ACDI/VOCA New Vacancies 2017

Posted on :

4 May, 2017

Category :

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.

Job Description

Job Title: Agriculture Production Officer

We are currently seeking an Agriculture Production Officer to be based in the WA Office.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

•   Employing the appropriate technical strategies and methodologies to achieve maximum agronomic benefits toward short and long term project goals
•   Identifying specific supply chain opportunities within his/her area of operation documents their status and intervention needs and adopts the most appropriate measure to make them effective and efficient
•   Monitoring closely the performance of assigned actors and documents all changes (both qualitatively and quantitatively) in line with the program’s M&E framework and guidelines for tracking the transformation process and ensures that all such data and information is shared within the program
•   Familiarizing him/herself with the gender mainstreaming plan and environmental management plan to ensure they are incorporated into their daily operations
•   Working closely with the Regional coordinators and other regional staff to coordinate program activities, effectively utilize project equipment and resources and to communicate well with multi-program actors on common message and united assistance
•   Contributing to the preparation and drafting of the annual reports and any other project publications as required
•   Actively engaging in collaborating with program stakeholders including trade associations, NGOs, government agencies, universities, research agencies, value chain actors, other donor programs and strategic partners.

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Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or a related field from a recognized university. Master’s Degree in agribusiness development or related field, desirable.
•   At least 5 years of post-qualification working experience, involving close work with smallholder farmers in rural communities. A good working knowledge of maize, rice, and soybean
•   Proficiency in computer use, especially MS, Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint
•   Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment. Proven willingness to make timely and sound decisions. Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
•   Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressures
•   Ability and willingness to travel routinely within working area and country

Location: Upper West Region

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a signed cover letter and CV to [email protected]

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

Closing Date: 08 May 2017

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