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MDF West Africa Limited Recruitment 2024

The MDF West Africa Limited recruitment portal is now open, as this notice is to create awareness among all Ghanaian′s ready to enroll in MDF West Africa Limited. The portal for the MDF West Africa Limited enrollment 2023/2024 is now open, the forms are available for pick up and the requirements for this are also highlighted so as to make it stress-free for applicants, this should also be treated with urgency as the closing date is also at the corner.

MDF West Africa Limited Recruitment

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A very lucrative opportunity has been made available for all Ghanaian′s, the question now is (have you heard about MDF West Africa Limited) if yes you are at the right blog because it is our reader′s (MDF West Africa Limited) and they are currently in need for new and active workers, all you need to do is to follow the guidelines and this blog is the right place to direct you to the procedure of your request. MDF West Africa Limited offers jobs from different angles and all qualified and invited applicants in Ghana can apply for any of the available roles in MDF West Africa Limited.

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Please all applicants should note that the age range for this offer varies from 21 to 35 years and most also have a clean background with no criminal record, also note that all applicants must be Ghanaian citizens by birth with a first degree from an accredited university in a related field with at least a second class lower.

MDF West Africa Limited Recruitment 2023/2024


1. Job Title: Medior Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

MDF West Africa Limited (MDF West Africa) is a training and management consultancy firm that is registered in Ghana and commenced business on May 2009. MDF West Africa serves global and local clients in any of the West African countries and beyond. With a core staff of 28 professionals, supported by a network of 25 associated trainers/consultants, MDF WA is a multi-project organization implementing approximately 15 projects simultaneously.

MDF West Africa is a fully owned local subsidiary of MDF Training & Consultancy BV that has been building the capacity of individuals, organisations, and networks since 1984 with the mission of ‘empowering people, creating impact’. The Global MDF has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Kenya, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and project offices in Rwanda, Uganda and Benin. MDF offers open-subscription training courses, tailor-made training and workshops and consultancy services in multiple sectors. MDF also provides support to organisations in the design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) processes.

Being part of the MDF Global network and being an independent Ghana-based regional management consulting and training firm, we bring the best of both worlds. We bring over 35 years of global experience in development intervention, project design and program management enriched with our locally gained expertise. We draw upon our extensive experience in implementation of both public and private sector initiatives in developing economies. MDF WA can draw upon expertise from other regions where MDF Global is operating.

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MDF West Africa is looking for experienced Monitoring and Evaluation specialist to join our M&E and Learning (MEL) Team in the acquisition and execution of M&E related assignments across the West Africa region and beyond. The MEL Team specialises in the execution of assignments in different thematic areas which include but not limited to WASH, Education, Agriculture, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, Governance, humanitarian aid. The ability of the MEL Team to implement assignments that cuts across different thematic areas allows the cross-fertilization of resources and ideas, generating optimum service to clients.

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and also travel within the West Africa region. You will be part of the international MDF network and therefore work with and learn from colleagues from Africa, Europe, and Asia.

MAIN TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Acquisition of Assignments

• Assist in the identification, follow-up and responses to training & consultancy opportunities with clients in the West African region.
• Assist in the analysis and understanding client request for services based on available terms of reference/request for proposal and/or direct contact via phone, intake meetings (visits) and or email.
• Provide assistance to the proposal writing process led by a Senior Expert and together with selected team members.

Execution of Assignments

• Provide assistance in the execution of consultancy assignments in the area of training, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
• Undertake literature review and other data and information gathering as may be required by consultancy assignments and other MDF task.
• Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of MDFWA enterprise development.
• Assist in maintaining a database of stakeholder contacts for purposes of acquisition and execution of assignments.
• Assist in the report writing process required under consultancy assignments.

Qualification Required & Experience

Technical Comptencies and Professional Experiences

• Experience working in projects and programmes teams providing services to clients.
• Experience working in single and/or multi-country programme external evaluation assignments applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies such as outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, contribution analysis, and quasi-experimental studies applying sampling techniques and using among others difference-in-difference methods.
• Experience in assisting organisations or programmes in the design and management of monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks and plans including the development of data collection, analysis, and reporting tools and templates.
• Experience in online data collection and analysis using digital technologies such as Kobo Collect, Survey Monkey, Akvo FLOW, Ona among others others.
• Strong data collection and processing skills i.e. data gathering via interviews, focus-group discussions, check-lists and analysing situations, documents, data sheets.
• Experience in quantitative data analysis using Excel, SPSS, Nvivo, MaxQData and other data analysis software.
• Ability to write strong proposals and reports i.e. clear, to-the-point, high analytical level, in-depth, proper English (or French), in time, understanding client needs.
• Previous consultancy and advisory expertise, individually or as part of an organization/firm.
• Strong participatory facilitation and presentation skills/expertise. Comfortable to stand in front of and guide a group (4-25 people) with an international character.
• At least 7 years of working experience in international development programs/projects, of which minimum 3 years as evaluator.
• Ability to handle administrative, modern communication and knowledge management technologies – Office 365 package, Adobe, PiktoChart, online data collection tools and more.
• Education level: Masters degree or equivalent in (international) business management, social studies, international development and or relations, international trade etc.
• Excellent ability in speaking and writing in English on a professional level. Knowledge of French language will be an asset.

Personal/Social

• Service- and client- oriented.
• Independent worker, pro-active/take initiative, business-driven, professional attitude
• Team player, flexible, goes the extra mile, not a 9 to 5 mentality.
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) on regional and international level via email, phone and face-to-face i.e. respectful, business-oriented, broad vocabulary, understanding culture and customs.
• Practise transparency in dealing with colleagues and clients.
• Can deal with productivity and turnover targets.
• Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.
• Interest in management for development.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

• The position will be full-time (40 hour work week)
• Submit your application to:

[email protected] with a copy to [email protected], using Subject: Application Monitoring and Evaluation Expert before the 30th of September 2024 (11:59 PM GMT).

Closing Date: 30 September, 2024

Applications that are not in before this time will not be entertained.

Your application needs to include the following;

• A cover letter (2-page maximum), outlining your interest, motivation and qualifications for the position;
• Your CV (including two professional references); and
• A sample of relevant work.
• An assessment and reference check will be part of the application procedure.
• There are no relocation funds available.
• ECOWAS nationals are encouraged to apply.
• MDF is an equal opportunity employer and our hiring policy is based on merits and qualifications. We encourage qualified women and men to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN THE SELECTION AND INTERVIEW PERIOD THAT ENDS ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2024.

2. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

MDF West Africa Limited (MDF West Africa) is a training and management consultancy firm that is registered in Ghana and commenced business on May 2009. MDF West Africa serves global and local clients in any of the West African countries and beyond. With a core staff of 28 professionals, supported by a network of 25 associated trainers/consultants, MDF WA is a multi-project organization implementing approximately 15 projects simultaneously.

MDF West Africa is a fully owned local subsidiary of MDF Training & Consultancy BV that has been building the capacity of individuals, organisations, and networks since 1984 with the mission of ‘empowering people, creating impact’. The Global MDF has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Kenya, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and project offices in Rwanda, Uganda and Benin. MDF offers open-subscription training courses, tailor-made training and workshops and consultancy services in multiple sectors. MDF also provides support to organisations in the design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) processes.

Being part of the MDF Global network and being an independent Ghana-based regional management consulting and training firm, we bring the best of both worlds. We bring over 35 years of global experience in development intervention, project design and program management enriched with our locally gained expertise. We draw upon our extensive experience in implementation of both public and private sector initiatives in developing economies. MDF WA can draw upon expertise from other regions where MDF Global is operating.

MDF West Africa is looking for experienced Monitoring and Evaluation expert to join our M&E and Learning (MEL) Team in the acquisition and execution of M&E related assignments across the West Africa region and beyond. The MEL team specialises in the execution of assignments in different thematic areas which include but not limited to WASH, Education, Agriculture, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, Governance, humanitarian aid. The ability of the MEL Team to implement assignments that cuts across different thematic areas allows the cross-fertilization of resources and ideas, generating optimum service to clients.

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and also travel within the West Africa region. You will be part of the international MDF network and therefore work with and learn from colleagues from Africa, Europe, and Asia.

MAIN TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Acquisition of Assignments

• Support the identification, follow-up and responses to training & consultancy opportunities with clients in the West African region. This includes exploring opportunities within the MDF network.
• Analyse and understand client request for services based on available terms of reference/request for proposal and/or direct contact via phone, intake meetings (visits) and or email.
• Support and steer the proposal writing process together with selected team members.
• Come up with strategies and write how you would approach the assignment i.e. the methodological approach, work plan, budget, team composition etc.
• Represent MDF during functions and participate in formal and informal gatherings in order to build a network of clients and partners.

B. Execution of Assignments

• Execute consultancies assignments in the area of planning, monitoring and evaluation.
• Take the lead and steer a team of 2 to 5 staff/colleagues/partners during execution of assignments
• Update MDF WA management on assignment execution status presenting issues/concerns and recommended measures to address them
• Maintain client contact during execution and contracting of assignments i.e. process management. Be the focal person for the client.
• Lead the report writing process and assure report quality.
• Maintain client and partner relationships.
• Provide needed support on other assignments where other MDF colleagues are Team Leaders.

Qualification Required & Experience

Technical Comptencies and Professional Experiences

• Management expertise in projects, programmes, teams or organisations i.e. steering people, providing business advisory, client management, financial management, knowledge management.
• Served as team leader for single and multi-country programme external evaluation assignments applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies such as outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, contribution analysis, and quasi-experimental studies applying sampling techniques and using among others difference-in-difference methods.
• Expertise in assisting organisations or programmes in the design and management of monitoring and evaluation strategies, frameworks and plans including the development of data collection, analysis, and reporting tools and templates.
• Strong expertise in online data collection and analysis using digital technologies such as Kobo Collect, Survey Monkey, Akvo FLOW, Ona among others others.
• Strong data collection and processing skills i.e. data gathering via interviews, focus-group discussions, check-lists and analysing situations, documents, data sheets.
• Strong quantitative data analysis skills via Excel, SPSS, Nvivo, MaxQData and other data analysis software. Statistics studies background and application at work will be an advantage.
• Ability to write strong proposals and reports i.e. clear, to-the-point, high analytical level, in-depth, proper English (or French), in time, understanding client needs.
• Previous consultancy and advisory expertise, individually or as part of an organization/firm.
• Strong participatory facilitation and presentation skills/expertise. Comfortable to stand in front of and guide a group (4-25 people) with an international character.
• Maintaining client relationships and networking.
• At least 10 years of working experience in an international context, of which minimum 5 years as lead evaluator/consultant.
• Ability to handle administrative, modern communication and knowledge management technologies – Office 365 package, Adobe, PiktoChart, online data collection tools and more.
• Sub-Regional (ECOWAS) and international working experience.
• Education level: Masters degree or equivalent in (international) business management, social studies, international development and or relations, international trade etc.
• Excellent ability in speaking and writing in English on a professional level. Knowledge of French language will be an asset.

Personal/Social

• Service- and client- oriented.
• Independent worker, pro-active/take initiative, business-driven, professional attitude
• Team player, flexible, goes the extra mile, not a 9 to 5 mentality.
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) on regional and international level via email, phone and face-to-face i.e. respectful, business-oriented, broad vocabulary, understanding culture and customs.
• Practise transparency in dealing with colleagues and clients.
• Can deal with productivity and turnover targets.
• Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.
• Interest in management for development.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

• The position will be full-time (40 hour work week)
• Submit your application to:

[email protected] with a copy to: [email protected], using Subject: Application Monitoring and Evaluation Expert before the 30th of September 2024 (11:59 PM GMT). Applications that are not in before this time will not be entertained.

Your application needs to include the following;

• A cover letter (2-page maximum), outlining your interest, motivation and qualifications for the position;
• Your CV (including two professional references); and
• A sample of relevant work.
• An assessment and reference check will be part of the application procedure.

Closing Date: 30 September, 2024

• ECOWAS nationals are encouraged to apply.
• MDF is an equal opportunity employer and our hiring policy is based on merits and qualifications. We encourage qualified women and men to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN THE SELECTION AND INTERVIEW PERIOD THAT ENDS ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2024.

 

3. Job Title: Business Development Expert

MDF West Africa Limited (MDF West Africa) is a training and management consultancy firm that is registered in Ghana and commenced business on May 2009. MDF West Africa serves global and local clients in any of the West African countries and beyond. With a core staff of 28 professionals, supported by a network of 25 associated trainers/consultants, MDF WA is a multi-project organization implementing approximately 15 projects simultaneously.

MDF West Africa is a fully owned local subsidiary of MDF Training & Consultancy BV that has been building the capacity of individuals, organisations, and networks since 1984 with the mission of ‘empowering people, creating impact’. The Global MDF has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Kenya, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and project offices in Rwanda, Uganda and Benin. MDF offers open-subscription training courses, tailor-made training and workshops and consultancy services in multiple sectors. MDF also provides support to organisations in the design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) processes.

Being part of the MDF Global network and being an independent Ghana-based regional management consulting and training firm, we bring the best of both worlds. We bring over 35 years of global experience in development intervention, project design and program management enriched with our locally gained expertise. We draw upon our extensive experience in implementation of both public and private sector initiatives in developing economies. MDF WA can draw upon expertise from other regions where MDF Global is operating.

MDF West Africa is looking to recruit entrepreneurial professionals for our Enterprising Partnerships Team (EPT). We develop commercial solutions with impact in sectors such as Agriculture, Fintech and Education; and develop and run support programmes for organisations with the same aim. Examples of this are the management of the Ghana Innovation Hub and its programs for start-ups and SMEs, our Joint Venture for compost and gas production from biowaste, the development of mobile learning apps, developing a payment platform for financial inclusion and developing investment opportunities for ‘missing middle’ entrepreneurs. We are looking for experts who can pro-actively support such efforts, including scouting of partner opportunities, networking and writing of (investment) proposals.

MAIN TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Acquisition of Assignments

• Identify, follow-up and respond to opportunities in the West African region;
• Develop a growth strategy focused both on solving a client need and financial gain;
• Analyze risks and opportunities;
• Build and maintain good working relationships with new and existing clients and ability to conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs;
• Developing timelines for acquisition to ensure the right input and quality control;
• Design and implement business plans and strategies; Write (investment) proposals, (progress) reports and pitch ideas to potential partners;
• Work in a team where you add your knowledge and insights to each other’s projects

B. Execution of Assignments

• Execute consultancies assignments in the area of business development;
• Organize and coordinate operations for your projects in ways that ensure maximum productivity;
• Take the lead in project management and steer and engage a team of 2 to 5 staff/colleagues/partners during execution of assignments;
• Update MDF WA management on assignment execution status regularly and effectively – presenting issues/concerns and recommended measures to address them;
• Maintain client and partner contact during execution and contracting of assignments i.e. process management. You are the focal person for the client and take responsibility for your projects;
• Report (verbal and written) on your projects to all stakeholders. Lead the (baseline, mid-term and final) report writing process and ensure report quality;
• Provide needed support on other assignments where other MDF colleagues are Project Managers.

Qualification Required & Experience

Technical Competencies and Professional Experiences

• You are highly entrepreneurial; previous experience in running an own business is a plus;
• You have at least a bachelor degree in business, ICT, finance, agriculture, law, international trade or any other relevant field;
• You have a minimum of 5 to 10 years work experience in the private sector – i.e. as a business development manager, investment manager, sales executive, project manager or other relevant roles;
• Previous consultancy and advisory expertise, individually or as part of an organization/firm is a plus;
• You have regional and international working experience;
• You are familiar with the lean start-up method and human-centered design;
• You are capable to handle administrative, communication and knowledge management technologies – i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel, Email Management System, Adobe, Skype, LinkedIn, and more;
• You must be fluent in English speaking and writing; French is a plus.
• You have experience in participatory facilitation and you have excellent presentation skills. You are comfortable in front of a group (4-25 people) with international character;
• Experience in (impact) evaluation is a plus.

PERSONAL/SOCIAL

• You are interested to learn and improve yourself, the organisation and your projects;
• You are service- and client oriented; You are pro-active, business driven, and professional;
• You are willing to travel within the West-African region;
• You are a team player, flexible, and you go the extra mile;
• You have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) via email, phone and face to face – i.e. respectful business oriented, broad vocabulary, and understanding of culture and customs;
• You can sell your ideas to others;
• You can work independently, take responsibility, and you have a practical approach;
• You can deal with productivity and turnover targets;
• You have excellent organizational, time management, negotiation and persuasion skills;
• You are comfortable in an (international / Dutch) work environment;
• You practise transparency in dealing with colleagues and clients;
• You are good at maintaining relationships and networking;
• You care about making a change.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

• The position will be full-time (40 hour work week)
• Submit your application to

[email protected] with a copy to: [email protected], using Subject: Application Business Development Expert before the 30th of September 2024 (11:59 PM GMT). Applications that are not in before this time will not be entertained.

Your application needs to include the following;

• A cover letter (2-page maximum), outlining your interest, motivation and qualifications for the position;
• Your CV (including two professional references); and
• A sample of relevant work.
• An assessment and reference check will be part of the application procedure.

Closing Date: 30 September, 2024

• ECOWAS nationals are encouraged to apply.
• MDF is an equal opportunity employer and our hiring policy is based on merits and qualifications. We encourage qualified women and men to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN THE SELECTION AND INTERVIEW PERIOD THAT ENDS ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2024

 

4. Job Title: Executive Assistant

MDF West Africa Limited (MDF West Africa) is a training and management consultancy firm that is registered in Ghana and commenced business on May 2009. MDF West Africa serves global and local clients in any of the West African countries and beyond. With a core staff of 28 professionals, supported by a network of 25 associated trainers/consultants, MDF WA is a multi-project organization implementing approximately 15 projects simultaneously.

MDF West Africa is a fully owned local subsidiary of MDF Training & Consultancy BV that has been building the capacity of individuals, organisations, and networks since 1984 with the mission of ‘empowering people, creating impact’. The Global MDF has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Kenya, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and project offices in Rwanda, Uganda and Benin. MDF offers open-subscription training courses, tailor-made training and workshops and consultancy services in multiple sectors. MDF also provides support to organisations in the design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) processes.

Being part of the MDF Global network and being an independent Ghana-based regional management consulting and training firm, we bring the best of both worlds. We bring over 35 years of global experience in development intervention, project design and program management enriched with our locally gained expertise. We draw upon our extensive experience in implementation of both public and private sector initiatives in developing economies. MDF WA can draw upon expertise from other regions where MDF Global is operating.

MDF West Africa is looking for an executive assistant to join our team. You will be responsible for providing comprehensive support to the CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Team, project managers, and managing the organization’s office operation. Within this role, you will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of clients and support the successful implementation of our projects and programs. You will be part of the international MDF network and therefore work with and learn from colleagues from Africa, Europe, and Asia.

MAIN TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Communication with clients and partners

• You are the first point of contact for incoming emails on our general MDF WA and director’s accounts. You will screen, prioritise, answer and archive the emails in order of importance;
• You keep and update a database of contacts of our clients and partners;
• You keep a list of outstanding actions and regularly make sure these are followed up on;
• You screen emails for potential opportunities for training and consultancy services;
• You forward emails to relevant colleagues with a request for input, reply or follow-up;
• You manage and keep the agenda of the director, prioritising incoming requests for appointments, scheduling and confirming requests and (re-)scheduling internal staff meetings;
• You draft emails and documents and review the quality of other documents for grammar, spelling and formatting before they are sent out;
• You keep a list of running projects and their important dates such as invoicing, reporting and client meetings.

Office Management

• You schedule internal staff meetings, such as all staff meetings, project kick-offs, progress meetings, evaluation meetings and staff performance interviews;
• You ensure projects milestones are being met. If deliverables are late, you discuss this with the relevant project managers;
• You ensure availability of items in the office (e.g. printing, kitchen, consumables) in collaboration with our finance department;
• You engage all staff for project updates for our global communication channels.

Qualification Required & Experience

NEEDED COMPETENCIES

Technical Competencies and Professional Experiences

• Management expertise within projects, programmes, teams or organisations i.e. steering people, client management, financial management, knowledge management;
• Strong writing skills i.e. clear, to-the-point, in-depth, proper English, in time, understanding client needs;
• Maintaining client relationships and networking;
• You are capable to handle administrative, communication and knowledge management technologies – i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel, Email Management System, Adobe, Skype, LinkedIn, and more;
• You must be fluent in English speaking and writing; French is a plus.

Personal/social

• Service- and client oriented;
• Pro-active/take initiative, business driven, professional, cosmopolitan attitude;
• Team player, flexible, goes the extra mile, not a 9 to 5 mentality;
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) on regional and international level via email, phone and face-to-face i.e. respectful, business oriented, broad vocabulary, understanding culture and customs;
• Work independently, be and take responsibility to the team and clients, practical approach;
• Can deal with productivity and turnover targets;
• You are interested to learn and improve;
• You have International and/or West African working expertise;
• You are interested in management for development.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

• The position will be full-time (40 hour work week)
• Submit your application to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected], using Subject: Application Executive Assistant before the 14th of October 2024 (11:59 PM GMT). Applications that are not in before this time will not be entertained.

Your application needs to include the following;

• A cover letter (2-page maximum), outlining your interest, motivation and qualifications for the position;
• Your CV (including two professional references); and
• A sample of relevant work.
• An assessment and reference check will be part of the application procedure.
• There are no relocation funds available.
• ECOWAS nationals are encouraged to apply.
• MDF is an equal opportunity employer and our hiring policy is based on merits and qualifications. We encourage qualified women and men to apply.

Closing Date: 30 September, 2024

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN THE SELECTION AND INTERVIEW PERIOD THAT ENDS ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2024.

 

5. Job Title: Project Manager in Agriculture Sector Development

MDF West Africa Limited (MDF West Africa) is a training and management consultancy firm that is registered in Ghana and commenced business on May 2009. MDF West Africa serves global and local clients in any of the West African countries and beyond. With a core staff of 28 professionals, supported by a network of 25 associated trainers/consultants, MDF WA is a multi-project organization implementing approximately 15 projects simultaneously.

MDF West Africa is a fully owned local subsidiary of MDF Training & Consultancy BV that has been building the capacity of individuals, organisations, and networks since 1984 with the mission of ‘empowering people, creating impact’. The Global MDF has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Kenya, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and project offices in Rwanda, Uganda and Benin. MDF offers open-subscription training courses, tailor-made training and workshops and consultancy services in multiple sectors. MDF also provides support to organisations in the design and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) processes.

Being part of the MDF Global network and being an independent Ghana-based regional management consulting and training firm, we bring the best of both worlds. We bring over 35 years of global experience in development intervention, project design and program management enriched with our locally gained expertise. We draw upon our extensive experience in implementation of both public and private sector initiatives in developing economies. MDF WA can draw upon expertise from other regions where MDF Global is operating.

MDF West Africa is looking for experienced Project Manager to join our team in the acquisition and execution of projects focusing on Agricultural Value Chains and other related assignments across the West Africa region and beyond. The MDF team specializes in the execution of assignments in different thematic areas, which include but are not limited to WASH, Education, Agriculture, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, Governance, Finance and Circular & Green Economy. The ability of the MDF Team to implement assignments that cut across different thematic areas allows the cross-fertilization of resources and ideas, generating optimal service to clients.

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients like GIZ, EU, IFAD, RVO, AfDB and World Bank to name a few, and also travel within the West Africa region. You will be part of the international MDF network and therefore work with and learn from colleagues from Africa, Europe, and Asia.

MAIN TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Acquisition of Assignments

• Acquisition and implementation of projects in both private and public sector;
• Development of work plans, recruitment of experts and the management of project acquisition teams during the tender/proposal phase;
• Conduct research on upcoming opportunities and have an open eye for recent developments in the project regions;
• Development of qualified technical proposals and reports, which requires strong writing capabilities within given deadlines;
• Travelling to project destinations on demand, which might be on a short notice.

B. Execution of Assignments

• Follow upcoming opportunities from an early stage of tender development into execution. This includes the development of work plans, recruitment of experts and reporting.
• Management of our expert teams in Ghana and abroad;
• Monitoring and quality assurance and reporting of all project related activities during the implementation;
• Maintain client and partner relationships;
• Provide needed support on other assignments where other MDF colleagues are Project Managers.

Qualification Required & Experience

A. Technical Competencies and Professional Experiences

• Relevant Master Degree in business administration, agricultural economics or similar;
• Min. 3 years of professional experience in (international) development;
• Technical skills, experience and passion in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and/or economic growth are a must;
• Demonstrated experience responding to development partners procurement procedures (EU PRAG regulations, AfDB, World bank, IFAD) are an advantage;
• You are open to implement innovations, especially in ICT adaption and Green and/or Circular Economy;
• Fluent English is required and solid writing and communication skills in r French would be a strong asset;
• You are able to work independently and as part of a team.

Personal/Social

• Service- and client- oriented;
• Independent worker, pro-active/take initiative, business-driven, professional attitude;
• Team player, flexible, goes the extra mile, not a 9 to 5 mentality;
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) on regional and international level via email, phone and face-to-face i.e. respectful, business-oriented, broad vocabulary, understanding culture and customs;
• Practise transparency in dealing with colleagues and clients;
• Can deal with productivity and turnover targets;
• Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement;
• Interest in management for development.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

• The position will be full-time (40 hour work week)
• Submit your application to:

[email protected] with a copy to [email protected], using Subject: Application Project Manager before the 30th of September 2024 (11:59 PM GMT). Applications that are not in before this time will not be entertained.

Your application needs to include the following;

• A cover letter (2-page maximum), outlining your interest, motivation and qualifications for the position;
• Your CV (including two professional references); and
• A sample of relevant work.
• An assessment and reference check will be part of the application procedure.

Closing Date: 30 September, 2024

• ECOWAS nationals are encouraged to apply.
• MDF is an equal opportunity employer and our hiring policy is based on merits and qualifications. We encourage qualified women and men to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN THE SELECTION AND INTERVIEW PERIOD THAT ENDS ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER 2024.


To apply for MDF West Africa Limited recruitment below is what you need to be aware of.

Verify the obtainable positions and it′s finishing date before enrolling for a particular position.

• Please make sure that all required documents requested for the enrollment into MDF West Africa Limited are intact

• Abide by the contingent of every single position to apply.

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