Agriculture and Technology (Agritech) Specialist (Kumasi, Ghana)
Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) Program
The DAI Sustainable Business Group (SBG) helps unlock the commercial potential in growth markets by advising companies on how to optimize their local supply base and labor force, comply with local content requirements, demonstrate their long-term commitment to the country’s development, and become a trusted partner for government.
DAI is the primary implementing partner of Kosmos Energy in Ghana for its Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) program, the company’s flagship corporate social investment.
The KIC program has 3 core components : the AgriTech Challenge (an annual entrepreneurship development competition), the Incubator, and the Business Booster.
In 2020, KIC will expand from its center in Accra to include a regional hub in Kumasi in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.
The Agritech Specialist will provide technical expertise to the project locally and will report to the Regional Program Manager.
This is a year-long, full-time position. Based on performance review and work planning to take place in December, the position can be renewed for the following year.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate technical training delivery with Kumasi Hive Identify and coordinate external resources in areas such as marketing, legal, HR, accounting when needed to supplement the knowledge already within the KIC team Manage annual external resources budget by coordinating volunteer and paid experts in Kumasi Set KPIs and goals with the startups and monitor their progress and performance, and report data as needed to DAI and Kosmos Energy, including quarterly status reports
Coordinate with DAI Home Office to create reports for the client as requested