Welcome2Africa International is currently in search
of a senior Program Officer to lead Agrique Africa Investment Summit –
Value Chain Financing Edition.
Welcome2Africa International produces highly
targeted niche investment summits geared Agribusiness in Africa. Following
on previous editions of our ‘Agrique Africa Investment
Summits’, the Senior Program Officer, will be responsible for The
Agrique Africa Investment Summit – Value Chain Financing Edition.
The agricultural value chain concept has been used
since the beginning of the millennium, primarily by those working in
agricultural development in developing countries. Although there is no
universally accepted definition of the term, it normally refers to the
whole range of goods and services necessary for an agricultural product to
move from the farm to the final customer or consumer.
The Senior Program Officer will take primary
responsibility for delivering commercially successful, well attended and
respected summit that explores Agricultural Value Chain financing in
Africa, overseeing all aspects of the summit with particular responsibility
for sourcing and securing speakers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the candidate
to engage with global stakeholders of Africa’s Agribusiness sector,
and great for anyone interested in increasing their experience in business
development, consultancy or client relations and work in development of
You will be expected to be able to priorities your
workload effectively and work to tight deadlines.
To create a comprehensive topic briefing
document/concept note for the summit which among other things will outline:
An overview of the topic (Agricultural Value Chain
financing in Africa) and its validity as a stand alone event
An account of the likelihood that the event will
encourage the participation of paying delegates.
The highlights of the current issues faced with
Agricultural Value Chain financing in Africa, key issues which will be addressed
by the event
Creation of Program, Delivery of Program –
Sourcing, securing and managing speakers related to Agricultural Value
Chain financing in Africa,
To identify and invite speakers maintaining
communication throughout the conference production cycle
To communicate by phone and email with key industry
figures to determine the validity of proposed topic, sub-themes, timing and
Collating of content for Website and the summit
Securing of key partners and sponsors
To research all possible events covering the
proposed topic to analyze potential conflicts in dates or overexposure
To write the conference program and to attend to
all matters relating to and/or ancillary to the successful conducting of
To highlight possible sponsors and support the
marketing of sponsorship opportunities for events and supervising the work
of sales and marketing staff
To plan for a post-conference internal and external
Assist in any logistics planning, pre-event
logistics management, as well as onsite and post-event logistics.
Where necessary assist in budgeting, financial and
cash management for the events.
Undertaking such other duties as directed by the CEO
Onsite Attendance – Attending events to ensure
excellent delivery and smooth running on the day. Often this will include
opening your conference. This is an opportunity to represent the company
and to network with key players and speakers within the sector.
Solid event planning background
Must be responsible, reliable and trustworthy
Ability to use your own initiative is essential you
will be required to work with minimal supervision at times
Must be computer literate as use of databases / IT
systems is essential.
Excellent numerical and communications skills
(verbal and written) are essential.
Capable and friendly with strong communication
skills and the ability to build and maintain client relationships.
Ability to take over existing matters and hit the
The successful candidate must be organized and
disciplined and have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
There will be a trial period of 3 months, of which
selected candidate will be paid N50,000 per month there after the pay will
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2018.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should kindly send
a cover letter along with their CV’s to: email@example.com
Note: You will not be considered if you do not provide
a cover letter.