Business Development Director Africa – Shell Foundation


  • Type:Leadership and Board
  • Job #188306
  • Salary:$75,000 – $80,000
  • Closing Date: 29 May 2024 23:59:59

Shell Foundation (SF) is a UK-registered charity that aims to empower under-served populations in Africa and Asia with access to clean energy products and services. 

A unique foundation on the global stage, SF uses grant, debt and equity funding to support commercially sustainable solutions at the intersection of inclusive growth and a clean energy transition. Our work has already improved the lives of 229 million people.

Shell Foundation Business Development Director
Kenya or Nigeria

Salary range on offer at circa $ 75,000 to 80,000, dependent on location

We are seeking a Business Development Director to join our entrepreneurial team to support:

  • The scale-up of pioneering enterprises
  • The development of scalable partnerships that enable smallholder farmers to increase their income
  • The incubation of new intermediaries and enterprises

The successful candidate will explore opportunities to create new business models and market interventions, as well as providing deep financial and commercial expertise to our Programme team.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing business advice and mentoring support to SF strategic partners
  • managing grants and contracts
  • identifying market failures and opportunities
  • developing and managing strategic projects and partnerships
  • contributing to the delivery of the annual business plan.

We are looking for someone with substantial experience of working in Africa (or India) with:

  • A degree in mechanical engineering
  • A background in business or commerce, with a practical understanding of marketing, finance, business development
  • Experience and networks in the agriculture sector
  • Experience working with complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, including low-income consumers

At SF, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities and encourage individuals from underrepresented communities to apply. 

This position offers flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work remotely with regular travel within the region and to our London head office. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and take safeguarding seriously. All offers of engagement or employment will be subject to satisfactory safeguarding checks and references.

For further information please review the appointment brief and submit your application below.

Deadline for applications:                     
Wednesday 29th May 2024

Interviews with Prospectus:                 
5th – 10th June 2024

Interviews with Shell Foundation:     
19/20th June 2024

For Application Pack and other details Click here to Apply

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