GIZ Vacancies 2018

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13 Sep, 2018

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Marketing Jobs in Ghana

The GIZ of German Development Co-operation is an Agency that works for sustainable economic development and job creation accross the country. It supports Ghana in a joint effort to keep economic growth sustainable and inclusive. It supports national government, local authorities and private sector organization to effectively reform the business environment and to agree upon policy priorities in an informed puplic-private dialogue.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Advisor – Value Chain Development – Marketing

The position holder is responsible for:

• Assisting the implementation of the Global Initiative for Agriculture and Food (GIAE) and its activities in the maize and rice value chain in Ghana, with a focus on marketing, markets and business development
• Supporting the Team leader of the GIAE country Programme in his tasks to promote relevant subject areas in the Ghanaian agricultural and food sector
• Liaising with political partners at the national, regional and district level
• Creating and maintaining good working relations with the project partners, the contractor, the consultants, relevant farmer organisations, private sector associations and companies in agricultural production, processing and marketing
• Designing, supervising and monitoring the implementation of cooperation and service contracts with various partners concluded directly via GIZ
• Ensuring quality of report from implementing partners, matching grant partners and service providers
• Supporting the M&E officer of GIC and report monitoring data
• Serving as link to German bilateral market oriented agriculture program and to other GIX projects especially in the agricultural sector
• Identifying and promoting innovations in the areas of responsibility and knowledge management

Tasks

In the context of his/her responsibilities, the position holder fulfils the following core scope of tasks

Professional advisory services

• Identifies needs for external support and advice, works on policy recommendations and develops a strategic approach for the development of the rice and maize value chains with a focus on marketing, markets and business development
• Provides professional advice to partners and cooperates with important stakeholders, on order clarification, identifying needs, developing concepts and strategies and providing technical input
• Advises value chain committees, associations and interest groups of farmers, processors, traders and other stakeholders forming part of the value chain selections
• Supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to add value to the GIC target groups in the value chains rice and maize
• Assist to develop and implement mechanization concepts for maize and rice smallholders
• Contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint project/programme activities and work in the regions
• Formulates job descriptions and terms of reference and selects and supervises third parties while carrying out project/programme activities, including performance evaluations
• Monitors the development and implementation of project/programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts
• Deals with the designs, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues related to the project/programme’s area of activity
• Develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
• Monitors project progress and the activities of components, reviews reports and documents on the progress of programmes, identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the team leader
• Ensures that the services provided by the project are aligned with the partner’s needs

Qualification Required & Experience

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• MSc or doctorate Degree in agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering or equivalent degree in economic or political science, business administration or other relevant education with a focus on a relevant field in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives

professional Experience

• 5 to 7 years proven professional working experience, in the Ghanaian agricultural and/or food sectors, preferably in business-related organisations or projects with at least 3 years professional experience in a comparable position
• Professional experience in marketing of agricultural products and local market development

Other knowledge, additional competences

• Very good working knowledge of ITC technoligies (related software, email, the internet, social media) and computer applications (e.g MS Office)
• A proven track record in a managerial position
• Fluent written and oral knowledge of English, a working knowledge of German is an asset
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to tbe performed corresponding measures are agreed with management

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Interested candidate should their CVs to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 14 September, 2018

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