The Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) in Haiti is looking for a Project Manager for a new social business in Gonaives that offers a combined marketing service and agricultural supply store for smallholder farmers in the area. Additional business components will be added over the next six months as outlined in the job description below (French version included).
Candidates should e-mail a CV to Timote Georges, SFA Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Available: Project Manager
Location: Gonaives, Haiti
Duration: Six month consulting contract, starting as soon as possible, with optional transition to full time status past that period.
Salary: To be determined.
Job Description: Consulting position as Project Manager for the new Kay Plantè business being run by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) in Gonaives. Kay Plantè will provide a range of products and services currently not being provided for farmers and area residents. It will launch with an Agricultural Marketing & Supplies division that will provide farmers with seeds and tools, along with help in marketing their crops. Over the course of the next six months, three more components will be added: a commercialBakery will produce bread and rolls, with women farmers as franchise agents; a Wholesale Food division will offer bulk food items at wholesale prices to women farmers who sell food to earn off-farm income; and, a Mill will provide a service to husk rice, sorghum and maize for farmers selling these grains in local markets. The Project Manager will initially be responsible for the day to day operations of the Agricultural Marketing & Supplies component, and then subsequently that person will oversee additional staff being brought on to undertake day to day operations for each of the other three components.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a working knowledge of agriculture in Haiti, as well as a background in managing a business. The individual must have experience in overseeing staff and be competent in managing excel-based budgets. A background in agricultural marketing will be an asset. Must be willing to live in Gonaives.
Accommodation: The Project Manager will be provided with a modest furnished room in Gonaives.
Employer: The Smallholder Farmers Alliance is a Haitian foundation using charitable funds to transform small-scale (or "smallholder") farmers into independent agroforestry cooperatives run on organic principles and with a triple bottom line: planting trees, increasing food production and improving farm livelihoods. Kay Plantè is affiliated with the existing SFA Gonaives Cooperative that has 2,000 farmer-members.
Contact: Timote Georges, Executive Director SFA, tel: (509) 3221-8966 / 3620-6131
e-mail: email@example.com / www.HaitiFarmers.org
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