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Preferred Location: Accra, GhanaWork Status: Full TimeTravel Requirements: Willingness to travel locally (20% - 30%)JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for leading the design and delivery of agriculture content and assist in the over-all project management of the ICT Challenge project. The Lead, Content & Services, will work closely with the Program Director and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement the ICT Challenge project, a USAID initiative focused on providing ICT support to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that will yield food security and nutrition crops. This individual will use knowledge of agronomy and agricultural extension as well as excellent program management, field management, and account management skills to help develop and deploy a scalable suite of ICT-based services that will enable extension networks, input suppliers, and other value chain players to reach Ghanaian farmers with critical information on new agriculture technologies and promote their adoption and correct use in specific value chains such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea.ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:This role is accountable to for leading and implementing agriculture content services related to the project as well as managing client accounts and providing day-to-day project management. Work involves partnering closely with Program Director to generate results and deliver against deadlines and internal/external partner requirements. The Lead is accountable for: Assisting the Program Director in work planning, day-to-day operations, budget management, reporting and logistics of the ICT Challenge projectEnsuring effective field program execution according to project work plan and aligned to predetermined quality standards Designing and packaging agricultural curriculum covering maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea for the ICT Challenge project that will that will serve as input for ICT-based information services for farmers Developing SMS and IVR campaigns based on developed content on maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpeaDeveloping training modules for extension agents and input suppliers who will be providing the content to farmersOverseeing the initial training for extension agents and input suppliers who will be providing the content to farmersSupporting the monitoring and evaluation data analyst in designing baseline survey to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs)Developing an escalation path or resolution guide to address potential queries and issues on contentSupervising the Specialist, Field OperationsActing as partner liaison help to form and manage project partnershipsLiaising with public and private agriculture institutionsCollaborating closely with technology team on solution design and development, problem solving.Serving as a subject matter expert for agronomy related questions. Sought out for specific technical expertise or field experiences by team membersREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Deep understanding of challenges facing poor, smallholder farmers and corresponding product/solution needs; combined with deep commitment to eradicating poverty.High level of expertise in agronomy and packaging technical advice for low-literate farmersUnderstanding of the local context, target audience needs, and regulatory environmentHigh level of skill required in project management - helping build, pilot, and scale initiatives; and effective prioritization and execution of active projectsStrong execution skills, and ability to overcome and work around operational obstaclesCommunication and relationship management skills; with an ability to influence others without authority, work in a networked organization, and deliver results with diverse partnersAbility to analyze data, identify issues and recommendations, and work with stakeholders to get decisions in a timely mannerFluency and comfort with Human Centered Design principles and Monitoring & Evaluation frameworksEDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:5-8 years of overall experience managing substantive projects and teamsMinimum 5 years experience in agronomy, agricultural extension, or agriculture economics with at least two years experience in GhanaMasters’ degree required in Agronomy, Agriculture Economist, or related fieldMinimum 5 years experience in Agricultural Extension and Agribusiness required, with at least two years experience in GhanaFluency in at least one Ghanaian language strongly preferredExperience working in a global/multicultural organizations across multiple time zones a strong plusADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit letter of interest and resume HERE.