Business Development Advisor - ERP Business Software

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Inkomoko is a business consulting firm that works with micro, small, and medium enterprises in Rwanda to develop powerful strategies to increase their profits and help them grow. Inkomoko offers trusted advisors, practical services, technology tools, and affordable capital focused on increasing sales, improving operational efficiency, and managing finances. Founded in 2012, Inkomoko identifies entrepreneurs in Rwanda and provides services to help them grow their businesses and create jobs for others. 

Business Development Advisor - ERP Business Software

Kigali, Rwanda

TERM: Full time, 1-year commitment, Renewable

LOCATION: Kimihurura, Kigali.

REPORTS TO: Director of SME Growth

Inkomoko seeks a highly talented and experienced Business Development Advisor to work directly with our entrepreneur clients. The Business Development Advisor will join a growing start-up team with core responsibilities as follows:

  • Develop business strategies and comprehensive business plans
  • Generate financial statements, forecasts, and profitability analyses clients
  • Develop and implement accurate financial reporting and bookkeeping systems for clients
  • Assist clients with the implementation of business plan recommendations
  • Advise clients on financing and investment opportunities/challenges
  • Setup and train clients inaccurate financial record keeping using ERP software
  • Setup and train clients in inventory management using ERP software
  • Setup and train clients in sales and CRM using ERP software
  • Provide expert advice; help clients to navigate challenges and make sound business decisions
  • Conduct assessments of client businesses to understand business needs, challenges, and opportunities
  • Conduct research on the industry, competitors, and customers
  • Manage client relationships and provide a single point of contact for assigned clients
  • Manage the schedule and delivery of services throughout client engagements
  • Regularly track and report on the progress of client work and deliverables
  • Participate in the development of AEC goals, strategies, and planning
  • Assist Inkomoko/AEC management in special projects, training, and expansion initiatives
  • Represent Inkomoko in the local business community and at conferences or other events
  • Keep up to date on the latest business and industry trends in Rwanda and across East Africa
  • Maintain and organize client files


We are seeking individuals who can bring lasting impact on our work. We are looking for candidates who will navigate fast-paced and resource-constrained environments with enthusiasm, patience, a sense of humor, and imagination. The ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of work experience in a relevant or applicable field
  • Experience with one or more of the following accounting software: Quickbooks, Odoo, Sage, Tally, SAP
  • Experience with one or more of the following ERP software: Odoo, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle E-Business Suite, SAGE, SAP, NetERP
  • Experience with ICT hardware management and software installation. 
  • Experience in consulting, business planning, and providing business advice
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Excel and Word
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Good presentation and training skills
  • Shows perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills
  • Must speak fluent English and Kinyarwanda; French is an added advantage
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/ Accounting / ICT or related field
  • Willingness to travel around the country from time to time, in line with the job needs

Organizational Cultural qualifications. Any successful candidate must:

  • Communicate effectively locally and internationally
  • Maintain local and international performance standards
  • Effectively support the performance of each team member
  • Inspire high levels of efficiency and performance from each team member

  • Be collaborative and solicitous of others' opinions

  • Be a leader in the local entrepreneurial community

  • Be kind, compassionate and empathetic

  • Finds freedom within a framework

  • Lead a team of exemplars to prove our theory of action

  • Be willing to put in the time it takes to do a good job

  • Be solutions oriented and data-driven

  • Have a deep commitment to Inkomoko's strategies in support of Inkomoko's mission, vision, and culture


  • Fun, collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals
  • Challenging work and the opportunity to grow and develop your skills
  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to economic growth in Rwanda.


In your cover letter please include the following:

  1. Describe any experience you have working with entrepreneurs or SMEs and why you are passionate about the opportunity to support entrepreneurs in Rwanda.
  2. Task: Describe 3 major challenges entrepreneurs/SMEs face here in Rwanda. How would you assist entrepreneurs in addressing these challenges (under 250 words)?
  3. Your net salary expectations for this position.

 Deadline of application: Position open until filled