Digital Payments Assessment Expert Consultant At World Cocoa Foundation

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General Description

Established in 2000, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is the world’s leading organization for cocoa sustainability.

The long-term goals of WCF are set out in our new strategy:

Prosperous cocoa farmers become truly sustainable and profitable, with
transformation of traditional smallholder farming into modern business that deliver
sustainable livelihoods for farmers and their families;

Empowered cocoa-growing communities lead their own development, human
rights are protected, and safety and wellbeing of children and families are strengthened;
and a healthy planet is conserved and enhanced, with resilient and biodiverse landscapes
in cocoa geographies, and the carbon footprint of the sector is reduced.

The successful candidate will

  • Consult with ACI II project management unit (PMU) on methodology.
  • Undertake a comprehensive documentary review on industry DFS implementation
    efforts.
  • Conduct background interviews with company heads of sourcing, finance officers,
    sustainability program managers and coordinators on digital payments.
  • Development of data capture tools.
  • Undertake field interviews with beneficiaries (LBCs, District Managers,
    Purchasing Clerks, Farmers) and data collection.
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of the data collected to reflect the objective of the
    assessment.
  • Reporting on the finding from the assessment.
  • Report on desk review and company interviews.
  • Detailed methodology including itinerary with target locations.
  • Consolidated report on field data collection and analysis.
  • PPT Presentation of findings to stakeholders.
  • Submission of final report. 
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Qualification and Experience

Education

Advanced Master’s degree in economics, public/business administration, ICT, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience; and Additional training related to digital financial services is highly desirable in courses like Certified
Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP)

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years dedicated experience in digital finance, payment systems or
    electronic payments required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years working experience in the Ghana payments ecosystem sector.
  • Experience in the formulation of strategies, policies & implementation procedures in
    digital payments at the private sector agribusiness level.
  • Working knowledge of agribusiness supply chain distribution, financial & logistics
    implementation & current developments including innovative information delivery
    methods (e.g. learning platforms, information exchange, etc.) and payments (e.g., mobile financial services, pre-paid cards, etc.) essential. Specific experience in the cocoa sector an added advantage.
  • Detailed and knowledgeable about the Ghana payments landscape, including topical
    issues and digital payments regulatory environment
  • Understanding of issues related to financial inclusion.
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Language

  • Fluency (full working proficiency) in English and local languages (e.g Twi, Fanti) will
    be an added advantage.

Technical

  • Working knowledge of current developments in payment tech & platforms, including
    innovative payment methods (e.g., mobile financial services, pre-paid/reloadable/other
    cards, etc.).
  • Solid skills in agribusiness supply chain distribution, financial and logistics
    implementation, and analysis. Specific experience in the cocoa sector a plus.
  • Good network with financial service providers and other digital financial services
    ecosystem. A focus on agribusiness and rural areas an added advantage.
  • Understanding of key issues and international good practice relating to financial inclusion,
    and digital financial services consumer protection issues.
  • Excellent presentation and representation skills in multicultural contexts; and,
  • Ability to translate complex technical ideas to a non-technical audience verbally & in
    writing.
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Method of Application

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Closing date: Ongoing 

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