Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation
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Project Overview and Role:
The position will be on an upcoming USAID/Ghana project that addresses a key constraint restricting the development of commercial agriculture and obtaining full food security in Ghana access to finance necessary to enable investment in agricultural value chains.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation will assist the Team Lead for Demand Generation with the demand-side work, specifically work to identify investment opportunities in the agriculture value chains and link them with the necessary services to see deal completion. This position will assist in all activities of the Demand Generation side of the project in order to meet all of the projects targets related to this component. These responsibilities include: conducting required assessments of the agribusiness sector; designing, conducting and overseeing technical assistance and training for agribusinesses; supporting the design and implementation of business advisory service (BAS) provider incentives; assisting with technical planning for annual work plans; completing budget projections; contributing to financial management of the component; monitoring implementation of the work plan including development of quarterly and annual reports; and ensuring that appropriate monitoring, evaluation and communication activities are being conducted on all aspects of the work plan.
The Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation will be responsible for the following:
In cooperation with the projects Procurement/Grants Director, designing, implementing, and evaluating the impact of BAS provider subcontractors to assist agribusinesses with accessing finance
Identify pipeline of investment opportunities within the target value chains in Northern Ghana
Facilitating and/or designing training and technical assistance activities for BAS providers and agribusinesses to improve their ability to facilitate and access financing, including overseeing the work of investment sourcing subcontractors
Facilitate access to support services to address cross-cutting issues that are common across investees, such as business performance improvement, investment climate and new market development
Supporting, together with other technical team members, the following:
Agribusiness deal origination
Agribusiness loan repayment;
Facilitating communications activities that highlight the successes of expanded agribusiness financing in coordination with the Projects communications team;
Along with the Team Lead for Demand Generation, managing the relationships with agribusinesses and BAS providers in Ghana;
Supporting design and implementation of Project events
Supporting the evaluation of project activities as required
Participating in annual work planning and design
Contributing to budget management of demand-side activities
Traveling around to various regions of Ghana (and potentially outside) as needed
Other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party or the Team Lead for Demand Generation
Proven experience working in the agriculture or agribusiness sector in Ghana
Microsoft office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level
Proactive problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, and clients
Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
Ghanaian nationals preferred.
Masters degree in business administration, international finance, international development, agricultural economics, or related field of study
Five years or more of progressively responsible work experience in agriculture/agribusiness in Ghana (or a Bachelors degree and nine years of similar experience)