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  • Posted: Oct 25, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 2, 2022
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    CERATH Development Organization (CDO) is a non-profit entity catalyzing development in Africa. Operational in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Kenya, CDO has five main intervention areas. These are (1) Agriculture (II) Fisheries (III) Renewable Energy, (IV)Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) (V) Inclusive Finance.

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    Business and Investment Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The hired candidate will be responsible for the following: 

    • Collaborate with the project development team to identify and develop business/investment opportunities.
    • Liaise with the project development team to create project budgets. 
    • Develop business and investment plans, including financial projections for projects.
    • Undertake business and investment research, particularly in the agricultural and green economy sectors. 
    • Present projects to potential investors/donors/financiers.
    • Identify and assess project investment risk and propose mitigation measures. 
    • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with partners in order to acquire investment opportunities.

    Qualification Required & Experience

     Eligible candidates must have the following:

    • Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration, Agribusiness, or relevant tertiary education in business and finance.
    • Excellent skills and experience in developing business plans, particularly the financial component of business plans. 
    • Excellent financial analytical skills (this is non-negotiable, and thus candidates without it will automatically be disqualified). 
    • Proficiency in Excel, Tally, Quick Books, and other accounting software. At least 5 years of experience in the finance sector (excluding national service).
    • Experience and interest in agriculture (related sector), and green economy.
    • Mastery in the use of Microsoft Office suite and other related software/applications. 
    • Fluency in English language, with strong written and oral communication skills. 
    • Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision.
    • Experience and the ability to work in a team.

    Status of Employment

    • Full-time, subject to yearly renewal, based on the excellent performance of the candidate. 
    • Work Location
    • CERATH Development Organisation, Westlands, Greater Accra.

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    Project Manager: Coconut Waste Project


    • As a growing organization, CDO is seeking new talents to complement its existing team and contribute to achieving its mission of catalyzing development in Africa. Specifically, CDO is seeking to hire a self-motivated, visionary, dynamic, and energetic candidate for the role of Project Manager for its Coconut Waste Project (COWAP).

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Overall management of the project.
    • Lead the project team in the execution of the project.
    • Lead the project team and the business case enterprises in fundraising activities.
    • Lead the project team and the business case enterprises in forging strategic partnerships related to financing, markets, and supply chain development.
    • Lead the project team in identifying and securing additional market opportunities (local, regional, and international) for the business case enterprises.
    • Lead the project team to determine, design, and develop the project’s next phase to ensure continuity and scale-up.

    Required Skills or Experience


    A Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or Business Administration (in Finance and with practical experience in agriculture/agribusiness).  

    • The candidate must have at least 5 years of professional experience (excluding national service).
    •  Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent will be accepted if they have an additional 5 years of general professional experience to the minimum 5 years required. 

    Skills and Abilities

    • Experience in marketing, and value chain research development for agricultural commodities.
    • Considerable experience with donor/private funded projects related to agribusinesses.
    • Proven ability to develop and negotiate contractual arrangements between and among downstream value chain actors.
    • Strong knowledge of financial analysis, and an understanding of the value chain and market arrangements. A high level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills as well as the ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of public and private sector counterparts and key stakeholders.
    • Mastery in the use of Microsoft Office suite and other related software/applications.
    • Must be fluent in the English language, with strong written and oral communication skills. 
    • Candidate must have the ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision.

    Method of Application

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    • Eligible candidates are required to send their updated and detailed CVs to [email protected] with the subject Business & Investment Officer. Each CV should be a maximum of 5 pages, with three (3) referees.
    • The evaluation committee will pay significant attention to the manner in which the CVs are presented. 
    • Any CV that does not meet the required qualifications will be rejected automatically at the level of the administrative check. Kindly note that only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

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