and/or relevant industry experience that demonstrates technical expertise, understanding of business development and/or experience in food and agriculture, tourism and biotrade, manufacturing and mining services, investment and business services.
  • Significant experience of working on Zambian or regional project proposals
    Strong relationships and network with potential clients including but not limited to FCDO, USAID, EU donors, and private foundations.
  • Experience in conducting market research and setting up new organisational systems. Experience in training and coaching professional staff.

    Reporting Requirements

    The reporting requirements associated with this assignment and the timing for submissions are:

    Report Due for submission

    Client Market Assessment August 19th, 2022

    Business development monthly updates On the 30th of every month, from August to March 2023.

    How to apply

    Please submit the following via email to by August 1st, 2022:

  • Technical proposal
  • Financial proposal
  • In the email subject line, please indicate: Business Development Consultant.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Prospero Zambia Business Development Consultancy Jobs in Zambia

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