Position Title: Business Development Associate
Reporting to: Project Team Lead
Upper West: Tumu.
Volta: Weta, Kpando, Aveyime, Ho, Agbakope and Akpafo
Duration: 8 months
Vacancy slots: 35
MBC Africa provides an enabling environment for agribusinesses in Africa by integrating the business services they need to grow onto one single platform. MBC Africa’s role is to identify, nurture and develop a critical mass of viable growth-oriented agribusinesses as a pipeline for sustainable and impactful investment in selected African economies. We aim to enhance the knowledge, skill, and performance of agribusiness entrepreneurs and managers through innovative training, consulting and mentoring services. MBC Africa also aims to support youth to seize the vast opportunities in the agricultural sector.
We are looking for a capable candidate to come in and immediately make an impact within our organization. Duties to be performed include Research, Technical Assistance (TA) to businesses, writing Business Plans etc.
Candidates applying for Upper East, Greater Accra and Brong Ahafo regions MUST reside in that same region.
Candidates applying for Weta, Kpando, Aveyime, Ho, Agbakope, Akpafo, Tumu and Ejura should reside in those towns.
Women are highly encouraged to apply.
To achieve the desired results, the Business Development Associate will be expected to do the following:
¬ Design and host various business training courses for clients
¬ Conduct online and face-to-face research
¬ Perform other miscellaneous business development services for clients
¬ Travel to various regions of Ghana to meet with farmer groups and processing cooperatives and gain an understanding of the quantity and quality of products that they offer
¬ Meet with off takers and agro dealers to understand their procurement policies, quality standards, charges, etc. and outline the steps required in order to reach a trade agreement with them
¬ Be proactive in finding solutions to all assigned tasks without supervision
¬ Present findings to the Project Lead on a weekly basis through written or verbal check-ins
¬ Prepare and submit final report to MBC Africa Working with farmers and giving training on agricultural good practices and business training for farm management
Key Skills & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a graduate with an educational background in agriculture but preference will be given to graduates from Agricultural Colleges. Additional requirements:
• Good written and spoken English
• Dedicated and hard working
• Strong communication skills and team oriented
• Desire to learn and progress within the organisation
• Punctual and respectful
• Multitasking Ability
¬ Submit a 1-page application letter, stating your name, contact details, and 1 paragraph description of why you would be a great candidate for this role.
¬ Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
¬ All documents submitted should be named in the following manner: Name of candidate, date of submission. Eg: MyrelSchemerhorn15.03.2020
¬ We will select the top candidates and invite them for an interview and aptitude testing (when necessary).
¬ Submit applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected applicants will receive monthly stipends.
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