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Director, Project Development

Date Posted
1st January 2018
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Management
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Agro-Investment Corporation invites application for the post of Director, Project Development.

Job Description

Job Summary
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Project Development is responsible for planning, organizing, directing implementing and monitoring activities of the Project Department aimed at increasing agribusiness investments in Jamaica.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Develop and implement strategies to attract and expand investments in Jamaica's agricultural sector 
  • Develop and update business facilitation policies, procedures and services to simplify processes and support private investors in doing business in Jamaica's agricultural sector 
  • Oversee the development, management and communication of trade and investment opportunities to various target audiences in collaboration with private sector associations and state agencies 
  • Write development project proposals to secure international funding in agribusiness and allied value chains 
  • Conduct financial and economic analyses to support government and private investors' decisions 
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate trade, investment and public relations activities 
  • Develop business plans, project proposals, investment models and other business facilitation services to support growth of the agricultural sector 
  • Spearhead the discovery of investment opportunities that will optimize utilization of the Corporation's assets, increase private investments and profitability in agribusiness and advance macroeconomic and social objectives 
  • Provide support and advice to management on investment and project development matters 
  • Manage public relations and stakeholders engagement 
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time

Required Skills/Competencies 

  • High level of integrity, professionalism and confidentiality 
  • Excellent leadership, team building, networking and relationship-building skills 
  • Solid financial, economics analytical, problem solving and decisionmaking skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Good organizational and time management skills

Technical Skills 

  • Solid understanding and appreciation for investment, job creation, economic growth, regulatory and development processes in the area of Agriculture 
  • Expert knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting principles and practices 
  • Sound knowledge of the local and international food and agricultural in dustries 
  • Working knowledge of public sector management practices and procedures 
  • Expert knowledge of laws and regulations governing agricultural trade 
  • Excellent knowledge of business development and analysis 
  • Expert knowledge in project proposal, appraisal, implementation and management

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Post Graduate Degree in Agricultural Science, Business, Agribusiness, Economics or equivalent from an accredited tertiary institution 
  • Minimum of five (5) years working experience in a Senior Management position 
  • Advanced Certification in Project Management is desirable

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Agro-Investment Corporation, but regret to advise that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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