Team Leader (f/m/d)

Posted on:
12 Jun, 2022
Application by:
1 Jul, 2022
Project status:
Project title:
Ghana Private Sector Competitiveness Program - Phase II
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Project description

Ghana Private Sector Competitiveness Program Phase II is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.
It is a bilateral initiative aiming at an inclusive and sustainable growth through enhanced trade and competitiveness in the cashew and oil palm value chains in Ghana. This goal shall be achieved by an improved enabling environment and higher private sector productivity and competitiveness in the cashew and oil palm sectors.
The goal of the program will be achieved through working towards two overarching outcomes:
- Outcome A: Improved enabling environment for the cashew and palm oil sectors
i.Effective Tree Crops Development Authority (TCDA)
ii.Aligned policies and initiatives (of the government)
Outcome B: Higher private sector productivity and competitiveness
iii.Strengthened businesses and associations
iv.Increased access to finance for SMEs
v.Higher availability of skilled labor
These outcomes will be achieved through three different modalities:
  1. Strategic Cooperation Partnership for the TCDA
  2. Rapid response Mechanism for public sector
  3. Development Partnership with Private Sector (DPP) Fund - grants and technical assistance

Job description

The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of the project, from the inception phase, though setting-up, implementing and supporting the three modalities. Her/his/their responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Project management,
  • Coordination of the project team,
  • Public policy development,
  • Organizational development,
  • Establishment of a cooperation platform with the private sector,
  • Development of project concepts and technical support of beneficiaries,
  • Financial administration,
  • Monitoring and Reporting


General qualifications:
  • Master Degree or equivalent in related fields,
  • 10 years of professional experience in project management, of which more than 6 years in managing large projects in development cooperation, preferably in Western Africa,
  • 4 years of work experience in public policy development and/or in organizational development, preferably in Western Africa,
  • 4 years of work experience in cooperation with the private sector,
  • Work experience in West Africa, especially in Ghana
  • Experience in at least one of the following: value chain development, access to finance in agriculture, agro-production systems, business enabling environment reform, skills development,
  • Experience in grant / fund management would be an advantage,
  • Experience in palm oil and cashew nuts sectors would be an advantage,
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills in English


Contact person

  Florence Coantic

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