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  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
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  • Labor Market Interventions
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  • Health
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  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

Project Title Looking for Experts for a Feasibility study on the Matching Grant component of the "Productive investments for sustainable agriculture development in Northern Savannah Ecological Zone of Ghana"

Posted on: 06/07/2018

Location / Country: Ghana

Language: English

Deadline: 17/07/2018

Sectors:

Project Duration: 150 days (Cat. I Expert with 80 man/days, Team Leader; Cat. II Experts with 65 man/days in total; Cat. III Expert with 30 man/days.)

Seeking for: 1 Experts of Category I, 1 Experts of Category II, 1 Experts of Category III (see below)

Work experience: Senior experts

Job Description:

Position:  Category I, Category II, Category III

1.Expert - Cat. I: Team Leader (TL)

The Team Leader will be responsible for the smooth cohesion, coordination and communication among the team of experts and the other stakeholders. TL will oversee planning, implementing and coordinating the activities related to this project. TL will also make sure the different outputs are delivered. TL will also act as support and complement to the work of the other experts.
TL shall be an excellent communicator, trainer and manager, as he/she will need to liaise at government level and might be responsible for a team of experts working in a complex cross-cultural environment. TL will be flexible and responsive to the needs of the Contracting Authority.
The Team Leader will be based in Wa, Ghana, with missions in the country when required.

Qualifications and skills
* Education at least up to Master’s Degree Academic level or equivalent professional experience.
* Excellent command and good writing skills in English.
* Excellent communicator with good facilitation and negotiation skills.
* Excellent skills and experience in drafting papers/proposals, reports, training materials and guidelines.

General professional experience
* At least 12 years of relevant professional experience related to project implementation, out of which a minimum of 5 years must be at management level.
* Excellent knowledge of energy policy and international electricity market, especially in the regulatory field.
* Expertise to manage an international team along with ability to coordinate the process of documentation of lessons learnt and reporting on progress being made. Experience in management, as a TL, of at least two donor-funded (international institutions) technical assistance projects and/or studies.
* Working experience in developing countries.
* Working experience in agriculture sector in developing countries.

Specific professional experience
* At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in agriculture related projects including agriculture policies' formulation and implementation.
* Experience in management, as a TL, of at least one agricultural development project.
* Working experience in Africa, in particular in West Africa, will be considered as an asset.
* Working experience in financing agriculture sector in developing countries will be considered as an asset.

Expertise 1 - expertise in finance, financial institutions and micro-finance:
- Experience in financial sector assessment, in particular in:
o MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Finance;
o Economic and financial viability vs. need for grants; financial and economic project sustainability;
o Rationale for the use of grants as incentives/to fill gaps: investment grants, interest-rate subsidies, technical assistance, fee/premia cost cover subsidy;
o Blended finance.
- Experience in developing dedicated credit lines with local financial institutions, banking intermediation or small-scale sustainable agriculture financing schemes;
- Experience of working with banks in developing countries (training, support to agriculture financing project evaluation), in particular for financial services to Small, medium and micro-enterprises (credit lines, equity, guarantees, micro-credit).

2.Expert - Cat. II      

Expert Cat. II will be based in Wa, Ghana, with missions in the country as required.

Qualifications and skills
* Education at least up to Master’s Degree Academic level or equivalent professional experience.
* Excellent command and good writing skills in English.

General professional experience
* At least 6 years of relevant professional experience.
* Working experience in developing countries.
* Working experience in agriculture sector in developing countries.

Specific professional experience
* At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the agriculture sector.
* Working experience in Africa, in particular in West Africa, will be considered as an asset.
* Working experience in financing agriculture sector in developing countries will be considered as an asset.

Expertise 2 – expertise in private sector and SMEs, in particular agro-businesses:
- Experience in Value Chain development projects;
- Expertise in small-scale and medium-scale agriculture projects, especially post-harvest projects;
- Experience in Small and Medium enterprises (SME) support (inclusive advisory services for management, production, technology, research & development, financing, training, environmental impact, production quality, etc.).

3.Expert Cat. III

Expert Cat. III will be home-based, with possibility of a short mission in Ghana if deemed necessary.

Qualifications and skills
* Education at least up to Masters Degree Academic level or equivalent professional experience.
* Excellent command and good writing skills in English.

General professional experience
* At least 3 years of relevant professional experience.
* Working experience in developing countries.
* Working experience in agriculture sector in developing countries.

Specific professional experience
* Working experience in Africa, in particular in West Africa, will be considered as an asset.
* Working experience in financing agriculture sector in developing countries will be considered as an asset.

The Expert Cat. III has to cover the following fields of expertise:
Expertise 3 – expertise in EU Project Cycle Management and drafting of programming and contractual documents:
- Knowledge of PCM and of drafting programming documents;
- Experience in drafting project documents and in using EU templates for Delegation Agreement (PAGoDA);
- Experience in Legal documentation and templates of finance products under the EU financial regulation and other EU legislation as used in blended finance;
- Knowledge of Regional Blending Facilities is considered as an asset

How to apply: Please send an updated CV/resume and a cover letter addressed to

ecodev [at] aesagroup [dot] eu

Deadline for Applications: 17/07/2018