Agricultural Economist/Agribusiness Specialist

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 May 2019

Job Description

Qualification:

A minimum of post-graduate degree (Master’s Degree) in Agribusiness, Business Administration,

Marketing or related field from a recognized institution.

Experience:

  • The person should have at least 10 years practical experience in the agribusiness sector, particularly in value chain development and facilitating market linkages.
  • Experience in agricultural administration, project economic and financial analysis, market and risk assessment, and evaluation of programmes or related activities.
  • He/She should have a good knowledge of policy developments in the global Agriculture and Agribusiness industry, as well as research efforts in ECOWAS’s Agriculture and Agribusiness sectors.
  • Understanding of the needs and challenges of agribusiness companies, agribusiness SMEs and smallholder farmers and other agribusiness value-chain actors in Liberia or similar contexts, including experience establishing out-grower schemes that incorporate small holder farmers;
  • Experience in developing or advising agribusiness projects in sub-Saharan Africa or similar (including experience with small-holder out-grower schemes)
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Excellent skills in project management demonstrated in previous jobs.
  • Proven track record in working effectively within multidisciplinary teams.

About the Organization

The Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG) is a global solutions leader providing meaningful impact and sustainable solutions to development efforts affecting the lives of ordinary people. We are a veteran-owned business with over 30 years of international development program experience. TMG has performed highly successful, long-term contracts for US government clients such as USAID and National Institutes of Health (NIH) in supporting their various projects in multiple countries on 6 continents throughout the world. Many of those projects have been in Africa, where TMG has worked in 38 of its countries and currently has offices in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Ethiopia. Through these projects, TMG has gained broad, multi-sector experience in managing more than 100 US government contracts. We work with a large group of highly qualified experts whose specialized skills provide expertise to perform services in various technical areas, logistical management, financial management, administration, project management, MIS services, capacity building, training, and other sectors.

TMG has been a leading contractor in assisting the US National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and other domestic and international agencies with their important international biomedical research efforts to find cures for such human scourges as Malaria, AIDS and Ebola. TMG has also assisted USAID in successfully performing major contracts implementing its international development programs in such functional areas as Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Training, Health Services, Countering Violent Extremism, Disaster Management, Agriculture and Food Security, and Outreach and Communications.

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