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Agriculture / Farm Resilience and Livelihoods Advisor at SNV Netherlands 2023

Agriculture / Farm Resilience and Livelihoods Advisor at SNV Netherlands 2023

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Africa,

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 SNV Netherlands Programme Advert

  • Location: Ghana
  • Company: SNV Netherlands
  • Closing Date : 30th March 2023

Duties & Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of each Advisor will include the following:

  • Oversee the effective implementation of the project plan to increase sorghum production among smallholders and commercial farmers in the districts of the target project area.
  • Promote across project area diversification, and sustainable production of sorghum is part of farm system both in terms of agronomy and revenue/cash flow
  • Promote mixed cropping with nutrition and food security related food crops that are compatible with productivity enhancement of white sorghum system.
  • Promote regenerative agriculture through sustainable intensification and
  • agroecology including practices such as minimum tillage, cover cropping, enhanced on-farm biodiversity and mixed cropping, improved soil water holding capacity.
  • Strengthen farmer loyalty towards GGBL sorghum grain sourcing.
  • Identify and profile farmers for production support.
  • Lead in the quality management of grains for delivery.
  • Lead technology transfer activities to farmers.
  • Support aggregators in grain mobilization and delivery.
  • Monitor and collect data on farmer learning plots and other M&E indicators for learning.
  • Monitor the performance of farmers in the production of sorghum.
  • Ensure annual production targets of aggregators and farmers are met.
  • Support the formation and operationalization of VSLAs.
  • Lead the mobilization of actors around sorghum production in at least four (4) districts of the project.


  • Applicant must have relevant knowledge in Private Sector, good understanding and work experience in value chain development and agribusiness operations. She/he must have strong knowledge and experience in the sorghum sector in Ghana.
  • Master’s degree plus Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in relevant disciplines, such as: Agronomy, Crop science, Biotechnology, Natural Resources Management, and any related field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in implementing project as an Agronomist or value chain development in the sorghum or related crop sector; experience in large and complex grain production and supply chain strengthening  is desired.
  • Proven experience in project implementation having relevant understanding of value chain development and other events for value chain stakeholders in sorghum or related grain sector.
  • Result-orientation and ability to take initiatives under minimal supervision, and to reach targets.
  • Strong agribusiness relationship management experience and focus with the ability to stimulate trust and confidence with clients and investors including managing various stakeholders.
  • Good project management skills: ability to contribute to the project’s overall M&E system will be a plus.
  • Excellent organising, negotiation, influencing and advisory/coaching and networking skills.
  • Flexible approach to take on additional responsibilities as assigned/delegated.
  • Willingness to travel to all project locations.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills.
  • Lead and support the production of sorghum in at least four (4) districts of the project.

Key competencies

  • Entrepreneurial, result-oriented and driver for change.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with farmers and entrepreneurs along the agricultural value chain.
  • Strong interpersonnel skills with excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with governments and the private sector including influencing skills and experience of working effectively in a matrix organisation.
  • Able to support and energise multi-partner project teams.
  • Experience in knowledge management and documentation.
  • Team player and confident to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural setting.

Additional Information

Application and Selection Process

Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

  1. This is a full-time national with the successful candidate being contracted on an initial two years basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.
  2. SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts.
  • Interested applicants are kindly requested to upload their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts, not later than 5:00pm, March 20, 2023.
  • Expected Start Date: 15 April 2023, depending on contract award date.
  • Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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