Project Country Director - Ghana


IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries - mainly with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or agricultural sector.

IESC is seeking an experienced Project Country Director for an anticipated USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program funded program in Ghana. This Sanitary/Phytosanitary System Strengthening program will focus on improving access to markets for Ghana’s farmers. It is anticipated that the program will have three components: 1) Produce traceability system development, 2) Value chain sanitary/phytosanitary improvement and 3) Coordination on strengthening certification. This position will be full-time and based in the Ghana. Specific products to include mangoes, chilis, and other high value crops.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management and technical oversight for all project activities and deliverables;
  • Serve as the primary IESC liaison to the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), USAID and other Ghanaian stakeholders and partners;
  • Lead and manage the work of project personnel, subcontractors, consultants and volunteers;
  • Ensure that project assistance is technically sound and appropriate for each component;
  • Work collaboratively with public and private partners and stakeholders to implement program mission and strategy;
  • Oversee project work planning, reporting, performance management and strategic communications.


  • University degree in agriculture sciences, food science, economics or other relevant field; Advanced degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in international agricultural and/or trade;
  • Minimum 2 years of in international development project management;
  • Knowledge of and experience with African agriculture, private sector development and Sanitary/Phytosanitary Systems (SPS) and/or grades and standards development preferred;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills; a capacity to plan strategically and flexibly;
  • Experience working in Ghana and/or the region;
  • Ghanaian or West African nationals highly encouraged to apply;
  • English fluency required.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IESC – International Executive Service Corps
  • Location: Accra
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-15

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