Winrock InternationalClosing Date : 2019-05-30
Duty Station : Accra, Ghana
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Organization: Winrock International
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 30 May 2019



GROUP: Clean Energy, Environment, and Water

UNIT: Policy, Markets, & Finance

REPORTS TO: Project Manager

LOCATION: Ghana, preferably Kumasi


Winrock is seeking an individual consultant with expertise in market assessment and financial modeling, with a focus on the agriculture sector. The consultant will support the Sustainable Cocoa Collaboration between Winrock International and ECOM, which is assisting smallholders in transitioning to sustainable, climate smart cocoa production in Ghana. The assignment will entail the development of a business model for shade-grown cocoa in Ghana.


Up to 60 days, estimated starting date on May 13, 2019 and ending on October 30, 2019.


Specific objectives:

Identify, analyze and recommend a suitable, viable and sustainable business model(s) to increase smallholder access to Farm Rehabilitation Services for cocoa farms in Ghana

Core activities:

Analyze existing Farm Rehabilitation Services operational and financial modelsRedefine assumptions on costs, pricing and timelines as neededAssess service delivery models, supply chains and distribution channels required to deliver Farm Rehabilitation Services in a sustainable mannerDefine farmer segments to identify the target market Redefine pricing structure and repayment models Develop concept and business/financial model(s) for target smallholder farmers Develop stage-gate criteria for various levels of scale

Conduct field interviews and engage key stakeholders in meetings to support market analysis and business model development

Brief work plan

Market Analysis (incl. demand and supply analysis); presentation for internal and external distribution

Business Case(s) and Financial Model(s) for Farm Rehabilitation Services

Tracking and monitoring system for financial and operational flows

Project completion report including recommendations for next steps forward

Qualifications and Background:

Educational requirement:

Undergraduate degree in business, finance, or related; Advanced degree is preferred but not required

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

3-4 years of strategy/management consulting experiencePrior experience working in the agriculture sector is preferablePrior work experience in Ghana Should possess excellent analytical skills with ability to undertake field researchExcellent communication skills in both written and oral EnglishDemonstrated ability to work with a diverse team and to deliver results in a time-bound mannerFlexible to travel during the execution of the projectStrong skills in business software (Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
How to apply:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and cover letters online here

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