Entrepreneurship and Business Development Officer at Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)


Job Description

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the University of Cape Coast have agreed to implement the TAGDev 2.0 Programme in Ghana. The goal of TAGDev 2.0 is to ensure that Africa’s young people and their institutions drive inclusive, equitable, and climate-smart resilient socio-economic development in their societies. The RUFORUM is coordinating the programme for sponsorship from the MasterCard Foundation. The service agreement is to establish the Agri-food Systems and Entrepreneurship Center, (ASEC) which shall serve as TAGDev 2.0 Programme Coordinating Unit for the first phase of 5 years at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Employment type: Full-time Employment contract

Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead the implementation of the TAGDev programme’s entrepreneurship and business development initiatives at the University
• Develop the University level strategy and operational plans for the Business incubation hubs
• Working closely with the Senior Programme Officer Business Creation, Incubation and Jobs
• Promote the aims and values of RUFORUM related to Business development
• Coordinate the delivery of business development services to students, start-up owners, and agricultural value chain stakeholders
• Develop Institutional entrepreneurship, investment, and business development strategy
• Prepare Monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports on entrepreneurship, investment, and business development activities and the proportion of enterprises/start-ups surviving
• Build business linkages, collaborations, and networking initiatives
• Supporting entrepreneurship, investment, and business incubation and
• Contribute to additional financial resources mobilization.

Qualification Required & Experience

Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job)

• Master’s degree in agricultural sciences, agribusiness, economics, and related sciences
• At least 3 years experience in a similar position with reputable organization
• Experience in coordinating university-level incubation processes and mentorship of startups
• Sound understanding of SMEs sector needs

Location: Cape Coast

How To Apply For The Job

Submit an expression of interest and CV to Email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 15 June, 2024

Only shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for an online Interview.

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