Private Sector Engagement Specialist at Winrock

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 16/09/2021
Qualification: HND
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Private Sector Engagement Specialist Summary:

Winrock under the MATE MASIE project is seeking to engage a Private Sector Engagement Specialist be it individual or firm/organization.


The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will:

Conduct an analysis of private sector companies in Ghana’s cocoa landscape to understand opportunities for

collaboration

Based on the analysis, develop a private sector engagement plan, including identifying actions to be taken to

facilitate partnerships between cooperatives and private sector partners

Train MATE MASIE staff on implementing the private sector engagement plan and partnership-building training

guide/manual.

Detailed Description of Duties

Conduct an analysis of private sector companies in Ghana’s cocoa landscape to understand opportunities for

collaboration that will facilitate improved access to child labour remediation services by vulnerable households.

The analysis will include a particular focus on identifying potential actors in the cocoa supply chain interested in

supporting child labour reduction initiatives as part of a sustainable value chain.

This will include desk research, as well as a review of findings from previous interviews the project conducted with

private sector stakeholders.

The specialist will conduct additional interviews with private sector stakeholders (i.e. buyers, manufacturers, input

suppliers, processors and international and domestic traders) to identify the relevant activities of each entity;

linkages between different stakeholders; their capacities and constraints/issues; and identify areas where support

can be solicited for further collaboration.

The specialist will also conduct interviews with NGO and government stakeholders with experience collaborating

with the private sector to further assess best practices and opportunities for private sector collaboration.

Based on the analysis, develop a private sector engagement plan, including identifying actions to be taken to

facilitate partnerships between cooperatives and private sector partners.

Private sector engagement plan:

The plan will identify a number of key private sector stakeholders to involve in the implementation of the MATE

MASIE project, outline how to best engage them and how strategic alliances can be developed.

It will also include a description of the types of support the project will need from local government partners and

other stakeholders and development partners in Ghana’s cocoa sector, as well as recommendations and best

practices for private sector engagement.

The plan will also identify practical partnership support actions, including training and resource mobilization needs,

of cocoa, cooperatives to be implemented over the life of the project.

Train MATE MASIE staff on implementing the private sector engagement plan. Deliver training of trainers (ToT) on

partnership for the MATE MASIE field team, including the Project Director, M&E Officer, Capacity Building

Specialist, and the Project Field Officers to ensure that the follow-up and execution of partnership at the district

and cooperative levels.

Qualifications:

Minimum of five years of professional experience in government relations, corporate social responsibility,

sustainability, business and human rights, and/or private-sector social compliance programs.

Proven experience in stakeholder engagement, coalition building, and public-private partnerships to address social

issues, including labour rights, and provision of remediation services.

Knowledge of labour laws and remediation resources and services in Ghana is preferred

Understanding of key labour issues within cocoa supply chains, including child labour.

Experience liaising with public and private sector officials and familiarity with Ghanaian government structures

Strong interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, and sensitivity

Fluency in English is required

Evidence of delivering similar assignment

Strong analytical, research and presentation skills

Excellent report writing skills

Applicants should submit the following documents, referencing MATE MASIE Private Sector Engagement Specialist.

Applications should be submitted by August 20, 2021.

CV

Proposed work plan

Narrative proposal (3-5 pages) describing how the consultant will achieve the objectives of the assignment

Financial proposal in MS Excel (including labour costs, anticipated travel, per diem, and other task-related expenses)

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all

 

people and value diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without

regard to the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,

national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any

other basis protected by law.

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