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4 Oct, 2016

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Safi Sana has started the design and commissioning of a large scale waste-to-energy/ bio-fertilizer plant in Ashaiman. This plant has become operational in the third quarter of 2016 and will treat 25 tonnes of waste daily from public toilets and organic waste collection points. The plant will produce a bio-fertilizer for the local market and generate power for the national power grid. It is expected that this model will be replicated in other areas in Ghana in the coming years. Generally the project is designed to push the frontiers of innovation in the area of waste treatment/ reuse in Ghana and its success could influence future policy and practice regarding municipal waste treatment and reuse in Ghana.

The program entitled “Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship” (2SCALE) aims at improving rural livelihoods and food and nutrition security in Africa. It was created by a consortium of partners, led by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), and comprising the Base-of-the-Pyramid Innovation Centre (BoPInc.) and the International Centre for development-oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA). The program is supported by a grant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through the Directorate-General for International Cooperation, DGIS) of the Netherlands.

2SCALE’s portfolio in Ghana is composed of 8 active partnerships, including 2 in fruits and 1 in vegetables. Safi Sana and 2SCALE propose to collaborate to demonstrate and promote the use of Safi Sana organic fertilizers and seedlings in a vegetable cluster in Ashaiman.

Job Description

Job Title: Nursery And Bio-Fertilizer Plant Coordinator (F/M)

Deadline application: Monday 10th October, 2016


To make sure that fertilizer and seedling production runs smoothly and to use the Safi Sana grounds for field tests of the irrigation water and compost, Safi Sana and 2SCALE are looking for a Nursery and bio-fertilizer plant coordinator.


Compost formulation and Bio-Fertilizer production:

  • Improve compost (Asase Gyefo) formula together with the field agronomist.
  • Organize production, inventory planning, and order fulfilment.

Nursery/Seedling production:

  • Manage team and budget.
  • Capture growth characteristics of seedlings.
  • Manage and optimize crop health.
  • Formulate and act on performance indicators.
  • Organize production, inventory planning, and order fulfilment.

Field trials:

  • Define and manage field trials involving irrigation water, organic fertilizer and seedlings.
  • Work closely with the field agronomist and partners.

Additional tasks include the following:

  • Document field achievements, innovations, failures and lessons learned; share them in reports and integrate lessons learned into subsequent project activities.
  • Write technical reports and notes as requested, in strict compliance with deadlines.
  • Develop and ensure good working relationship with agribusiness partners and local authorities.


  • The Nursery and Bio-Fertilizer Plant Coordinator will, technically, report to the Safi Sana plant Manager.
  • From an administrative and reporting point of view, as an IFDC staff, the Nursery and Organic Fertilizer Coordinator is supervised by the IFDC/ 2SCALE Innovation Specialist.
  • S/he works also in close collaboration with the 2SCALE team in Ghana.

Duty station

  • The Nursery and Bio-Fertilizer Plant Manager position is a national position.
  • The Nursery and Bio-Fertilizer Plant Manager will be based at Safi Sana’s plant and/or office in Ashaiman.

Required Skills or Experience

  • We are looking for a university educated, hands-on person who is willing to roll up his or her sleeves and help with daily production and can also oversee, analyse and write-up field research.
  • The person must have at least 2 years of proven field experience which includes production planning.
  • She or he has a passion for agriculture and knows how to cultivate a seed to a healthy plant.
  • He or she works well as part of a team, can also work autonomously and is eager to learn.
  • The candidate must be a responsible person who works with precision and efficiency.

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