Organization: Land O’Lakes International Development
Closing date: 31 Dec 2018
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-folk, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets. Since our start in 1981, we have been leveraging nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights from our close affiliate, Land O’Lakes, Inc., a farmer-owned agribusiness committed to fulfilling its purpose of feeding human progress. Our team is made up of nearly 350 employees who are committed to market-led approaches, and passionate about collaborating locally to create lasting inclusive economic growth. By unlocking the potential of agriculture for the last 36 years, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.
Land O’Lakes International Development is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Agriculture and Private Sector Development Component Lead for the anticipated West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH) activity. The goal of the project is to improve the production, business capacity, market linkages and ultimately increase trade within and outside of West Africa, for ECOWAS members. This position will be based in Accra, Ghana with frequent travel throughout the West Africa region.
Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities:
The Agriculture and Private Sector Development Component Lead will lead implementation of the Agriculture and Private Sector Component of the WATIH project. He/she will oversee a team of value chain experts focused on crops and livestock to strengthen inter-regional and international trade of staple crops and livestock. Working within the larger Trade Hub project and in coordination with the Chief of Party, this position will coordinate and manage all program activities related to livestock and crops markets systems from farmer productivity to local, regional, and international market opportunities.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce.
How to apply: