SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty.
We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts.
SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
SNV currently aims more explicitly for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.
We continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.
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Overview of the Project
SNV has been present in Ghana since 1992. SNV has recently been awarded funding from the European Union Emergency Trust Fund to implement the GrEEn project, which aims to promote employment, entrepreneurship and support the greening of businesses for sustainable and climate resilient local economies in Ghana.
The project is currently seeking applicants for a full-time position for
SME Incubation and Acceleration Specialist
The position is based in Accra, Ghana
The SME Incubation and Acceleration Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the interventions related to supporting the start-up and scale-up of growth-oriented green enterprises.
Under the GrEEn project, incubation and acceleration support will be provided in the agriculture, energy and WASH sectors.
The SME Incubation and Acceleration Specialist will work closely with the Business Development and Market Linkages Advisors based in Kumasi and Takoradi to identify suitable incubation and acceleration service providers in the Ashanti and Western regions.
S / he will coordinate and oversee the provision of technical assistance and advisory services aimed at strengthening existing service providers (such as incubators, accelerators, working spaces and local networks of entrepreneurs) within the project’s operational area to contribute to the establishment of a conducive local ecosystem for business development and growth.
Duties & Responsibilities
Application Guidelines : Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application .
Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts by uploading these information not later than February 18th 2020.
Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites above will be considered for the position, and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.