Posted on :
17 Aug, 2022
17 Aug, 2022
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.
The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.
Job Title: Program Director, Ghana Agriculture Productivity and Youth (APY) Program
TechnoServe seeks a Program Director to lead the implementation of the APY program in Ghana, which will focus mainly on poultry, soybean, tomato, and rice value chains.
Agriculture Productivity and Youth Program (APY) is a donor-funded program to improve the well-being and resilience of young women and men as a result of strengthened producers, processors, and agribusinesses in Agriculture & Adjacent Sectors. The program will implement a market systems facilitation approach that will leverage private sector actors to achieve more sustainable impacts. Program outcomes include a) Increased productivity of value chain actors in agriculture and adjacent sectors; b) Improved policy implementation to support growth in the relevant sectors; and c) Shift in mindset and fulfillment of youth towards employment and entrepreneurship in the sectors and rural futures.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
Additional qualifications that would make a candidate more desirable. We seek candidates who bring experience with:
Required Languages: Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, including fluency in English (equivalent to R4/S4)
Travel: Up to 20% of travel to field offices and project sites
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Supervisory Responsibilities – Typically, 4 to 6 senior level staff including tech specialists, financial directors and M&E staff. Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams is desired.
This position is contingent upon donor funding and approval.
We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
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