Job Vacancy For Business Development Officer At Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) – Kumasi

Ministry of Trade and Industry
Rural Enterprises Programme (REP)

The Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) is part of the Government of Ghana's (GOG) effort to reduce poverty and improve living conditions in rural areas by improving infrastructure, technologies and skills needed for private sector development. The REP has been designed to upscale nationwide, the successful achievements of Rural Enterprises Project Phases I and II (REP-I & REP-II). REP has 4 main components namely (1) Creation of Business Development Services; (2) Development of Agricultural Commodity Processing Infrastructure (3) Creation of Enabling Business Environment and (5) Programme Co-ordination and Management. REP is to be implemented in at least 161 districts nationwide.

He/She will report directly to the Business Development Manager of the Programme and will assist in the planning, implementation and follow-up of the business development activities of the Business Advisory Centres and RTFs in the districts.

This position will generally have responsibility in:

•  Supporting the Business Development Manager in Monitoring the technical quality and delivery schedules of business development services delivered at the field level by Service Providers of the Programme and report appropriately;
•  Support in the provision of marketing support to the clients of the Programme;
•  Follow up and provide technical direction to operations of District based Business Advisory Centres

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualification and Experienced Staff are urgently required to fill vacant position stated above at the PCMU in Kumasi. All PCMU appointments are Contract-based and reviewed yearly or as otherwise stated. Continuity of Contract will be based on acceptable annual performance rating and also the need for the specific expertise at the PCMU at any time.

Generally, applicants should meet the following basic criteria:

•  Must be good team players, committed, dedicated to and work to achieve results
•  Travel extensively in the country
•  Work extra hours and days to achieve targets
•  Ready to take up additional responsibilities as may occur and directed
•  Functional computer proficiency in MS-Office and the Internet is a basic requirement
•  Previous experience with Donor Funded Systems will be an advantage
•  Details of specific responsibilities of position will be included in a contract on appointment

Qualification and Experience:

A minimum of First Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Sociology, Business Administration or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 5 years relevant post qualification working experience

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Applications for the above position including CVs and copies of relevant Certificates should be submitted to the following address:

The National Director
Rural Enterprises Programme
Grains Board Building, Off the lake road
P. O. BOX 6841

Closing Date: 31 January 2013