Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation

Full Time Greater Accra Palladium
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Deadline: 16/01/2021
Qualification: Masters Degree
Work Experience: 5 Years
Industry: NGO

Deputy Team Lead for Demand Generation

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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 project’s 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 project’s 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
Deal structuring
Deal closure
Agribusiness loan repayment;
Facilitating communications activities that highlight the successes of expanded agribusiness financing in coordination with the Project’s 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

Required Qualifications:
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.
Master’s 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 Bachelor’s degree and nine years of similar experience)

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