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GIZ: Technical Advisor - AgriBusiness Wanted

Project: Sustainable Employment through Agribusiness

Reports to: Head of Program Agribusiness

Assignment Period: Two (2) years initially with the possibility of an extension

Location: Accra


Job Description


A Technical Advisor for organizational development of member-based AgriBussiness organizations, institutions and networks which specifically supports the framework conditions for AgriBusiness enterprises. The role entails improvement in the business orientation of the member-based organizations, institutions and networks in order to offer improved range of services to their members. The Technical Advisor will be part of the Project “Sustainable Employment through AgriBusiness (AgriBiz) in Ghana”. The objective of the project is to promote productive employment in micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agribusiness sector. The project focuses on formal and informal enterprises as well as micro and small businesses run by women that have growth and employment potential.


Your Tasks

• Assist and monitor the development and implementation of programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts

• Contribute to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint programme activities and work at the regional level

• Responsible for the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the programme’s area of activity

• Develop, plan, and implement technical and organizational concepts for improving AgriBusiness member-based organizations and networks, specifically of women-led, and increase their income.

• Advice on business orientation and general organizational development of organizations and networks with a view to professionalize the range of services and member management. • Support cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assist with PR work and cooperates with relevant organizations, private sector, non-governmental agencies to improve and maintain good working relationships.

• Prepare reports and presentation documents, including monitoring & evaluation, success stories and best practice examples

• Handle other tasks on behalf of GIZ


Qualification Requirements

• University degree in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field (equivalent to BA or MBA)

• At least 4 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

• Professional experience in organizational development of member-based institutions, networks

• Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

• Diligent, goal-oriented, open-minded and innovative, team player and ability to perform tasks without supervision

• Proficient in spoken and written English; working knowledge of German is an asset.

• Strong interpersonal skills, work experience in an intercultural environment is an asset

• Strong managerial, organisational, and social competence

• Very strong communication skills and ability to engage stakeholders and facilitate networking

• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management


How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: hr-ghana@giz.de under the job 2021/MOAP-AGRIBIZ/01/01.


Please note if you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful. GIZ is an equal opportunity committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply


Closing Date: 22.02.2021

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