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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial ben...
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    Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation

    The position will be on an upcoming USAID/Ghana project that 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 agricultural value chains.

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation will assist the Team Lead for Demand Generation with the demand-side work, specifically work to identify investment opportunities in the agriculture value chains and link them with the necessary services to see deal completion. This position will assist in all activities of the Demand Generation side of the project in order to meet all of the project’s targets related to this component. These responsibilities include: conducting required assessments of the agribusiness sector; designing, conducting and overseeing technical assistance and training for agribusinesses; supporting the design and implementation of business advisory service (BAS) provider incentives; assisting with technical planning for annual work plans; completing budget projections; contributing to financial management of the component; monitoring implementation of the work plan including development of quarterly and annual reports; and ensuring that appropriate monitoring, evaluation and communication activities are being conducted on all aspects of the work plan.  

    The Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation will be responsible for the following:

    • In cooperation with the project’s Procurement/Grants Director, designing, implementing, and evaluating the impact of BAS provider subcontractors to assist agribusinesses with accessing finance
    • Identify pipeline of investment opportunities within the target value chains in Northern Ghana
    • Facilitating and/or designing training and technical assistance activities for BAS providers and agribusinesses to improve their ability to facilitate and access financing, including overseeing the work of investment sourcing subcontractors
    • Facilitate access to support services to address cross-cutting issues that are common across investees, such as business performance improvement, investment climate and new market development
    • Supporting, together with other technical team members, the following:   
      • Agribusiness deal origination 
      • Deal structuring 
      • Deal closure 
      • Agribusiness loan repayment; 
    • Facilitating communications activities that highlight the successes of expanded agribusiness financing in coordination with the Project’s communications team; 
    • Along with the Team Lead for Demand Generation, managing the relationships with agribusinesses and BAS providers in Ghana; 
    • Supporting design and implementation of Project events
    • Supporting the evaluation of project activities as required 
    • Participating in annual work planning and design
    • Contributing to budget management of demand-side activities
    • Traveling around to various regions of Ghana (and potentially outside) as needed
    • Other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party or the Team Lead for Demand Generation

    Required Qualifications:

    • Proven experience working in the agriculture or agribusiness sector in Ghana
    • Microsoft office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level
    • Proactive problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills
    • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, and clients
    • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
    • Ghanaian nationals preferred.
    • Master’s degree in business administration, international finance, international development, agricultural economics, or related field of study
    • Five years or more of progressively responsible work experience in agriculture/agribusiness in Ghana (or a Bachelor’s degree and nine years of similar experience)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium on palladium.csod.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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