Project Country Director – Ghana

Organization
International Executive Service Corps - IESC
Deadline for Applications
02/15/2016
Contact Information
iesc@iesc.org

IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries – mainly with the generous support of USAID – designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or agricultural sector.

IESC is seeking an experienced Project Country Director for an anticipated USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program funded program in Ghana. This Sanitary/Phytosanitary System Strengthening program will focus on improving access to markets for Ghana’s farmers. It is anticipated that the program will have three components: 1) Produce traceability system development, 2) Value chain sanitary/phytosanitary improvement and 3) Coordination on strengthening certification. This position will be full-time and based in the Ghana. Specific products to include mangoes, chilis, and other high value crops.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide overall project leadership, management and technical oversight for all project activities and deliverables;
Serve as the primary IESC liaison to the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), USAID and other Ghanaian stakeholders and partners;
Lead and manage the work of project personnel, subcontractors, consultants and volunteers;
Ensure that project assistance is technically sound and appropriate for each component;
Work collaboratively with public and private partners and stakeholders to implement program mission and strategy;
Oversee project work planning, reporting, performance management and strategic communications.
Qualifications:

University degree in agriculture sciences, food science, economics or other relevant field; Advanced degree preferred;
Minimum 5 years of experience in international agricultural and/or trade;
Minimum 2 years of in international development project management;
Knowledge of and experience with African agriculture, private sector development and Sanitary/Phytosanitary Systems (SPS) and/or grades and standards development preferred;
Strong leadership and communication skills; a capacity to plan strategically and flexibly;
Experience working in Ghana and/or the region;
Ghanaian or West African nationals highly encouraged to apply;
English fluency required.

Additional Information

Visit http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IESCORG&cws=1&rid=178 to apply.