Business Development Officer

Position Title : Business Development Officer
Position Number : KIKIS.065
Division : Industry Services Division
Reports To : Agri Business & Marketing Manager
Status : Permanent

Location: Port Moresby

Approved By: Board

Pay Grade: Grade 10

Location: Port Moresby, Headquarters



Business Development Officer is responsible for supporting the growth of Micro, Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) including the start-ups and high growth SMEs in the coconut industry in PNG.

  1. Essential Duties                                        
  • Conduct assessment of the coconut MSME sector including policy analysis to identify barriers and opportunities and provide solutions and/or recommendations.
  • Develop and tailor MSME growth plan/ strategy for the coconut industry and implement the growth plan.
  • Implement projects and programs to address identified barriers to MSME growth and development in the coconut industry.
  • Provide small businesses with guidance and training opportunities to support MSME growth in the coconut industry.
  • Identify and develop internal and external key partnerships to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services to MSMEs.
  • Help identify funding and support in the preparation of proposals, grants and business plans for the industry.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to the section Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager – Agri Business Development & Marketing from time to time.


  1. Supervisory Responsibilities

          This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

Normally a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness or an equivalent qualification from a recognized college or university with at least four years of related work experience.