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2017 Jobs At ACDI/VOCA

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3 Jan, 2017

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Agricultural Jobs in Ghana

ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 146 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems

We are currently seeking Commercial Development Team Leader to be based in Accra.

Job Description

Job Title: Commercial Development Team Leader

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

•   Faciliate development of SMEs and business models that demonstrate how to improve commercialization in the poultry value chain
•   Identifying constraints with financial institutions and poultry SMEs towards poultry sector lending/financing and services, and facilitate activities to overcome the constraints
•   Lead efforts that facilitate access to affordable financing solutions for poultry production-processing and service provider firms that will enhance their own, and the industry’s competitiveness
•   Oversee partnership and policy specialists to identify gaps, and work towards a more favorable operational environmental in which poultry sector organisations can be competitive
•   Manage a team of Enterprise Development and Financial Services specialists
•   Oversee the implementation of the grants after approval to support innovative investments for targeted businesses essentially by buying down the risks associated with investing in innovative integrated business models
•   Assume new tasks that result from the evolving nature of GPP’s business development program, and as requested by the GPP Chief of Party, represent ACDI/VOCA effectively to other organisations and assume interim COP responsibilities when the Chief of Party is unavailable

Qualification Required & Experience

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•   Advanced degree in agricultural economics, management/finance or related field from a recognised university
•   Minimum of 10 years of experience working in agricultural and/or business investment projects (preferably in the poultry sector), including a.
•   Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior, private sector management position, preferably providing support for agribusiness development/investment in Ghana or other African countries
•   Experience working projects/programs funded by donors and government desirable
•   Demonstrated ability to innovative, motivate and develop solutions to grow agribusinesses and related service markets, and promote access to finance and investment services
•   In-depth knowledge of the Ghanaian business sector, and issues impacting sustainable development of SMEs in the agricultural sector in general and the poultry sector in particular
•   Ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant government regulations and policies
•   Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
•   Proven ability to successfully manage a team of diverse individuals, strong mentoring and team building skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume/CV to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 02 January, 2017

•   No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted
•   Women and minorities encouraged to apply

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