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Agro-investment Corporation
Category: General

Agro-Investment Corporation, the Agricultural InvestmentFacilitation entity of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation,invites applications for the post of:

(1) Director, Agro Park Development 

Each post requires a dynamic, persuasive, andresults-oriented leader with excellent analytical, decision-making andproblem-solving skills to champion agribusiness investments in Jamaica andadvance associated national objectives.

Job Summary 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer(CEO), the Director of Agro Park Development is responsible for providingleadership and direction for the overall development of all Agro-parks andagro-economic zones to ensure that they contribute optimally to the pertinentdevelopment objectives of the Vision 2030 plan.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

• Ensure that allAgro-parks are fully operational and governance structures established
• Managethe planning, development and implementation of the Agro-parks Work Plan
•Ensure optimum design, implementation, upgrade and management of Agro-parks andagroeconomic zones infrastructure
• Contribute integrally to the development ofthe agricultural investment, promotion and marketing plans
• Coordinate thecollection and analysis of data to support public policies and investorsʼdecisions
• Improve farm planning, husbandry, technologies and other criticalsystems to support competitiveness and development of advanced value chains inJamaicaʼs agricultural sector
• Establish structured marketing arrangements forinvestors in the Agro-parks to support private profitability, export, tradebalance and other strategic targets
• Ensure cooperative and sharing economymodels and services are promoted and strengthened within target agribusinessvalue chains
• Provide technical assistance, guidance and advice to industryproducers, investors and associations aimed at improving the productivity,profitability and sustainability of their enterprises
• Promote and coordinatethe flow of information and support services between the Corporationʼsstakeholders
• Design and implement policies for the effective operation of theAgro-parks and promotion of new production models and technologies
• Ensurethat Agro-parks resources are optimally allocated/reallocated and efficientlyutilized and associated contracts perform to policies and targets
• Design,develop and implement quality management and marketing/ distribution systemswithin the Agro-parks and agro-economic zones
• Perform any other dutiesassigned 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 analytical,problem solving and decision-making skills
• Excellent oral and writtencommunications skills
• Good organizational and time management skills

Technical Skills

• Solid understanding and appreciationfor investment, job creation, economic growth, public regulations, economicdevelopment and private profitability
• Expert knowledge of strategic planningand budgeting principles and practices
• Sound knowledge of local and internationalfood and agricultural industries
• Working knowledge of public sectormanagement practices and procedures
• Advanced knowledge food safety standardsand practices, quality management systems, sanitary/phytosanitary regulationsand international agricultural trade

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

Qualifications: • 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 
Deadline: January 12, 2018

Contact Information
Name: Snr. Director, HRM & Development Agro-Investment Corporation
Address: 188 Spanish Town Rd.
Kingston 11
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2018-01-02



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