Chemonics International Vacancies: Technical Specialists

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21 Dec, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

Chemonics International, a U.S. – based international development consulting firm, is seeking expressions of interest from long-term professionals for anticipated USAID-funded projects in Ghana and west Africa to increase food security and improve livelihoods through agriculture-led growth and inclusive market access by smallholder farmers. Key project activities include increasing access to agricultural finance, promoting investment, strengthening local institutions, improving agricultural productivity and expanding market access and trade in Northern Ghana.

Job Description

We are seeking specialists in the following areas:

  • Agricultural finance
  • Investment promotion and facilitation
  • Business development services to enhance enterprises performance
  • Value chain strengthening
  • Market linkages for staple crops
  • Producer organisation development
  • Commodity specific expertise in maize, soya, rice and livestock
  • Input supply – seeds, fertilizer, agricultural mechanization
  • Post-harvest handling, storage and processing
  • Regional trade of agricultural commodities
  • Policy development – finance, trade and agriculture, including agric research
  • Nutrition
  • Gender integration
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Grants management and project financial management

 

Required Skills or Experience

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  • Advanced degree in agriculture or business-related field preferred
  • Proven track record in successful delivery of technical assistance
  • Prior experience with USAID projects highly preferred
  • Experience working collaboratively with the Government of Ghana
  • At least 6 years experience achieving results in relevant technical field
  • Fluency in English is required

 

How To Apply

Send CV and cover letter to: [email protected]. Please indicate area of technical specialty in subject line of email. No telephone enquiries, please. Final candidates will be contacted.

Closing : 23 Dec, 2011

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