ACDI/VOCA Ghana Jobs

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16 Jun, 2016

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Business Management Jobs in Ghana

We are currently seeking applications from suitable candidates for a multi-year USAID-funded project for the following position:

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Business Services Officer


•   Provide demand-driven technical assistance and training on improved business practices to farm businesses, farmer organizations and other value chain businesses in the ADVANCE agricultural value-chains. Such technical assistance may include but not limited to the production of crop budgets, determining profitability, long term improvements plans, investment benefit / cost analysis, breakeven analysis, business plans, bank loan proposals, inventory control, banking and financial management, etc
•   Identify appropriate value chain actors and develop plans for leveraging / facilitating their investments and innovation for bringing down risk
•   Lead and monitor the establishment of Village Savings and Loans Association by groups of smallholder farmers a a routine to save money during the harvest to later access agricultural inputs
•   Recommend innovative use of the program grant facility
•   Monitor closely the performance of participating actors and document all changes (both qualitatively and quantitatively) in line with program’s M&E framework and assist M&E officials to feed such data into the MIS system
•   Familiarizes him/herself with the ADVANCE gender and environmental management plans to ensure they are incorporated into their daily operations

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Applicants should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agricultural economics or related fields from a recognised university. Master’s degree is desirable
•   At least 5 years of post-qualification working experience, preferably close work with smallholder farmers or setups in rural communities
•   Strong oral and written communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English is required
•   Ability to work in a diverse teamwork environment
•   Ability and willingness to travel routinely within working area and country
•   Highly skilled in the Windows office programs (EXCEL competency is required)


Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

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

[email protected]

Note: When submitting your application, start the subject line with the position title and location:

Closing Date: 22 June, 2016

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