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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 27, 2022
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    SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. ...
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    Agriculture Advisor

    Job Description

    • S/he has the responsibility of facilitating the identification, development and implementation of business cases whereby climate smart agriculture solutions are integrated into the value chain from an agronomic, financial and inclusion perspective.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and contribute to market scans, value chain and climate risk assessments in the two focal regions: Ashanti and Wester region.
    • Support Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises to green their agribusinesses and develop business cases.
    • Support Skills Development advisor in the design and implementation of training and coaching programs on agribusiness management for female and youth entrepreneurs.
    • Support Business Development & Market Linkages advisors and Incubation/acceleration specialist in identification, testing, greening and upscaling of green business models.
    • Support Business Development & Market Linkages advisors and incubation/acceleration specialist in investment mobilisation
    • Monitor and report the performance of the business cases as per the set milestones.
    • Provide inputs to the project’s overall M&E system (e.g. data collection and analysis as needed, knowledge management)
    • Support agribusiness platforms to promote, advise and jointly agree on climate proofing value chains, policy recommendations and climate smart investments.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree plus 5 years of experience or bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of experience in a relevant discipline, such as: Agribusiness, Agricultural Economy or Business Administration.
    • At least 3 years of experience in inclusive value chain development and agribusiness finance, preferable experience with climate and green business finance.
    • Ability and demonstrated experience of designing and appraising business cases.
    • Understanding of market systems development.
    • Experience in female and youth entrepreneurship programs.
    • Strong agribusiness relationship management experience and focus with the ability to stimulate trust and confidence with clients and investors including managing various stakeholders.
    • Good project management skills, ability to contribute to the project’s overall M&E system.
    • Understanding of climate change risk management and inclusion of smallholder producers into the supply chain.
    • Excellent organizing, negotiation, influencing and advisory/coaching and networking skills
    • Flexible approach to take on additional responsibilities as assigned/delegated.
    • Willingness to travel to all project locations.
    • Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills.

    Additional Information
    Application and Selection Process

    Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

    • This is a full-time national with the successful candidate being contracted on an initial one-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.
    • SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SNV Netherlands Development on jobs.smartrecruiters.com to apply

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