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Business Development Intern at Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC)

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  • Lilongwe
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Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC)


The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) is an umbrella body of Civil Society Organizations working in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Malawi. The Network’s mission is to provide a platform for engagement between government and CSOs on climate change and related fields for improved adaptation and mitigation to climate change impacts, with an overall objective of building community resilience to the impacts of climate change. CISONECC comprises of national and international NGOs, other networks, alliances and research institutions, with a secretariat based in Lilongwe.

1. Job Title: Business Development intern

Period: 6 months

Qualifications: University Degree in Natural Resources Management or Business Management

Location: Secretariat, Area 49, Lilongwe

Job Description:

A Business Development intern in CISONECC plays a crucial role in fostering growth, sustainability, and the ability to fulfill the mission of the organization. This position involves identifying and pursuing opportunities to secure funding, partnerships, and resources essential for the organization’s success. The Business Development intern is responsible for creating and executing strategies that enhance the organization’s financial stability and its capacity to serve its target beneficiaries effectively.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Grant Writing:

  • Support identification of potential funding sources, including grants, donations, and sponsorships.
  • Support in develop and maintain relationships with donors, foundations, and philanthropic organizations.
  • Support in preparation of grant proposals, grant applications, and fundraising materials.
  • Support in organize and execute fundraising campaigns, events, and initiatives.

Partnership Development:

  • Support in identifying strategic partnerships and collaborations with other non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses to further the organization’s mission.
  • Support in building and maintaining relationships with potential partners and stakeholders.
  • Support in negotiate and finalize partnership agreements and contracts.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • Support in development and management of the organization’s proposal budgets in collaboration with the finance team.

­Program Expansion:

  • Support identification of opportunities to expand or diversify the organization’s programs and services.

­Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Support in collecting and analyzing data on the organization’s performance and impact.
  • Support preparation of regular reports and presentations for the board, donors, and other stakeholders.

­Ethical Practices:

  • Maintain high ethical standards in all fundraising and partnership activities.
  • Ensure transparency and accountability in all financial transactions and reporting.

CISONECC is an equal opportunity employer.


Method Of Application

Interested applicants are requested to send a motivation/covering letter and resumes, with names and contacts of three traceable referees to the following address:

The Finance and Administration Manager,

Civil society Network on Climate Change,

Box 1036,


Hand delivery be done through our offices on Plot No. 49/2/446/2, Area 49 New Gulliver, Church Close Street, Opposite Good hope Private Clinic in Lilongwe.

The letter can also be sent through the following email addresses,


Closing date for receiving application is 11th November, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be communicated.