Iris Consulting Ghana: Area Manager, Food Security (French Speaking)

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18 Jan, 2012

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Vacancies in Ghana

Our client has been a family-owned company for more than 50 years, and operates under a unique “humanitarian entrepreneurship” business model that is dedicated to creating and deploying technologies that improve the lives of people in developing countries. Driven by an abiding desire to lessen the burden on those populations most vulnerable, they have aligned their business objectives with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The company is not content with “business as usual”, and has been at the forefront of innovation of disease prevention in the developing context. Backed by research in the lab and in the field, the company’s disease-control products include cutting-edge PermaNet 3.0 bed nets, ZeroVector Durable Lining, and ZeroFly plastic sheeting; award-winning and widely used LifeStraw Family water filters; and innovative frameworks to reach those in need, like its LifeStraw Carbon for Water campaign, and the integrated CarePack. Thanks to the company’s robust product portfolio, more than half a billion people in the developing world will enjoy a brighter and healthier future. The company is headquartered in Switzerland, with regional offices in Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, the UAE, the US, and Vietnam ensuring a global reach. In support of United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7, the company is developing a portfolio of food security solutions. In addition to the public health areas the company has worked in for years, food security represents the company’s renewed and expanded focus on supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Our client is seeking to fill a key position with a competent person who in addition to seeking an attractive job also wants the work he/she does to make a real meaningful difference in the lives of others. As an Area Manager for Food Security, you will be responsible for growing the business of the Food Security product lines in the assigned area (specific regions) within Ghana and several other countries. The position reports directly to the Regional Director, Food Security.

Required Skills or Experience

The position also requires someone with the following Educational Background and Experience:

  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sciences, Agricultural Science/Economics or related field
  • Experience in managing distributors
  • Minimum 10 years sales experience in FMCG and/or Agricultural Sector
  • Working knowledge in French is mandatory


How To Apply


  • Visit the IRIS Consulting website at and carefully review the more details description of the key responsibilities, qualifications and competencies required for this important role
  • Email your updated CV together with a cover letter to [email protected] no later than January 27, 2012
  • Your cover letter should be brief and should clearly demonstrate your motivation for the job, how you meet the competency requirements and the specific contributions you will bring to our client
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for subsequent interviews in Accra
Closing date: 27 Jan, 2012

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