19 Jan 2016

ACDI/VOCA Job Vacancy : Partnership Advisor

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Since 1963, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in 145 developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy, Based in Washington, D.C, ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

 

Job Description

The multi-year Ghana Poultry Program (GPP) has been awarded to ACDI/VOCA by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with a goal to increase the competitiveness of domestic production and processing of poultry meat and eggs. This increase is expected to expand end-market “pull” opportunities for maize and soya production, supporting USAID
Feed the Future objectives to raise income and employment for smallholder producers. GPP’s strategy is focused on catalyzing efficiencies at key stages of the poultry value chain in order to reduce Ghana’s dependence on imported poultry meat (currently estimated at over 90 percent of poultry meat consumption, improve profitability of egg production, expand national and regional trade and sustainably and equitably increase incomes of male and female producers in poultry, grains, and related value chains.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and build consensus amongst research universities and public/private institutions.
  • Facilitate the creation of Field Day/ Demonstration that is focused on locally produced and certified inputs.
  • Identify and develop a list of companies with verified technologies to provide demonstrations through poultry associations.
  • Assist poultry association to rate and select companies whose technologies may be eligible for GPP’s matching support.
  • Assist the Policy Coordinator to provide support to Veterinary Services Directorate to assume an inspection and enforcement role regarding product quality standards.
  • Assist Veterinary Services Directorate to improve the verification and branding of certified products.
  • Ensure that commercial feed mills have access to laboratory facilities to verify feed formulation and basic quality.
  • Identifies and helps mobilize Short Term Technical Assistance to address enterprise development needs, both sector-wide and for individual enterprises.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience, providing agricultural research, business development to the private sector.
  • Proven ability to develop business competitiveness strategies.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions that require substantial interpretation of established policies and procedures, clear  objectives, and business/professional standards.
  • Proven ability to plan appropriate training, create collaborative relationships, create and sustain a-participatory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.


How to Apply

  • Interested candidates, please submit a resume/CV to: [email protected]
  • Please include the title of the job for which your are applying in the subject line
  • No phone calls please.
  • Only those eligible for an interview will be contacted
  • Women and minorities encouraged to apply
  • All applications must be received by 27th January 2016





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