Agricultural Marketing Specialist - US Embassy



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The U. S. Embassy is seeking eligible applicants for the position of Agricultural Marketing Specialist. The work schedule for this position is full time 40 hours per week.

Duties

  • The Agricultural Marketing Specialist (mid-level specialist) is responsible for representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Accra, Ghana.
  • Responsibilities include conducting research in major market access constraints and trade opportunities, resolving market access issues, and monitoring developments in trade policy and competitor activities affecting U.S. trade interests.
  • Develops broad range of professional and social relationships (mid-to-high levels) to exchange information and gain cooperation on substantive marketing, trade, and agricultural policy matters.
  • Independently conceptualizes and develops marketing activities based on research and analysis of market information and hosts dialogues with public and private sector officials.
  • Executes digital, social and traditional media activities.

Qualification Required & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food and Agricultural Marketing, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, International Trade, or Hospitality Management is required.

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EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum five years of work experience in one or more fields of agricultural economics, agricultural policy, commodity trade and marketing, project management, and marketing analysis/research that includes extensive analysis and report writing on complex subjects is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

  • Detailed knowledge of FAS goals, programs, reporting requirements and procedures, and of U.S. agricultural policies and trading practices followed by American exporters.
  • Thorough knowledge of agricultural practices, market conditions, and government policies in the host country.
  • Knowledge of host government structure and responsibilities of various ministries and offices, congressional and legislative processes as it relates to economic, trade, and agricultural policy matters is required.
  • Significant knowledge of international agreements relating to agricultural policy, and a strong understanding of agricultural economic supply/demand theories and concepts.

 

LANGUAGE: Fluent English speaking, reading and writing is required. Fluent Akan speaking, reading and writing is required. (Language proficiency will be tested.)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) to create documents and spreadsheets, maintain and update databases, and develop presentations.
  • Use of FAS specialized software and data analysis programs.
  • A valid driving license is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable in analyzing agricultural production, global agricultural trade concepts, and economic supply/demand concepts. Required to analyze and apply complex statistical data and maintain data sets for accurate commodity and trade reporting.
  • Drafts highly specialized reports on markets and trade policy.
  • Must have excellent time management skills to cope with the diversity of work and deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with government, public, and private individuals to obtain information and resolve trade issues. (Driving skills will be tested).

Location: Accra

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