Project Manager & Agricultural Development Consultant

WARC Group

WARC Group

Athens, Greece · Accra, Ghana · Ghana
Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2023
8 months ago

About Warc

Our dream and mission is to get farmers out of poverty. We want to see Africa feed the world in our
lifetimes, while its farmers become guardians of one of humanity’s most precious resources: the soils.
We design and sell regenerative farming input packages while providing access to training,
mechanized services, and markets. Over the last year, we’ve grown 8-fold and are targeting to grow
5-fold over the next 3 years, serving 100,000 farmers in Ghana.

Warc has humble beginnings. We did not learn how to run a business from a book; we have real,
tangible experience. We are a dynamic team of 100 dreamers and doers from 16 different countries.
In Ghana alone, more than 65 Warc staff work tirelessly to serve over 8,000 farmers in the Upper
West Region. We operate across West Africa and have established agricultural production, services
and consulting operations in Sierra Leone and Ghana. In the Upper West Region, we engage with
thousands of smallholder farmers through our network of Trading Hubs. These locations are run by
women from the communities where they operate and allow farmers to buy inputs, receive training,
and sell their harvests directly within their own communities. Over the next decade, we aspire to
expand our impact across the continent. Help us make this dream a reality!

About the job

Great candidates want to make an impact, and they don’t shy away from challenges. Warc not only
delivers services to smallholder farmers but we also deliver services to donors, international NGOs
and other private sector firms and SMEs. The role will involve a spectrum of activities from
supporting further business development, analyzing new opportunities, proposal and project report
writing, donor-relations and stakeholder management, and also undertaking various project work
either as a key consultant or in a project management capacity.
You will work with Warc’s CEO and Head of Projects, and lead both full-time internal team members
and part-time external consultants on delivering projects to a high-quality and to schedule. The role
is based in Accra, but you can expect to travel to our key operating location in the Upper West of
Ghana, and to other locations as necessary.

The main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Reviewing and maintaining new business opportunities relating to consultancy assignments
    and related program growth
  • Preparing responses to Expressions of Interest, Request/Calls for Proposals/Terms of
    Reference papers
  • Supporting our Head of Projects and CEO in relationship building with potential partners
  • Project Management on consultancy assignments, such as developing workplans, managing
    field staff/enumerators, providing progress reports, research, project updates and
    developing final project projects
  • Managing Warc’s internal project management task board
  • Working with Warc’s management in Ghana to support internal development projects

About you

The ideal candidate for the Project Manager & Agricultural Development Consultant role will have
experience in similar positions leading, managing and delivering projects on behalf of donors,
international NGOs and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. You need to have strong relationship skills,
business acumen and proven ability to seek, write and execute on new business opportunities –
including delivering on the project itself. Above all, you should have a passion for creating impact,
rural development, entrepreneurship and being part of a growing organization. Required skills and

  • Degree in Business Administration, International Business, International Development or
    similar field (Master’s preferred)
  • 8+ years’ experience in project management, international development, consultancy,
  • Experience in leadership and management positions – with experience delivering projects
    in agricultural and international development in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of various agricultural value chains and markets, with proven experience
  • Very strong written communication – including demonstrated proposal and report writing
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative and intuition
  • Enjoys relationship building
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • English proficiency – both oral and written
  • Ability to collaborate, manage multiple projects, and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Nice-to-have skills:
    • Data & M&E Experience
    • Knowledge of business budgeting, forecasting, and analysis


We’re a young, growing organization, and one that cares about our team and culture. We are
committed and we work hard, but also reward ourselves to make this our lifestyle. You can expect:

  • A competitive salary and related package commensurate to the position and industry
  • Flexible time and working conditions
  • Continued investment in professional development

Applications are being accepted until the May 30th or until the position is filled. Expected start date
is immediate. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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