Posted on :
26 Apr, 2017
26 Apr, 2017
Aspire Food Group is a social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects. In Ghana, Aspire seeks to farm locally desired insects as a way to address food insecurity. Aspire farms the palm weevil larvae, a local delicacy that has been traditionally harvested. In addition, Aspire Ghana has also taught several hundred farmers in Southern and Central Ghana to be able to farm their own larva as a source of household animal protein and as an opportunity for increased income. Aspire Ghana seeks to rapidly scale its production, co-develop packaged products, take advantage of export opportunities to other West African countries, support its network of farmers to scale their production and to advance research on the palm weevil larvae.
Job Title: Field Supervisor
Aspire Food Group Ghana is looking for a driven, innovative, adaptable individual to drive growth of our palm weevil larvae rearing community empowerment program in Bekwai, Ashanti Region, Ghana. The field supervisor’s role is to iterate and innovate on the current program to better the livelihoods of farmers through increases in income and access to animal protein. The field supervisor must monitor and evaluate the program to ensure progress is being made as well as co-ordinate logistics. The field supervisor will also be tasked with the supervision of field assistants. The field supervisor must be comfortable working in farm-like conditions. The supervisor would ideally live in the community (Bekwai) or within a short distance and be in the community 70-80% of the time. The remaining 20-30% of the time would be spent at Aspire headquarters on KNUST Campus in Kumasi or working on other initiatives as requested. We are looking to fill this position ASAP. Please note that no financial support will be provided for lodging or moving.
Reports to: Director of Social Impact & Operations
Length of Contract: 1 year, with a three month probation period.
How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:59pm GMT. Only candidates that qualify for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.