Vacancy at Technoserve

Company Description
Technoserve-We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that hardworking people can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Job Title: Deputy Director, Agribusiness

Job Description
Provide overall management for the implementation of the country strategies in the target countries

Select, establish, activate and manage the channel partnership platform: distributors, wholesalers, agro-dealers, farmers, etc

Lead in the forecasting of product (by region/country) and liaise with other stakeholders internally to align with organizational budgetary and financial objectives

Establish the supply chain system (from the manufacturer to the end user: dispatch of goods to various locations/countries, storage, distribution and utilization on the farms)

Create and maintain a sustainability plan that ensures that the business is profitable and addresses the social and economic realities in the communities in which it operates

Lead the development of the business linkages between the production facilities and the farmers, processors and markets within the countries and outside the continent

Meet and liaise with relevant government officials, potential investors, private sector, donors and development partners active in the agricultural value chain

Conduct regular field visits to farms, manufacturing and distribution sites in the selected countries
Anticipate and remove any constraints on the field (including within the partnerships) that will lead to a derailment of the set objectives of the business

Provide training and mentoring support to the Business Development and M&E Specialists
Coordinate the production and dissemination of communication materials (print and electronic) relating to the project and the organizations involved in the business

Support timely delivery of quality financial reports to donors

Support proper implementation of donor rules

Provide hands-on assistance and guidance to field teams during annual audits and donor audits, as required

Willingness to travel at least 50 percent of time

Job Qualification

Job Experience
7 Years 

Job Category

Method of Application

Closing Date
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