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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2020
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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

    SNV currently seeks a full-time Agriculture Advisor for the GrEEn project. 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 Western region;
    • Support agribusinesses to develop the 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 and upscaling of green business models
    • Support Business Development & Market Linkages advisors and incubation/acceleration specialist in investment mobilisation
    • Support in implementation of a business plan competition, as well as a challenge fund and Green Investment forum;
    • 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 organising, negotiation, influencing and advisory/coaching 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.

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    Energy Advisor

    SNV currently seeks a full-time Energy Advisor for the GrEEn project. S/he has the responsibility of the facilitating the identification, development and implementation of business cases for renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in selected sectors and in two focal regions.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and contribute to market scans, value chain and energy assessments in the two focal regions: Ashanti and Western region;
    • Support SMEs, start-up entrepreneurs and service providers to develop the business cases;
    • Support Skills Development advisor in the design and implementation of training and coaching programs on green business (particularly focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy) management for female and youth entrepreneurs;
    • Support Business Development & Market Linkages advisors and Incubation/acceleration specialist in identification, testing and upscaling of green business models (particularly focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy)
    • Support Business Development & Market Linkages advisors and incubation/acceleration specialist in investment mobilisation
    • Support in implementation of a business plan competition, as well as a challenge fund and Green Investment forum;
    • 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 platforms to promote, advise and jointly agree on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, 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: Energy, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Agribusiness, or Business Administration;
    • At least 3 years of experience in energy service delivery, preferably with experience in market development for renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions;
    • Ability and demonstrated experience of designing  and appraising business cases;
    • Understanding of market systems development;
    • Experience in female and youth entrepreneurship and employment promotion programs;
    • Strong agribusiness relationship management experience and focus with the ability to stimulate trust and confidence with clients and investors including managing various stakeholders;
    • Understanding of Ghanaian energy sector, national and international trends related to green energy and green business;
    • Excellent in organising, negotiation, influencing and advisory/coaching 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.

    Method of Application

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