3 x Business Development Specialists

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3 x Business Development Specialists

  • Post Date:April 26, 2022
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  • Career Level Specialist
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Education
Job Description

Research and Innovation Directorate: Vacancies

3 positions have emerged in the University of Zimbabwe Innovation Hub has Business Development Specialists  in the following areas of expertise:

  • Business Development Specialist Drugs Pharmaceuticals and Health Systems
  • Business Development Specialist Science Discovery and Applications
  • Business Development Specialist Project Management

Reports to: Manager, Business Development

The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Commercializing and monetizing innovations emerging from the Innovation Hub.
  • Providing targeted assistance in commercializing intellectual property and creating sustainable, competitive and profitable start-ups
  • Designing, developing and setting-up viable/suitable ventures, business plans and operating models to deliver business value and results and determining the best course of action to set-up start-ups in a sustainable way.
  • Identifying opportunities including organising prospecting events, pitches, demo-days, feedback sessions, talks, seminars, workshops, think-tanks for growth, collaborations, partnerships and/or strategic alliances.
  • Delivering with innovators and inventors, the industrialization phase of Education 5.0 by identifying, prioritizing and launching new products, services and business models.


Applicants should have:

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree or equivalent in the desired field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience with interacting with students of record of teaching and/or research experience at University level.
  • A Proven track record in product development and/or the ability to model and/or grow business.
  • A Proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and/or management of partnerships.


All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six copies of applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars indicating full name, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone number and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

Deputy Registrar, Human Resources
University of Zimbabwe,
P. O. Box MP 167
Mount Pleasant,

Or Hand delivered to:

The Administralion Block,
Door number 113.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 29 April 2022.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.