Business Advisor, Sanzule, Ghana at TechnoServe

Ogun State Dairy Value Chain and Market Study Consultant at TechnoServe Nigeria

Business Advisor, Sanzule, Ghana

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

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Position Description TechnoServe is implementing the Economic Diversification for Ghanaians living in Ellembelle (EDGE) program. The EDGE program will improve household food security and economic opportunities for 600 beneficiaries by strengthening their ability to participate in selected agricultural value chains and supporting high potential entrepreneurs to launch or grow their businesses.

The Business Advisor will support the Agriculture Specialist to define and execute the strategy for the program. S/He will train extension agents and provide oversight and facilitation to ensure quality good agriculture practice training is provided to program participants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Business Advisor will Support Agriculture Manager in development of market system strategy to effectively achieve project goals and objectives – Support in building the capacity of vegetable and livestock farmers in good agricultural practices – Support Agriculture Manager to perform in-depth market research, identify and facilitating end- market opportunities for vegetables and livestock. – Support in the development of annual and monthly work plans for the targeted value chains in close cooperation and advice with the project team. – Coordinate and contribute written contributions to the project Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports. – Liaise with other team members for regular documentation of project learning and best Practices – Collaboration with the technical consultants to deliver on agreed terms of references (TORs)


Required Experience:

– Bachelor’s Degree + 3 years experience, Master’s Degree + 1 years experience – Understanding and appreciating the business principles, international development and our approach to creating business solutions for poverty. – Knowledge of the market systems, the environment Sustainability, gender equality and social inclusion. – Ability to work together to achieve results – Experience with a project funded by international donors – Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must; – Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports – Ability to speak a local language (Nzema and Twi) and job may demand some weekend hours – Ability to ride a motorbike and travel in rural communities

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

As part of our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation, and we vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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