3 Jul 2020

Junior National Technical Assistant at Agronomists and Veterinarians Without Borders

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The second phase of the Equity project (www.programme-equite.org) to support the development of Fair Trade in West Africa will begin in October 2019. It operates in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo and Benin. Its objective is to contribute to the development of Ghana by supporting the development of fair trade sectors.

Job Description

The EQUITE Program’s  which is on it second phase, aim to contribute to a sustainable economic development, to fight against poverty and to reinforce family farming by supporting the development of fair trade value chains, resilient to the effects of climate change in West Africa.

The EQUITE Program has 5 main objectives:

  1. Support the producers organizations’ structuration in Southern countries, and support the value chains in which they operate by developing fair trade
  2. Strengthening the commercial, governance and management capacities of the fair trade cocoa cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire
  3. Strengthening the institutional ecosystems of fair trade
  4. Using fair trade as a way to accelerate the ecological transition of the means of production and transformation, ultimately leading to organic certifications
  5. Promoting gender equality and integration of the youth in the fair trade value chains

The EQUITE Program will last for four years (2019-2023), and will be implemented distinctly between these six West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Togo. All certified products are eligible: cocoa, fruits (mango, pineapple, baobab, etc.), shea, cashew, handicraft, sesame, coffee, hibiscus,

The Junior national technical assistant will be based in Accra. He/she will take up his duties in the beginning of August 2020 He will have a one year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal.  The job of the Junior National Technical Assistant would require Very regular field visits to beneficiary project sites.

Tasks and key responsibilities

  • Supporting Producer Organizations in the implementation of activities supported by the project
  • Supporting the Fair Trade Ghana Network to implement the activities supported by the project

Required Skills or Experience

  • Agronomist or Agric economist or socio-economist with experience of at least 5 years in the field of organizational and economic strengthening of producer organizations and  fair trade sectors.
  • Master the principles and objectives of Fair Trade.

Method of Application

Interested candidates  should send a CV, a cover letter, with two reference persons, and a copy of your  highest education Certificates, as soon as possible at best before 16th July 2020 by e-mail to: [email protected] and cc: [email protected] (Indicate on the subject line of the  email ("Recruitment_Junior NTA_Ghana-Consultancy").



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