Apply: Executive Director at PFAG

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The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) is an apex Farmer Based Organisation established with the mandate to advocate for pro-poor agriculture and trade policies. The PFAG’s vision is “a life of dignity for the peasant farmer” and has a mission “to work with others to create conducive environment for agricultural development and the growth of smallholder farmers in Ghana”. The objectives of PFAG are to: advocate for conducive agricultural and trade policies that has an impact on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Ghana; be the mouth piece of smallholder farmers; create a platform for smallholder farmers to voice out their concerns; build the entrepreneurial capacity of smallholder farmers towards wealth creation and provide agribusiness training to transform smallholder subsistence farming practice to farming as a business.

The PFAG seek to recruit an Executive Director (ED) to head its national secretariat based in Accra who will also serve as a Technical Adviser to the Board of Directors of PFAG

2.0. Job Title: Executive Director

3.0. Reporting To: The Board of Directors

4.0. Type of Employment: Full Time 

5.0. Salary and remuneration: Attractive

6.0. Job Description: The Executive Director will among other things:

  • Develop strategic objectives and direction for PFAG. The ED shall devise new strategic plans that will lead to the achievement of PFAG’s visions and mission
  • Implement proposed plans of PFAG. The ED shall oversee the overall strategic direction, lead in developing strategies and plans that align with both PFAG short-term and long-term objectives of improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Ghana.
  • Lead in advocacy activities: The ED shall lead all PFAG advocacy plans, engagement with government, the private sector and other development partners
  • Human resource development: The ED shall develop strategies to ensure well-resourced human resource for PFAG secretariat
  • Fund raising and resource mobilization. The ED shall lead in fund raising and resource mobilization for implementation of PFAG planned activities
  • Farmer mobilization: The ED shall develop strategies to mobilize farmers and empower them leading to formidable farmer based organization
  • Communication: The ED shall serve as communication link between the PFAG secretariat, the Board of Directors and the general public
▪          The ED shall lead in partnership building between PFAG and government actors, the private sector, Civil Society organisations and other development partners

▪          The ED shall perform any other function as the board deem necessary for the development and benefit of smallholder farmers in Ghana

7.0. Qualifications

▪          Minimum of Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration, Project Management, Human Resource Management or related field

▪          Ability to work under pressure with no supervision

▪          Demonstrate understanding of project management concepts and principles

▪          Strong knowledge in M&E systems

▪          Fluency in English language and any Ghanaian language

▪          Demonstrate leadership abilities and human resource management

▪          Have diverse knowledge in global political economy of agriculture and food policies

▪          Being familiar with power dynamics and political economy of food and agriculture in Ghana

▪          Being familiar with the culture of agriculture and farming in Ghana

▪          Good communication skills

8.0. Work experience

▪          Minimum of ten years work experience in Civil Society Organisation, Funding Organisation and NGO management

▪          Experience in policy advocacy

▪          Experience in fund raising

▪          Experience in project management

▪          Experience in organizational and human resource management

9.0. How to apply

Please submit a one-page motivation letter and a recent CV bearing your contact details and two references Highlight in the motivation letter how you meet the criteria for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. QUALIFIED WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Application deadline: 30th December 2021


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