For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $151 million.
Value Chain Competitiveness and Inclusiveness Expert, Ghana
The Ghana Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) II project is a $37.5M USAID-funded project that supports agricultural investments to improve the competitiveness of the maize, rice, and soybean value chains in Ghana. The project adopts a facilitative value chain approach, where smallholder farmers are linked to markets, finance, inputs, equipment, and information through larger commercial farmers and traders who have the capacity and incentive to invest in smallholder production. These linkages build the capacity of smallholder farmers to increase the efficiency of their farm businesses with improved production and post-harvest handling practices. Uniquely, the ADVANCE II model supports emerging commercial agriculture and smallholders simultaneously. The project is targeting 100,000 direct beneficiaries through direct implementation and a network of local and international partner organizations.
We are currently seeking a Value Chain Competitiveness and Inclusiveness Expert for the agricultural value chain program in Ghana. This position will use a market facilitation and value chain approach to increase agricultural productivity and market access and trade for rural smallholders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) while strengthening the local capacity for advocacy and implementation.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org.international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.