Business Development Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Young Women's Christian Association of Kenya

Position Title: Business Development Manager 

Young Women Christian Association Kenya (YWCA) is a women and youth membership based, non-governmental development Organization. We invite applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Business Development Managerwithin our establishment.

JOB TITLE: Business Development Manager


SUPERVISOR: National General Secretary



  1. The position is responsible for overall planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling of all Organization’s development plans.
  2. Responsible for driving business growth through income generating centers and investments in line with YWCA of Kenya Vision and Mission.
  3. Develop network, attract clients, research new market opportunities and oversee growth projects, making sales projections and forecasting revenue in line with projected income.

Field of duties and responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement Business Development strategy in line with the YWCA mission and vision
  2. Ensure optimization of the existing YWCA Investments including Hostels, Parkview Suites and Flats, Cafeteria and Parking.
  3. Responsible for the general performance of housekeeping, front office, security staff and the Department at large
  4. Ensure good property management that includes participation in negotiations, designing and financing various development initiatives, being the liaison person between YWCA and Development experts/ Agencies.
  5. Facilitate the YWCA National Business Development Committee
  6. Research and advise on possible investment and developments opportunities that are in line with YWCA Mission and Vision
  7. Ensure Risk Management in YWCA development engagements
  8. Develop appropriate business model for every income generation facility in the organization.
  9. Improve quality of products and services offered by the hospitality unit.
  10. Provide strategic direction that would ensure among others marketing of the organization’s facilities to improve on income and occupancy.
  11. Work with technical staff and other internal resources to meet client needs.
  12. Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
  13. Submit monthly, quarterly, annual targets and reports to the General Secretary and ensure realization of the same.
  14. Maintain and uphold YWCA corporate culture.
  15. Utilize online reservation platforms for bookings and responding to inquiries e.g trip advisor,
  16. Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time


(a) Level of Education/Academic qualification

Degree in Business administration/Management/Marketing or Related

Master’s in Business Administration will be an added advantage.

(b) Other Competencies/abilities/skills required

  • Basic accounting skills
  • Proficient in IT skills – online skills and knowledge of MS office, power point and excel etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Advanced communication skills as well as conflict-resolution abilities.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community and work with teams.
  • High level of integrity and Resource Management skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines with minimum supervision

(c) Relevant Job experience

At least 2 years of experience in same role.

Experience in management of membership/ diverse groups/ teams would be an added advantage

How to apply

Terms and expression of Interest

This position is contractual and interested candidates should send their application and updated CV to indicating job title, salary expectations and availability by close of business on 6th July 2023. Selection of qualified candidates will be on a rolling basis.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


YWCA does NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing or securing employment.