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Business Development Mentor


  • Job Title/grade: Business Development Mentor
  • Location: Phnom Penh (Cambodia), with possibility to travel in Cambodia
  • Type of contract: Full Time
  • Duration: Minimum 2 years / Unlimited
  • Starting Date: We are flexible but our team is eager to have you on board as soon as March / April 2020
  • Salary & benefits: Gross monthly salary between $900 and $1,200 (depending on educational background and experience)
  • Reporting to: Directors and co-founders of Sevea


At Sevea, we are a team of passionate consultants dedicated to support all the actors (Corporates, Organizations, Governments and SMEs) of the development sector in their initiatives/actions. From creating innovative programs, conducting sectoral studies, mentoring entrepreneurs or acting as expert in national development projects, we develop services and coordinate projects to find the best answers to tackle agriculture/rural development, energy and water issues in emerging markets. After 7 years of experience in developing countries, Sevea is today supporting projects all around the globe mainly in South East Asia, in Africa, and Oceania.

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Job Description

The Business Development Mentor will be responsible for:

  • Mentoring, coaching and training entrepreneurs on all aspect of business management. This may include identifying capacity building needs, producing action plans to address the identified gaps, providing support in preparing, producing and finalizing business plans, as well as practical solutions to address barriers to growth;
  • Managing and delivering projects, mainly in the SME department, but also in the Rural development, WASH, and Energy sectors if needed;
  • Undertaking and developing a wide range of consultancy work with public and private sector clients. The work is likely to be varied across the sectors and may include undertaking studies, cost-benefit analyses, sector knowledge reports, business model, strategic analysis and opportunities, realizing feasibility studies, designing and implementing projects, etc.;
  • Working closely with international consultants and project managers to provide Cambodia context knowledge, facilitate and coordinate with relevant stakeholders of the company and communicate both in English and Khmer. The Business Development Mentor will act as the focal point between international, national consultants and other relevant stakeholders;

Educational background

  • Master’s Degree in Business  / Administration, Economics, Finance or any related fields.


  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in sectors related to Business Development, Sales, Management, or any other relevant field;
  • Experience to coach SMEs, to design, implement and manage projects (team, budget, etc.), to manage sales in rural areas, to conduct studies, analysis or researches, etc.;
  • Experience working with government actors at both national and sub-national levels;
  • Experience in supporting enterprises in the context of energy for productive usage will be an advantage;

Professional skills

  • Able to manage multiple clients, stakeholders and projects. The successful applicant will be expected to be comfortable interacting with a range of clients and should be an effective communicator;
  • Hard-worker, ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines ;
  • Highly motivated, results oriented and organized. Strategic thinker with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills ;
  • Flexible, autonomous and able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Fluent in both Khmer and English

Application process

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in English following this application form:


If you meet any problem during the application process, please send us an email:

We are eager to exchange with you to see where you could bring the most added value to our team!