Job Vacancy For Agronomist / Soil Expert At IFDC

For this project, Safi Sana and IFDC are looking for an Agronomist / Soil expert that is responsible for the development and implementation of the sales strategy for bio-fertilizer and seedling products. This must ensure a successful launch of the Safi Sana bio-fertilizer and seedling products in Ghana. The expert will be working closely with the West African Fertilizer Programme team at IFDC.

Description of activities for agronomist / soil expert with commercial interest and experience:

•   Definition of the bio-fertilizer product and a product package with a direct link to the product development team
•   Development of a sales strategy in a product portfolio for both the short and long term
•   Coordination of product branding: name, packaging and certification of product and registration of production company
•   Development of strategic partnerships in cooperation with the commercial representative Safi Sana Holding BV
•   link up with the West Africa Fertilizer Programme (WAFP) IFDC team to develop an effective distribution chain of the product.
•   Follow up and develop plans/contracts with potentials clients for demonstrations and sales
•   Development of a practical training programme for farmers at knowledge centers (demonstration) and on-farm
•   Develop a business plan/work plan for the nursery concept in cooperation with the nursery technical product team
•   Any other assignment that the supervisor deems necessary for the success of the project or contribution of the work of IFDC as a global institution

Qualification Required & Experience

•   MSc level agronomist / soil expert with at least 5 years of working experience in a commercial environment
•   Technical know-how on product development
•   Young and creative/out of the box mind and interested to work in young team
•   Results-oriented and innovative attitude

Place of work and position
The Agronomist / Soil expert will be based in Accra, Ghana and should be available to travel within and outside the country when called upon to.

An attractive compensation package will be offered for this national position.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a letter of a one page letter and current CV describing their experience, qualifications and three reference contacts by email. Email should be sent to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 12 June, 2015

Applicants should indicate in the subject line of the email: Agronomist / Soil Expert

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