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About the Project
Prosper Cashew is a five-year, $26 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Food for Progress Program that aims to catalyze investment for the West African cashew processing sector.
Over the next five years, the project will strengthen and revive existing cashew processing facilities across Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria and support the development of new processing facilities and other value chain enterprises as part of the project’s overall goal to increase the share of raw cashew nut that is processed in the region from about 8% to 50%.
Over five years, Prosper Cashew will improve the capacity of 60 processing units who source cashews from approximately 34,000 farmers, facilitate $497 million of investment in the cashew sector, and generate $1.
5 billion in cashew kernel sales. The project expects to create more than 26,000 new jobs (at least 50% for women) and indirectly benefit more than 133,000 women, men, and children in West Africa.
A key component of the project will be to strengthen and increase commercially viable cashew enterprises through technical support.
The project will build processor capacity in business management, financial management, investment facilitation, HR and workforce management, marketing, and supply chain development.
It will also identify and address specific constraints related to particular sections of cashew processing (raw cashew nut drying, warehousing, calibration, steam cooking, shelling, oven drying, peeling, grading, fumigation, packing, and storage) and provide support to processors to install food safety management systems, support the introduction of traceability, and support the introduction of environmental practices and effective waste management.
Primary Purpose and Function
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Senior Manager, Business Lead will manage the project’s capacity building efforts targeting at improving the profitability of cashew processors and other emerging value chain enterprises such as local equipment repair services and manufacturers, supply chain management companies, and by-product processors.
S / he will identify the key levers that impact profitability of cashew processing units and implement strategies to deliver profitable enterprises, support processing units to scale-up their processed volumes, and help processing units to increase their sales.
The Senior Manager, Business Lead will support cashew processors to develop a robust supply chain, from sourcing of RCN to sale of kernel.
S / he will coordinate closely with the other activity leads, Technical Support Lead and Capital Investment Lead, to effectively build a robust pipeline of investable businesses.
S / he will oversee a team of up to five business advisors across the three project countries.
Duties & Responsibilities :
Support processors to procure and implement ICT-enabled systems to help manage these relationships
Basic Qualifications :
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
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