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  • Posted: Aug 21, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 28, 2019
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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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    Business Advisor

    Position Summary

    The Business Advisor is an innovative practitioner with an Agric-economic profile. He/she must be able to facilitate production-push and market-pull dynamics of horticulture value chains in Ghana. He/she is a team player with strong networking, communication and facilitation skills, who is able to engage with a range of public and private sector stakeholders.

    Under the supervision of the Horti-Fresh Program Manager, the key responsibilities of the Business Advisor include:

    • Supporting the public-private partnerships and initiatives of the program. This includes the preparation of the meetings (agenda/invitations, meeting minutes and follow-up actions)
    • Organization of quarterly Business Platform meetings; which are high-level meetings for private sector representatives, researchers and policy makers and government agencies.
    • Support horticulture companies with technical agri-business management advice and positioning. 
    • Developing bankable business plans together with companies. 
    • Management of cluster development funds that target specific horticulture hotspots in the country; develop a multi-stakeholder platform and public-private action agenda. 
    • Support trade missions, Horticulture trade fairs & exhibitions and other business-to-business activities. 
    • Pro-actively explore new Business Opportunities in Ghana’s horticulture sector.

    Qualifications

    Applicant must have relevant experience in Agric-economics, Vegetable value chain and good marketing dynamics skills. He/she must have experience in strong communication skills. 

    • Minimum six years’ experience working in private sector development, preferably in Ghana’s horticulture sector. 
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in leadership positions.
    • Master’s degree in one of the following: Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Food Security and/or related field. 
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills for developing business case studies and contributing to sector reports (using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel).

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    Financial Specialist

    Job Description

    The Financial Specialist is a development finance advisor with a good understanding of agricultural/horticultural value chains. He/she must be able to facilitate production-push and market-pull dynamics of agribusinesses. He/she is a team player with strong networking, communication and analytical skills, who is able to broker sustainable relationships between financial institutions and agri-businesses.

    Under the supervision of the HortiFresh Program Manager, the key responsibilities of the Financial Specialist include:

    • Development of new financial loan products specifically focused at Ghana’s horticulture sector, targeting both smallholder farmers and small- and medium enterprises.
    • Development of business plans for agribusiness companies.
    • Development of financial models for agribusiness companies.
    • Contribute towards drafting of sector reports.
    • Brokering deals between banks and agribusiness companies. 
    • Support companies in complying with loan conditions, e.g. in terms of project implementation and reporting. 
    • Develop a strong network with financial institutions in Ghana and abroad (both commercial and development finance).

    Qualifications

    Applicant must have relevant knowledge in Finance and Business Management, and understand the dynamics of agribusiness operations. He/she must have strong communication and networking skills. 

    • Minimum six years’ experience working in the financial sector or consultancy; 
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in business operations; 
    • Master’s degree in one of the following: Finance,  Development Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, and/or related field; 
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills for developing business plans, financial models and contributing to sector reports (using computer applications such as MS Word and MS Excel).  
    • Proven track record in developing business plans and financial models.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

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

    • Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts not later than 5:00pm, September 28th, 2018.

    • Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position.

    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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