ACDI/VOCA Job Recruitment 2020

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for ACDI/VOCA Job Recruitment 2020.

ACDI/VOCA is an international development nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., the United States that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities.

Job Description

  • Company: ACDI/VOCA
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Enterprise Development Coordinator

We are currently seeking to recruit Enterprise Development Coordinators for the Poultry sector to be based in Kumasi & Sunyani

Duration: 6 Months with possible extension

Job Summary

• Facilitates the development of poultry firms capacity to improve its profitability and access to investment/financing from the formal/informal financial sectors
• Provides demand-driven assistance and training on improved management practices
• Encourages inter-firm relationships and the development of service markets that enhance value chain performance between businesses and their trading partners
• Work with input/service to smaller businesses and their trading partners
• Work with poultry organisations to demonstrate cost-effective input-management and veterinary and animal-husbandry practices targeting poultry producers and households and work on strategies for the adoption of these practices
• Collaborate with stakeholders (VSD, input supply companies, etc) to create a sustainable community animal health worker (CAHWs) entrepreneur network to deliver poultry production and disease control households
• Establish commercial linkages with veterinary input suppliers, buyers, cold store owners, retailers and other players in the poultry value chain and collaborates with government and nongovernment stakeholders in the playing field
• Connect poultry farms to retailers of certified vaccinations and medicines and ensure adherence to protocols and standards
• Periodically design tailored curricula that address essential production/business topics relevant to the knowledge needs of poultry actors in the value chain
• Provide additional support around the adoption of good husbandry practices that limit disease transmission and promote and strengthen early warning system (with CAHW, poultry producers, households, etc) in cases of outbreaks
• Performs monitoring and evaluation task in relation to the activities
• Incorporate GPP gender mainstreaming and environmental management plans into daily operations
• Perform other duties and undertake other projects as may be assigned

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree (Min 7 years) or Masters (min 3 years) in business, development studies, agriculture, livestock, veterinary, economics, agribusiness or any related field
• You have, strong communication skills (English) including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organised manner and have integrity interpersonal skills
• Excellent facilitating skills
• Proven ability to develop business competitiveness strategies, Expertise, knowledge and understanding of the poultry health, production, the poultry value chain and related government agencies such as VSD, APD, EPA etc Advanced computers skills in windows package

How to Apply

Interested candidates should sign cover letters and CVs and send to: [email protected]

Note: Start the subject line with the position title & region you apply

Application Deadline: 30 July 2020.

 

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