Project Operation Director

Organization
Fresh Salone ltd
Location
Freetown, Tankolili, Sierra Leone
Deadline for Applications
09/20/2016
Contact Information
jonathan@freshsalone.com
Tags
Full-time

Fresh Salone is a social enterprise based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The company has been in operation since 2012 distributing agricultural inputs to small holder farmers and working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone, bi-lateral donors and NGO’s. Currently the team is supporting a number of projects in the provinces promoting good agricultural practices and now has signed a CRS/USAID contract to train horticultural farmers in Tankolili. The company is looking for a motivated team player with previous experience working with stallholders farmers in Africa to manage a USAID funded project.

About the role:

The candidate will have the chance to work in a dynamic environment in a country in full recovery and have operational responsibilities implementing the CRS project, supervising a team of agronomists, interacting with small holder farmers and project counter parts. The ideal candidate must thrive working in rural areas (30%) and have the ability to interact with a young  international team. Fresh Salone is offering a competitive remuneration package, accommodation, health insurance and home leave.

Objectives:

  • Coordinate the relationship between Fresh Salone CRS and USAID
  • Development of M&E system in accordance with USAID requirements
  • Supervise implementation of project activities including training of farmers groups
  • Manage Fresh Salone team compromising of agronomists, connectors and support staff
  • Coordinate activities for the training of 70 farmer groups on good agricultural practices
  • Manage the set up and maintenance of demonstration farms
  • Develop supply chain of agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers
  • Spear head the scoping of new funding opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree and at least 5 years of working experience being at least two working with smallholder famers in Africa with understanding in horticulture
  • Previous experience working with development partners, added advantage for candidates with working experience with USAID projects
  • Ability to work in resource scare environments in remote areas
  • Excellent communication skills