Posted time November 11, 2023 Location Uganda Job type Full-time
  • Education: Masters Degree. Appropriate graduate or undergraduate level education in Public Health, anthropology, statistics or a related field.
  • Experience: At least 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a research environment.

About Devcom Global Associates

Devcom Global Associates is a distinguished African research and management consultancy firm, primarily operating across Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya. In South Sudan, we are known as Devcom Consult Ltd, and in Kenya, we operate under the name Indelible Sustainable Solutions. Our core mission is to deliver comprehensive research and consulting services that yield practical and enduring solutions to the challenges faced by our clients. Devcom’s expertise lies in social and behavioral research, complemented by tailored management consulting, advisory, and technical support services. At Devcom Global, we are committed to implementing intelligent and scalable strategies that foster both immediate improvements and sustainable growth for organizations and communities.

Our extensive experience includes collaborations with UN agencies, civil society organizations (both international and national), government bodies, and corporate sector clients. Our expertise covers a broad range of humanitarian and development areas, such as Health, Public Health, Gender, Protection, Food Security, and Livelihoods. This diverse knowledge base positions us uniquely to understand and address the multifaceted challenges in these sectors. We are dedicated to creating impactful, long-lasting change through our specialized services, contributing to the advancement and resilience of the communities and organizations we partner with

Devcom Global is looking for competent, skilled, and experienced persons to fill the following jobs at its Ugandan headquarters in Kampala:

Job Title : Business Development Officer 

Location : Kampala, Uganda 

Reports to : Country Director, Uganda 

Expected Start date : Immediately 


Job Purpose

The Business Development Officer will work actively with the teams in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan in business growth through engagement in identification and development of high-quality consultancy bids and participating in executing research assignments.

Key job Responsibilities

Initiate long-term research and consultancy partnerships with new clients

  • In consultation with the country team, develop and implement an organizational business development strategy and processes
  • Contribute to the expansion and maintenance of Devcom Global Associates consultants’ roster
  • Identify and track relevant upcoming consultancy opportunities – through advance intelligence gathering, online sources, partner relationships, and other available options and inform Country Offices (COs) for technical support
  • Take lead in drafting, writing and reviewing of high-quality consultancy proposals and bids
  • Actively track all proposal submission timelines, incoming/nascent projects, and appropriately match people/teams with projects based on skills and experience
  • Manage actions for pre-solicitation proposal preparations and bid planning including: teaming, bid strategy, development of win-themes, oversight of and contribution to technical design, drafting management and other sections of the proposal in advance of the solicitation.
  • Support consultants in the design, and review of research protocols, questionnaire design, and analysis of data (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Conduct prospecting visits to Organizations to identify and prepare for upcoming consultancy opportunities.
  • Represent Devcom Global business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within clients’ specific peer networks as guided by the Country Director.
  • Support in the establishment of an inter-country research projects management information system



Master Degree and at least 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a research environment. Appropriate graduate or undergraduate level education in Public Health, anthropology, statistics or a related field.

Required Skills

  • Experience in a business development role in a large consultancy firm or NGOs – (Preferred)
  • Experience in conducting research – (Preferred)
  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to write high level documents in a logical and concise manner
  • Practical experience with data collection fieldwork
  • Maturity and meticulous attention to detail and ability to proactively identify and manage risks
  • Ability to effectively communicate with local and international stakeholders at all levels and form strong relationships

How to apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter, CV’s and three referees to:, not later than by Friday 15th  December, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.