Mennonite Economic Development Associates Jobs 2018

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15 Aug, 2018

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Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a Field Project Manager position for a large scale, long term agriculture development project in Ghana. MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a sustainable livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. MEDA provides management, technical and consulting expertise to MEDA projects and to a wide range of clients, helping as many of the poor as possible by creating business solutions to poverty.  To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org

Job Description

Job Title: Field Project Manager

Position Summary
Leading a team of field staff, the Field Project Manager (FPM) ensures effective implementation of project strategies, adjusting course as needed based on interim performance, to achieve life-of-project performance targets. This position involves frequent travel to project locations within Ghana. The FPM will report to and work closely with MEDA’s North America-based Sr. Project Manager tasked to supervise this Project. This is a full-time indefinite term contract for the duration of the project, subject to continued donor funding. Start date is ASAP.

Responsibilities

Project Implementation

  • Acting as MEDA’s representative in Ghana
  • Ensuring daily management of the project and assuming full accountability of project results
  • Ensuring project performance tracking
  • Implementing security protocols

Project Financial Management

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  • Maintaining strict budgetary adherence and monitoring
  • Ensuring review and timely submission of regular financial reports

Project Compliance

  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of project’s compliance with planning, monitoring, evaluation, performance and reporting
  • Ensuring adherence to local legal requirements

Management of Field Staff

  • Overseeing the management of all field staff, including recruitment, selection, supervision and ongoing performance evaluations

Relationship Management

  • Managing successful relationships with the Government of Ghana, donor agencies, the business community and other stakeholders
  • Managing successful relationships with Key Facilitating Partners; ensuring positive relationships are maintained and project targets are achieved.

New Business Development

  • Supporting, as time allows, the Sr. Director’s new business development efforts in-country and regionally

Job Requirements

  • Follow all Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstration of MEDA Core Performance Values:  Respect, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and Accountability
  • Keep up to date on all required training
  • Support effective Staff Management and supportive work environment

Qualifications

  • A minimum of ten years of senior level experience leading and managing complex, large scale, multi-million dollar economic and enterprise development initiatives (or similar private sector experience)
  • University degree (ideally Master’s) in international development, business administration or related field
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith, values and goals
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English is required
  • Strong understanding of: business/financial decision making in competitive market environments; inclusive subsector development and value chain development facilitation methods
  • Proven leadership abilities with a multiple field office environment and relationships with North American-based HQ specialists and management
  • Functional experience in marketing, business planning, business growth advisory service or related areas
  • Direct private sector experience is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize stakeholders into partnerships and alliances, lead and facilitate collaborative processes
  • Experience in using commercial business development services (BDS) providers to upgrade farmer, entrepreneur and enterprise competencies
  • Prior work experience in Ghana or comparable country context is preferred
  • Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA’s approach of creating business solutions to poverty

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