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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  info@peasantfarmers.com 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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