Posted on :
22 Jan, 2018
22 Jan, 2018
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Job Title: Project Assistant (Operations/Procurement Support)
Project Overview and Role
The Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (FinGAP) addresses a key constraint restricting the development of commercial agriculture and obtaining full food security in Ghana – access to finance necessary to enable investment in agriculture value chains. USAID-FinGAP uses a comprehensive approach to facilitate agriculture-related investment, engaging a broad range of Ghanaian Financial Institutions (banks, private equity firms, leasing companies, investment funds, etc.) in providing agriculture oriented financing, in partnership with strategic investors and buyers of rice, maize and soya in Northern Ghana. USAID-FinGAP will also facilitate investment in the agriculture sector in Ghana that will complement other Government of Ghana (GOG) and donor programs aimed at expending commercial agriculture.
As the USAID FinGAP project is in its final year of implementation, there has been an increase in technical activities to ensure sustainability of the project model, as well as increase in operations activities preparing for project closure. These activities require significant operations and procurement support to implement, and therefore the role of this project assistant will be to provide assistance to the operations and procurement team of USAID FinGAP. He will have a focus on administrative activities, which can include but is not limited to making travel arrangements, managing and mobilizing consultants, organizing procurement documents, assisting with events, among other tasks as assigned.
Specific Functions and Responsibilities
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Project Assistant will report to the Grants and Procurement Manager, with overall oversight responsibility by the USAID FinGAP Chief of Party.
The Project Assistant will possess the following qualifications: