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  • Posted: Aug 11, 2020
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    Objective B Lead – Trade Facilitation

    The Objective B Lead will report to the Chief of Party (COP) of the project. S/He will oversee Objective B activities and staff, ensuring compliance and delivery of results. The Objective B Lead will coordinate all project’s trade facilitation activities with the GOG and other relevant partner organizations. S/He will serve as the point of contact with various Ministries and Agencies, managing stakeholder dialogue, buy-in, and public sector engagement

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work with GOG and private sector to improve current risk management practices and address non-tariff barriers to trade
    • Support improved and sustained private sector advocacy for trade facilitation and trade policy
    • Coordinate technical assistance with donors, local government organizations, private sector, and other relevant partners
    • Design and lead activities to reduce time and cost to securely move imports and exports from/into Ghana
    • Strengthen AfCFTA institutional capacity to develop policy regulations aligned with international best practices to integrate Ghana into the continental free trade zone
    • Lead Objective B work planning and implementation to ensure program meets targets
    • Provide necessary input for Objective B-related monitoring, evaluation, and learning; gender and social inclusion strategy; communication; and budgets
    • Any other tasks requested by the Chief of Party

     Required Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in international trade, economics, international development, trade policy, or other closely related field
    • At least eight years of experience in trade facilitation, customs, trade policy, or other closely related field
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Excellent knowledge of trade facilitation, Ghana and/or regional experience preferred
    • Proven experience developing and finalizing high quality deliverables
    • Working proficiency in English required
    • At least three years’ experience on donor-funded projects for economic growth preferred, USAID experience a plus

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    Objective A Lead – Standards

    The Objective A lead will work with businesses to improve quality and diversity of goods and services and work with farmers to adopt improved agronomic practices. This role will work closely with public and private sectors to ensure that quality standards in domestic value chains are improved and enforced. The Objective A Lead will report to the Chief of Party (COP) of the project. S/He will oversee Objective A activities and staff, ensuring compliance and delivery of results.

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Help improve SPS measures in Ghana to facilitate market access, working closely with GOG
    • Develop and implement public and private traceability systems for fruit, vegetables, and other agricultural products to trace origin throughout supply chain, isolate threats, and recall contaminated products as needed
    • Improve local certification standards for plant safety, sanitary, and phytosanitary qualities, aligned with international standards, established with the private sector and improve market access for high-value export commodities
    • Work closely with Ghanaian farmers and processors to improve capacity to meet market requirements for a diverse set of marketing channels (local, national, and export)
    • Strengthen enforcement system to effectively administer and ensure compliance with GOG food safety standards and regulations
    • Lead Objective A work planning and implementation to ensure program meets targets
    • Provide necessary input for Objective A-related monitoring, evaluation, and learning; gender and social inclusion strategy; communication; and budgets
    • Any other tasks requested by the Chief of Party

    Required Qualifications:

    •  Advanced degree in Economics, Business Administration, Agricultural economics, or other related field
    • Minimum of four years’ experience in private sector and SME development, enabling environment, and trade
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Proven experience with programs promoting standards, SME development, and private sector development projects, in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Working proficiency in English required.
    • Proven experience in project management including donor-funded projects for economic growth, USAID experience a plus

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    Objective C Lead – Investment Promotion

    The Objective C Lead will oversee all activities and staff under the objective, ensuring compliance and delivery of results. Objective C will focus on working with the private sector to grow business development services and attract greater investment from domestic and foreign sources. Additionally, the Objective C Lead will work with the GOG to improve incentives to stimulate private sector investment and link farmers to profitable market systems.

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Target SMEs development and work with GOG ad private sector to support entrepreneurs, particularly women, youth and persons with disabilities, with access to finance and basic services to expand their businesses
    • Work with businesses, especially SMEs, to increase income incrementally
    • Streamline business registration through private sector advocacy and collaboration with the GOG
    • Increase exports from SMEs, including through but not limited to those using AGOA
    • Work with businesses to employ more skilled workers, especially women, youth, and people with disabilities
    • Lead Objective C work planning and implementation to ensure program meets targets
    • Provide necessary input for Objective C-related monitoring, evaluation, and learning; gender and social inclusion strategy; communication; and budgets
    •  Any other tasks requested by the Chief of Party

    Required Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in business, economics, or finance, or other related field
    • At least eight years of experience in investment promotion and facilitation
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Proven experience developing and finalizing high quality deliverables
    • Working proficiency in English required
    • At least five years’ experience in economic development in Ghana preferred
    • At least three years’ experience on donor-funded projects for economic growth preferred, USAID experience a plus

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