16 Aug 2019

Full-TimeVIE – Project Manager in Charge of Agri Partnerships Job at Advans Ghana

Advans Ghana’ – Posted by Jobdirecta Ghana Ghana

Job Description

Do you want to work in an international environment with a focus on developing countries? Do you have a passion for financial inclusion, serving the under-served and developing mutually beneficial business partnerships? Then Advans have the position for you! In joining the Business Development team as Project Manager in Charge of Agri Partnerships, you will drive the achievement of financial inclusion objectives, and the development of new agricultural financial products and services. You will also streamline business processes related to value chain partnerships.

The position is based in Accra for a duration of 12 months, potentially renewable.What will your role be?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Business Development Officer, you will be in charge of developing the agri and value chains partnerships at Advans Ghana, and to extend the financial products and services offer for the smallholder farmers and other actors of their value chains. Your main missions will be:

Analyze the operational environment, market conditions and customers’ needs to identify potential Agri and VC partnerships
Create business cases for identified partnerships to define potential outcomes, associated costs and expected profitability

Lead the negotiation and implementation of the partnerships; ensure strong communication between parties and mobilization of required resources to achieve the roll- out
Monitor the on-going performance of newly started partnerships (pilots)

Prepare reports on the results of newly established partnerships against the defined goals and provide recommendations on further improvements
Transfer all the required knowledge to the sales teams to operationalize the established partnerships

Collaborate closely with the Head of Partnerships to ensure smooth coordination of tasks and deliverables of all the projects
Coordinate with various units, such as Risk, Legal, Back Office, Human Resources, IT and Alternative Delivery Channels, during the partnership implementation process

What kind of profile are we looking for?

You hold a Master’s degree in agriculture, engineering, management or development economics, you have a minimum of 4 years’ experience including internship, you are a real source of proposals and you are interested in the microfinance sector and Advans’s missions. You have:

Strong background in project management
Understanding of the business drivers behind agricultural partnerships and value chains dynamics
Ability to manage complex projects involving various internal and external stakeholders (top management, Sales and Distribution, Marketing, Risk, third party partners, etc.)
Ability to manage negotiations with external stakeholders (business partners, suppliers, farmer associations, etc.)
Ability to remain customer focused, especially for rural population and smallholder farmers

A professional experience in a developing country (preferable) Excellent communication skills – written and spoken

Strong organizational, analysis and synthesis skills
Proficiency in MS Office

Ability to manage a project team

Location: Accra

Closing Date: Ongoing

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Job Categories: Agricultural Jobs in Ghana, Engineering Jobs in Ghana, and ICT/Computing Jobs in Ghana. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Advans Ghana Jobs, Agribusiness jobs in Ghana, careers in ghana, recruitment in ghana, and Vacancies in ghana. Salaries: Competitive. Prominent words: ability, ability to manage, agri, business, business development, chains, developing, development, established partnerships, external stakeholders, financial, financial inclusion, financial products, financial products and services, partnerships, products and services, project, smallholder farmers, value, and value chains.


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