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Netherlands African Business Council (NABC)


The NABC has a membership of over 300 Dutch companies ranging from large multinationals to small and medium sized companies in various sectors, has amassed an extended network of around 5,000 African business contacts, and enjoys collaborative relationships with Dutch knowledge institutions, NGO’s...

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Junior Marketing and Communication Coordinator , Netherlands

ABOUT NABC
NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyse and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities and to empower companies to make confident decisions about when, where and how to do business in Africa. Founded in 1946 in the Netherlands, NABC today leads a network of some 300 engaged and diverse members and has access to a community of over 5000 African and European businesses, institutes, government entities and others interested in doing business in Africa.

NABC’s activities include trade missions to and from African countries; networking events, conferences and knowledge seminars on doing business in Africa; strategic programmes aimed at unleashing the economic potential in specific countries or (sub-)sectors and tailor-made business services such as market research, business advice and individual matchmaking. In the context of COVID-19, are becoming increasingly digitalised.

More information can be found on the NABC website.

TASK DESCRIPTION
NABC is looking for a Junior Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join our team in The Hague. They will play an important role in the team by driving the execution of our marketing and communication activities; they will also help to maintain our membership satisfaction by keeping our members informed and engaged. In addition, the selected candidate will also provide support on specific projects and programmes.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
- Assist in the development of all organisational strategic and tactical marketing initiatives and plans.
- Create and implement print and digital marketing/media strategies for variety of projects including trade missions, international conferences, projects/programme activities and networking events.
- Conduct market research to identify effective promotional methods.
- Develop and maintain internal communication systems (newsletters, emails, corporate announcements).
- Create, maintain and strengthen NABC’s overall brand in all forms of media (online, print).
- Manage the content of our corporate website and subsidiary sites to ensure that they are current, dynamic, and relevant.
- Write, execute, and deploy email marketing campaigns and web content.
- Consider new ways to further develop NABC website in order to make it a selling tool.
- Review web analytics and ad words campaigns on an ongoing basis and generate monthly reports regarding site traffic.
- Manage all social media channels by keeping them active and dynamic.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Superior creative and technical writing skills.
- Keen eye for detail and ability to produce high quality content.
- Demonstrated experience in internet architecture, digital marketing, email marketing, print and electronic advertising.
- Strong creativity and marketing skills. Ability to generate multiple and varied ideas.
- Organisational and time management skills.
- Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office 365 suite and Excel.
- Moderate to advanced working knowledge of Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro).
- Moderate to advanced knowledge of SEO and curiosity to improve the overall findability of NABC to prospective clients.
- Ability to prioritise and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to see the “bigger picture” while managing several small projects.
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
- Exceptional communication skills. Skillful at presenting ideas in an organised and coherent manner.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships.
- Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
- Problem-solving attitude.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing, Business Management or other related field; in addition, one to three years of profession experience in the field of Communications and Marketing.
- Affinity with Africa, preferably through experience working and/or living in Africa.
- A working proficiency BOTH in Dutch and English. Preference is given to candidates who also speak French.
- Demonstrated background in content creation and management, graphic design, creative writing, developing and executing marketing campaigns (digital and print), email marketing, and media negotiations.

Application details:
Starting date: as soon as possible but not later than May 1st, 2021
Available 5 days per week

WHAT DO WE OFFER?
- Dynamic job within an ambitious and diverse team in a growing organization.
- An open and informal company culture where we work hard and have fun.
- Opportunities to develop yourself.
- A competitive salary based on experience and fit.

Expiring: Apr 08, 2021
Programme Manager Agribusiness in the Netherlands , Netherlands

ABOUT NABC
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) is the leading organisation for trade and investment facilitation for Africa in the Netherlands. At NABC we believe that the Dutch private sector has a prominent role to play in the sustainable development of the African continent. Therefore, NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyse, and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities and to assist businesses in making confident decisions about when, where, and how to do business in Africa. NABC currently has a network of approximately 250 engaged and diverse members and has access to a community of over 10,000 African and European businesses, institutes, government entities and others interested in doing business in Africa.

For our team in The Hague, The Netherlands, we are looking for a Program Manager Agribusiness who will focus on our Livestock (Beef, Poultry, Dairy, and aquaculture) activities. This person will be reporting directly to the agribusiness Team leader and will be responsible for our livestock portfolio.

DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES
- You coordinate the current programmes aimed at the livestock sector, coordinate NABC's sector platforms in this sector.
- Managing the (local) project team(s) and doing market scans, stakeholder research, implementing programmes with local partners and identifying local demand for Dutch Agri knowledge and technologies.
- Maintain good relations with (Dutch and African) members, project partners, local sector players and the public sector such as ministries and embassies.
- Strategically develop and grow NABC’s livestock portfolio of activities and position in the market both here in the Netherlands and across Africa.
- Manage all current livestock related activities and programs in close collaboration with our partner organizations and network of offices across Africa.
- Promote and position the Dutch livestock sector, in particular members of NABC, in Africa, based on good market information.
- Develop, acquire, and manage strategic and relevant livestock related programs, projects, and members.
- Inform and advise stakeholders in the Netherlands and Africa about business opportunities and Dutch solutions specific to the horticulture/ poultry sector, including access to various financial instruments.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the local embassies and the regional offices and other relevant sector organisations.
- Recognize and exploit opportunities and synergies with Dutch funded ‘aid to trade’ programmes as well as other public and private sector funding instruments for the benefit of our Dutch and African members.
- Overall, support to our livestock members in the provision of high-quality products and services including reporting to both our members and internally.
- Engage in other tasks such as marketing, promotion and branding of your sector across Europe and Africa.

REQUIREMENTS
- A relevant educational and professional background with over 3 years in or with the livestock sector in the Netherlands, in a commercial and or public sector setting.
- Knowledge and experience in program and project management.
- Minimal Bachelor’s degree but preferably a master’s degree in relevant subjects as Agriculture, livestock, Economics and or Business Management.
- A self-starter comfortable with a client facing role. The candidate has had direct responsibility for acquisition from idea generation to contracting and execution.
- Proactive networker with a good eye for business opportunities and able to secure business through members and clients of NABC.
- Track record in program development/ project management/ reporting/ proposal writing (experience with European or world bank related bids is a pre).
- Familiar with key Agriculture Funding opportunities/ partners. Experience in consortium building would be an extra advantage. Able to develop, acquire, manage, and deliver on large livestock programs relevant to agriculture (dependent) sectors independently and proactively.
- Ability to both lead and supervise teams as well as to act in a more supporting role in a team.
- Strong communicator internally and externally.
- Strong planning and budget control skills.
- A working proficiency BOTH in Dutch and English, (French is an absolute bonus).
- Affinity with Africa. Experience in or working with Africa is a plus.
- Able to work independently, and in a team, with an eye for detail and a ‘hands-on’ mentality.
- Required to be available as soon as possible.
- Living in or around The Hague, and available preferably 5 days per week.

WHAT WE OFFER
A dynamic job in an international setting where you will be involved daily with the agricultural sector, specifically livestock, and economic developments and opportunities in African countries. A relatively flat organization that will give you room to grow quickly an define the way you express yourself professionally. An opportunity for you to gain more knowledge on how the private sector stimulates sustainable and fair economic development in Africa. Do you like to get things done and are you good at switching between various stakeholders, such as Dutch and African agribusinesses, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch and African embassies? Who knows, we might be looking for you! A competitive salary based on your experience and fit.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
An assessment and thorough reference check will/can be part of this procedure. NABC appreciates all expressions of interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Programme Manager Agribusiness in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Apr 08, 2021
Marketing & Communication assistant (internship) , Netherlands

Who is NABC and what do we stand for?
NABC is the leading organization for trade and investment facilitation for Africa. Based in the Netherlands, we strongly believe that the private sector has a crucial role to play towards an Africa that is economically thriving and globally competitive in trade and investment. NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyze and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities. We are a member-driven organisation with over 350 member companies and longstanding partnerships with representative bodies. The main activities of NABC include:
 Organizing trade missions to and from many African countries.
 Organizing networking events, conferences and knowledge sessions about doing business in Africa.
 Strategic programs to strengthen the positioning and role of Dutch businesses in Africa.
 Customized services, such as position papers, consultancy and individual matchmaking.
 The Africa Works! Conference: http://www.africaworks.nl/

For more about NABC you can check out nabc.nl or watch our corporate video.
We are looking for a marketing and communication talent to reinforce our team in The Hague. Are you interested in a dynamic internship in an international business environment, and in playing a crucial role in the success of our foundation and in the socio-economic development of African countries? At NABC, interns are given many opportunities to take on the full responsibilities of their tasks.

Task description
 NABC website: keep it up to date with valuable content, by providing our network with latest news about upcoming events or trade missions, and with news about doing business in Africa
 Creating promotional communication material: this includes the development of flyers and presentations and the design of all marketing tools.
 Provide content and lay-out for NABC’s bi-weekly newsletter and send it out to all our members and other business contacts.
 Consolidating and improving NABC’s presence and visibility on social media channels: LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter
 Online & Offline Marketing and Communication support to your colleagues before and during their events

Join our team in The Hague for a 6-month internship as a Marketing & Communication assistant
(HBO/WO level)

Requirements
 You are in the final stages of HBO/WO education, in a relevant educational field
 Familiar with the professional use of social media
 Familiar with design tools, such as InDesign
 A working proficiency in Dutch or English, preferably both. French is an absolute bonus
 Able to work independently, and in a team, with an eye for detail and a ‘hands-on’ mentality,
 Required to be available for 6 months to complete the internship and eligible to study/ work in the Netherlands
 You are available 5 days per week.

Application details:
 Remuneration: € 400 per month on a fulltime basis
 Starting date 1st februari 2019

Are you interested in becoming a Marketing & Communication assistant in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 22, 2019
Agribusiness Project Assistant (Internship) , Netherlands

Ben je op zoek naar een dynamische stage in een internationale setting waarbij je je dagelijks bezig zult houden met agrarische economische ontwikkelingen in Afrikaanse landen? Wie weet zijn we dan op zoek naar jou.

NABC is een ledenorganisatie met 375 leden uit de Nederlandse private sector. Naast de algemene ondersteuning van bedrijven richt NABC zich op handelsbevordering op het gebied van landbouw tussen Nederland en Afrika. NABC faciliteert op die manier waardevolle business leads en partnerschappen tussen de Nederlandse en Afrikaanse private sector. Hierbij werken we samen met kennisinstellingen, overheden (ambassades, ministeries) en agrarische ondernemers, zowel lokaal als Nederlands, om de respectievelijke agri- sector naar een hoger niveau te tillen

NABC ondersteunt bedrijven in de tuinbouw, pluimvee, melkvee en bredere agro-food sector door middel van handelsmissies, events, strategische programma’s, marktstudies (en andere business services) en sector platforms. Meer informatie over onze organisatie www.nabc.nl.

Als stagiair project assistent ondersteun je het agrarische team met verschillende activiteiten.
Jouw functie:
⚫ Je bent mede-verantwoordelijk voor de communicatie met agrarische bedrijven uit ons netwerk, organiseert handelsmissies en events en denkt mee over nieuwe projecten en project leads/ business pipeline. Er wordt van je verwacht dat je in een internationaal werkveld, met verschillende Nederlandse en Afrikaanse stakeholders kan samenwerken vanuit een coördinerende rol, van de publieke sector (RVO, ambassades, ministeries) tot bedrijven, ngo’s en kennisinstellingen/ onderzoeksinstituten.
⚫ Specifieke verantwoordelijkheden
- Ondersteuning bij handelsmissies en events (van acquisitie tot logistieke organisatie, missie/ event programmering en informatievoorziening, contact punt voor deelnemers).
- Dagelijks communicatie en contact onderhouden met agri- leden. Opmaken en uitsturen van nieuwsbrieven ( mailchimp) en mailmerges
- Ondersteuning bij het opzetten van 2 agri- platforms. Communicatie met de stakeholders en informatievoorziening naar deze platforms toe. Hetzelfde geldt voor het reeds bestaande pluimvee platform.
- Ondersteuning in marktstudies, market scans en rapportages (missie evaluaties). Aanleveren van relevante contacten, leads en data en schrijven van aanbevelingen op basis van resultaten.

Vereisten:
⚫ WO- afgestudeerd of Master fase of HBO afgestudeerd met een achtergrond in de landbouwsector
⚫ Uitstekende schrijfvaardigheid, foutloos kunnen schrijven zowel in Engels en Nederlands. Frans is een pre.
⚫ Uitstekende kennis van Engelse en Nederlandse taal (Frans is een pre).
⚫ Een aanpakker, pro-actief, nauwkeurig.
⚫ Flexibel, snel kunnen schakelen in kort tijdsbestek.
⚫ Goed kunnen communiceren met verschillende partijen (variërend van bedrijven in de landbouw tot overheidsinstellingen).
⚫ Ervaring met organiseren van bijeenkomsten.
⚫ Kan werken met social media, newsletter (mailmerge/mailchimp) en websites.
⚫ Affiniteit met Afrika.
⚫ Enthousiast.
⚫ Representatief naar klanten.

Het gaat om een stage van 6 maanden vanaf 7 januari 2019 tegen een stage-vergoeding, met mogelijkheid tot doorstromen in een startersfunctie indien het beide partijen goed bevalt en er budget beschikbaar is. Onderdeel van het sollicitatieproces bestaat uit het schrijven van een stuk tekst.

Are you interested in becoming an Agribusiness Project Assistant in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 22, 2019
Strategic Regions Intern , Netherlands

Do you want to learn more about economic developments in Africa, while improving your professional skills, extending your business network and working in a dynamic international environment?
Join our team in The Hague for a 6-month internship as a Strategic Regions Intern (French-speaking)

ABOUT NABC
NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyze and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities and to empower companies to make confident decisions about when, where and how to do business in Africa. Founded in 1946 in the Netherlands, NABC today leads a network of over 375 engaged and diverse members and has access to a community of over 20,000 African and European businesses, institutes, government entities and others interested in doing business in Africa. NABC’s activities include trade missions to and from African countries; networking events, conferences and knowledge seminars on doing business in Africa; strategic programs aimed at unleashing the economic potential in specific countries or (sub-)sectors and tailor-made business services such as market research, business advice and individual matchmaking. More information can be found on the NABC website.

TASK DESCRIPTION

NABC’s activities focused on Francophone Africa are rapidly increasing. We are therefore currently looking for a French-speaking colleague to assist the Strategic Regions team with the following core tasks:

1. ORGANIZATION OF EVENTS
• (Co-)developing event content (programme, speakers, etc.)
• Marketing and communication
• Logistical organization (venue, transport, translators, audio-visual etc.)
• Relationship management (communication with client and main stakeholders)
• Strategy development and evaluation towards improving future events

2. ORGANIZATION OF TRADE MISSIONS TO/FROM AFRICA
• Participant acquisition
• Logistical organization (arranging hotels, transport, visas, event locations, etc.)
• Communication with mission participants (intakes, responding to individual queries and requests)
• Developing a mission brochure and other important documents

3. OVERALL SUPPORT
• Writing content for the NABC social media, website and newsletter
• Support in writing proposals, project evaluations and other documents
• Responding to NABC member inquiries and requests

REQUIREMENTS
• Graduated or final stages of WO education, in a relevant educational field (e.g. international business or development)
• Affinity with Africa, preferably through experience working and/or living in Africa
• A working proficiency (reading, speaking, writing) in Dutch, English AND French
• Experience in project management
• Experience in organizing events
• Able to work independently as well as in a diverse team
• Creative, eye for detail and ‘hands-on’ mentality
• Available to work 5 days per week from the NABC office in WTC The Hague

APPLICATION DETAILS:
• It concerns a traineeship of 6 months, starting on March 1st 2019 against an internship allowance, with the possibility of transferring into a junior position in case both parties are satisfied and budget is available.
• Application deadline: 15th of January 2019. Interviews will be held in the last week of January.

NABC appreciates all expressions of interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Strategic Regions Intern in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 22, 2019
Agribusiness Project Officer in the Netherlands , Netherlands

Agribusiness Project Officer (Junior)

Ben jij op zoek naar een dynamische baan in een internationale setting waarbij jij je dagelijks bezig zult houden met de landbouwsector, economische ontwikkelingen en trends in Afrikaanse landen? Wil jij meer kennis opdoen over hoe de private sector duurzame en eerlijke economische ontwikkeling kan stimuleren? Hou jij van aanpakken en kan jij goed schakelen tussen diverse stakeholders, zoals Nederlandse en Afrikaanse agri-entrepreneurs, het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken en Nederlandse en Afrikaanse ambassades? Wie weet zijn wij dan op zoek naar jou!

NABC is een ledenorganisatie met 300 leden uit de Nederlandse private sector. Naast de algemene handelsbevordering en ondersteuning richt NABC’s agribusiness afdeling zich specifiek op handelsbevordering tussen de agri-sectoren in Nederland en Afrika. NABC faciliteert op deze manier waardevolle zakelijke deals en partnerschappen tussen Nederlandse en Afrikaanse commerciële partijen. Hierbij werken we samen met kennisinstellingen, publieke instanties
(ambassades, ministeries) en agrarische ondernemers, zowel lokaal als Nederlands, om de respectievelijke agri- sector naar een hoger niveau te tillen en uiteindelijk op de lange termijn economische ontwikkeling te stimuleren.

NABC ondersteunt bedrijven in de land- en tuinbouw, pluimvee en melkvee, en de bredere agrofood sector door middel van handelsmissies, evenementen (kennisseminars en conferenties), strategische programma’s, marktstudies, business development en sector platforms (impact clusters). Als junior agribusiness project officer ondersteun jij het agribusiness team met verschillende activiteiten.

De functie
Je organiseert handelsmissies en denkt mee over nieuwe projecten en project leads/business pipeline. Hierbij hoort ook het doen van desk onderzoek en marktscans, bijvoorbeeld het identificeren van passende markten en importeurs voor Afrikaanse exporteurs of anderzijds, het identificeren van lokale agribusiness met een vraag naar Nederlandse agri-kennis en technologie. Er wordt dus van je verwacht dat je in een internationaal werkveld, met verschillende Nederlandse en Afrikaanse stakeholders kan samenwerken. Deze kunnen variëren van de publieke sector (RVO, ambassades, ministeries) tot bedrijven, NGO’s en kennisinstellingen/onderzoeksinstituten.

Specifieke verantwoordelijkheden:
▪ Organisatie van handelsmissies en sector of regio-specifieke events
✓ Van acquisitie tot logistieke organisatie en uitvoering/begeleiding van delegaties;
✓ Meedenken over potentiële zakenpartners voor Nederlandse (uitgaande) en Afrikaanse (inkomende) bedrijven en het opzetten van matchmaking schema’s, individuele afspraken en (collectieve) bedrijfsbezoeken.
✓ Opzetten van inhoud en programma van missies en kennisseminars, workshops etc.;
✓ Opstellen van missieboekjes, marketingmaterialen (nieuwsbrieven) en informatievoorziening (eventueel in overleg met projectpartner);
✓ Aanspreekpunt voor deelnemers, lokale partijen, en ambassades wanneer nodig;
▪ Uitvoering van marktstudies, market scans en rapportages (missie evaluaties). Aanleveren van relevante contacten, leads en data en schrijven van aanbevelingen;
▪ Informeren en adviseren van bedrijven in Nederland en Afrika (o.a. NABC leden) op het gebied van zakelijke kansen in zowel Nederland als Afrikaanse markten, inclusief toegang tot verschillende financiële instrumenten;
▪ Uitvoeren van andere taken zoals marketing, promotie, branding van de agri-sector (en agri-subsectoren) onder NABC leden en het bredere NABC netwerk;
▪ Uitvoering en ondersteuning tijdens (handels) missies van en naar Afrika.

Jouw profiel:
▪ Afgestudeerd op WO Bachelor (en Master) niveau in relevante onderwerpen zoals: Landbouw, Economie, (International) Business Management/ en of Finance.
▪ Achtergrond- en/ of aantoonbare werkervaring (> 1 jaar) in de agri-/landbouw sector, internationale ontwikkeling en internationale business. Ervaring op het gebied van publiekprivate samenwerking en private sector development is een pre;
▪ Affiniteit met Afrika. Ervaring met werken/wonen in Afrika is een pre;
▪ Ervaring met (het ondersteunen van) programma ontwikkeling en implementatie (van het schrijven van voorstellen, implementatie tot rapportage en evaluatie)
▪ Kennis van (innovatieve) financieringsmodellen, -kansen, en -wetgeving;
▪ Uitstekende kennis van de talen Nederlands en Engels, zowel in schrijf- als spreekvaardigheid. Beheersing van Frans is pre;
▪ Je bent toegestaan om te werken in Nederland zonder dat je verplicht bent een werkvergunning aan te vragen (nationaliteit EER/Zwitserland);
▪ Je bent een aanpakker, proactief en nauwkeurig: je bent in staat zelf doelen te stellen en deze te behalen binnen een opgestelde (werk) planning
▪ Je hebt een flexibele mentaliteit en kan snel schakelen tussen verschillende projecten;
▪ Je staat achter de missie van NABC;
▪ Je beschikt over uitstekende diplomatieke skills en bent representatief naar leden, klanten, en projectpartners en goed in relatieonderhoud
▪ Je bent een proactieve netwerker met oog voor zakelijke kansen en in staat om deze kansen te benutten door middel van (linken aan) NABC leden en contacten;
▪ Sterke communicatievaardigheden zowel intern in samenwerking met collega’s en extern in samenwerking met andere partijen
▪ Ervaring met het organiseren van evenementen;
▪ Kennis van social/online media, MailChimp en MailMerge is een pre;

Wat bieden wij?
▪ Een ‘high profile’ internationale en multiculturele werkomgeving en toegang tot een uitgebreid divers (bedrijven) netwerk;
▪ De kans om voor werk af te reizen naar Afrikaanse landen;
▪ Een zeer dynamische rol waarbij je actief zult zijn in verschillende agri-subsectoren en Afrikaanse landen.

De (tentatieve) startdatum van deze positie is 1 oktober. Het gaat in eerste instantie om een contract van 1 jaar, met een proefperiode van 3 maanden, met intentie tot verlenging. NABC biedt een marktconform salaris gebaseerd op het profiel, de genoten opleidingen en ervaring van de kandidaat.
Herken jij je in bovenstaande beschrijving en klinkt deze vacature jou als een uitdagende nieuwe stap in je carrière? Stuur dan jouw CV en een motivatie brief naar info@nabc.nl en wie weet nodigen wij jou uit voor een gesprek!

Are you interested in becoming an Agribusiness Project Officer in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 11, 2019
Project Manager Technical Assistance in Nigeria , Nigeria

Job Description Project Officer, Technical Assistance Seeds 4 Change Program (S4C)
NABC is the leading Africa-focused network for trade and investment facilitation in the Netherlands. We are at the forefront of creating mutually beneficial relationships between the Netherlands and Africa that overtime we believe leads to sustainable economic development. Founded in 1946 in the Netherlands, the NABC today leads a network of over 350 engaged (private sector) members across diverse sectors and has access to a community of over 10,000 African and European businesses, knowledge institutes, and government entities. To facilitate mutual beneficial and long-term partnerships between the Dutch and African private sector, we coordinate impact cluster programs. An impact cluster is a 3-year program (partly funded by the Dutch government) for a cluster of (Dutch) companies exploring market/sector opportunities together with local partners while developing and contributing to local (private sector) development.
From the 1st of January 2019, NABC and 6 Dutch companies in improved inputs started one of these cluster programmes called the Seeds4Change (S4C) program in Kano, Nigeria with the following objective: development of the vegetable sector (five crops) in the Kano region by the provision of quality input materials adjusted to local circumstances. Supported by trials, demonstrations and capacity building activities/knowledge transfer focused on crop management and good agricultural practices.

Job description
The Project Officer, Technical Assistance (TA) will be responsible for providing technical support to the S4C project in Kano Nigeria in close consultation with NABC and the project stakeholders and partners. The project officer TA will report to the Program Manager at NABC in the Netherlands and will be responsible for implementing trials, demonstrations and coordinating the knowledge transfer and capacity building activities of the S4C program.

Project officer TA’s responsibilities and tasks
- Develop, execute and manage vegetable seeds trials in 2 locations ensuring that both trial sites well managed and easily accessible for project stakeholders, and in addition conduct 2 trials per site one in the rainy season and another in the dry season for all variety of vegetable seeds included in the S4C project;
- Ensure that all vegetable seed trials are well documented and the progress and results are captured in a professional and clear manner;
- Provide bi-weekly reports on the progress and outcomes of the trials and demonstrations being undertaken to the program manager and the cluster of companies involved in the S4C project;
- Support a network of demonstration farms ensuring that all demonstration farmers are well informed at all times and have the support and knowledge they need to offer demonstrations of the seeds they are growing;
- Ensure all demonstration farms and trials sites secure all the inputs required to undertake both the trials and demonstrations;
- Plan and organize for a minimum of 6 farmer field days (FFDs) per year ensuring active participation of farmers in the region and continued engagement of the trial and demonstration farms. Develop detailed reports on the participation, issues, queries and outcomes of the FFDs to the program manager and other S4C stakeholders;
- Plan and organize at least 6 On Farm Trainings (OFTs) per annum in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders and report on all OFTs giving details of the participation, issues and queries arising from the OFTs;
- Maintain close contact with all farmers, farms, extension officers and other stakeholders to ensure that the S4C project results and outcomes are shared and discussed;
- Monitor the use (volume and type of hybrid seeds used) of hybrid seeds in Kano among the project participants and beneficiaries throughout the project life cycle and report on a monthly basis to the cluster on this;
- Monitor the farm gate, market and retail prices of all 5 vegetables i.e. tomato, water melon, onion, cabbages and cucumbers on a bi-weekly basis. The market price should be captured for both formal and informal retail in Kano and in Lagos;
- Be up to date on all developments and regulations on the registration and sale of seeds and hybrid seeds in Nigeria;
- Offer support to all S4C cluster companies at the trial, demonstration sites, FFDs and OFTs to be organized as and when required by the cluster companies;
- Develop and execute a thorough knowledge transfer program based on the network of demonstration farms and model farms to be selected;
- Develop and execute on capacity building applying the network of demonstration farms, model farms, OFTs and FFDs to be organized;
- Report on a bi-weekly basis on the progress and outcomes of the knowledge transfer and capacity building exercise; and
- Support the development of terms of reference for external consultants; monitor and supervise the work of external consultants and provide support when they are present locally.

Duration, location and nature of appointment
The appointment will be 0.8-1 FTE for 2.5 to 3 years, starting from the 1st of April 2019 (this is the intended start date, but it can be changed depending on the circumstances). The project officer TA will be based in Kano with occasional travel to Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Abuja and the Netherlands. The offer is a one year contract renewable annually based on performance.

Qualifications
- Proven in depth practical and theoretical knowledge of modern (state of the art) vegetable production in Nigeria, specifically on tomato, watermelon, onion, cabbage and pepper. This includes all farm management aspects like knowledge and use of equipment, inputs, planning, crop rotation, land preparation, plant propagation, irrigation, fertilization, disease protection management (scouting, control, PHI, etc.), post-harvest, etc.;
- Ability to determine causes of issues in crop growing and action taking to improve and/or repair the issues. (thus should have good analytical skills);
- Ability to transfer knowledge and experience;
- Ability to interact and work effectively with peers, farmers, suppliers, etc. of all levels;
- At least 5 years of working experience in a similar or related role;
- Minimal Bachelor’s degree, but preferably a master’s degree in relevant subjects such as plant science, agronomy or biology;
- Experience working with or in international organizations with implementation of participatory projects;
- Previous working experience in Kano, Nigeria;
- Demonstrated written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email etc.);
- Experience in organizing farmer field days or events around training of farmers;
- Fluency in spoken and written English, Hausa (and written: Arabic);
- Proven in depth practical and theoretical knowledge of the Nigerian horticultural sector. (Experience and understanding in all aspects of the horticultural business and processes);
- Strong (proven) planning, monitoring and communication skills;
- Ability to work and interact effectively with the regional and overseas partners;
- Strong proactive attitude, a self-starter; and
- Good proven knowledge of MSOffice (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

NABC appreciates all expressions of interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. More Information about our organization is available at www.nabc.nl

What we offer
A competitive salary that is compatible to local market standards, based on your level of education and experience. You will work in a professional, multicultural and international working environment that will expose you to a number of multinational companies. Possibility of international travel, please note travel locally is expected. Based on your performance and willingness to learn you will also get an opportunity to build a career in the agribusiness sector.

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Expiring: Mar 14, 2019
Local Coordinator in Nigeria , Nigeria

Job Description Local Coordinator Seeds 4 Change Program (S4C)

NABC is the leading Africa-focused network for trade and investment facilitation in the Netherlands. We are at the forefront of creating mutually beneficial relationships between the Netherlands and Africa that overtime we believe leads to sustainable economic development. Founded in 1946 in the Netherlands, the NABC today leads a network of over 350 engaged (private sector) members across diverse sectors and has access to a community of over 10,000 African and European businesses, knowledge institutes, and government entities. To facilitate mutual beneficial and long-term partnerships between the Dutch and African private sector, we coordinate impact cluster programs. An impact cluster is a 3-year program (partly funded by the Dutch government) for a cluster of (Dutch) companies exploring market/sector opportunities together with local partners while developing and contributing to local (private sector) development.
From the 1st of January 2019, NABC and 6 Dutch companies in improved inputs started one of these cluster programmes called the Seeds4Change (S4C) program in Kano, Nigeria with the following objective: development of the vegetable sector (five crops) in the Kano region by the provision of quality input materials adjusted to local circumstances. Supported by trials, demonstrations and capacity building activities/knowledge transfer focused on crop management and good agricultural practices.

Job description
The Local Project coordinator (LR) will be the local S4C project representative responsible for the management and implementation of the S4C program in Kano, Nigeria, in close consultation with NABC and the project stakeholders and partners. The LR will report to the Program manager at NABC in the Netherlands and will be responsible for the planning reporting and execution of activities in Nigeria.

LR Responsibilities and tasks
- Give bi-weekly updates to the cluster members (through NABC) and update and have meetings with third parties that play an active role in the execution of the activities. This may also include consultants that are hired on behalf of the impact cluster;
- Maintain close contacts with relevant partners and projects in and around Kano, ensuring adequate communication of S4C activities to all stakeholders including Government, private sector and NGO partners, and invite and encourage multi-stakeholder participation;
- Annual planning of activities in Nigeria, monitor and supervise execution of activities, provide updates on changes and ensure the timely and responsive delivery of outputs and reports;
- Periodical (financial) reporting on progress of project activities and deliverables and issues arising;
- Facilitate workshops/incoming visits from the Netherlands for the cluster, including preparing itineraries, appointments, workshops and travel/logistical arrangements
- Stay up to date and informed on the developments in the Nigerian seed sector (and security situation) including maintaining an updated list of all stakeholders). Inform NABC of problems and obstacles that need attention and specific assistance;
- Give practical support to the participants of the impact cluster and the local partners
- Holland Branding activities. Support the preparation and execution of cluster participation in trade fairs (Pavilions) and expert presentations at these Fairs.
- Support the development of terms of reference for external consultants; monitor and supervise the work of external consultants and provide support when they are present locally
- Liaise with relevant government stakeholders, NGO’s, other partner organizations and projects, to ensure good coordination and collaboration, including co-funding arrangements are well managed and delivered.
- In consultation with NABC and cluster partners, determine dates, agendas, budgets and participation of multi-stakeholder meetings and upon approval of these plans, undertake the organization and conduct of these meetings below
- Set up a bi-annual seed platform bringing together relevant horticulture and (seed) sector stakeholders in Kano addressing vegetable (seed) sector challenges
- Set up a bi-annual Public Private Dialogue addressing and promoting and addressing an enabling environment.
- Set up cluster meetings with the Dutch project partners and public and private representatives (B2B or B2G).
- Facilitate the development of financial and off-taker partnerships with both formal and informal channel actors including traders and retailers.

Duration, location and nature of appointment
The appointment will be 0.8-1 FTE for 2.5 to 3 years, starting from the 1st of April 2019 (this is the intended start date, but it can be changed depending on the circumstances). The LR will be based in Kano with occasional travel to Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Abuja and the Netherlands. The offer is a one year contract renewable annually based on performance.

Qualifications
- At least 10 year of working experience in agriculture or agribusiness, agricultural (project) management or related fields in a commercial or public sector setting;
- Minimal Bachelor’s degree, but preferably a master’s degree in relevant subjects such as Agriculture/ Horticulture, (agrofood related) Business Management, Economics or related field;
- Strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, project oversight and planning, develop workplans, and manage budgets and project expenditures
- Good interpersonal and communication skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, private sector (organizations), farmer organizations, knowledge institutes, international organizations, NGOs and local community-based organizations);
- Experience working with or in international organizations with implementation of participatory projects;
- Previous working experience in Kano, Nigeria;
- Preferably with an established network in the agricultural (horticultural) sector in Kano State;
- Demonstrated written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email etc.);
- Experience in organizing multi-stakeholder (public/private) events;
- Fluency in spoken and written English, Hausa (and written: Arabic);
- Proven in depth practical and theoretical knowledge of the Nigerian horticultural sector. (Experience and understanding in all aspects of the horticultural business and processes);
- Strong (proven) planning, monitoring and communication skills;
- Excellent inter-professional skills as well as strong analytical and process orientation;
- Ability to work and interact effectively with the regional and overseas partners;
- Strong proactive attitude, a self-starter;
- Good understanding of financial reporting; and
- Good proven knowledge of MSOffice (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

NABC appreciates all expressions of interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. More Information about our organisation is available at www.nabc.nl

What we offer
A competitive salary that is compatible to local market standards, based on your level of education and experience. You will work in a professional, multicultural and international working environment that will expose you to a number of multinational companies. Possibility of international travel, please note travel locally is expected. Based on your performance and willingness to learn you will also get an opportunity to build a career in the agribusiness sector.

Expiring: Mar 14, 2019