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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.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager Technical Assistance in Nigeria? 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 01, 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: Apr 01, 2019
Area Programme Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.

DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi and planning to run an office in Adamawa, besides 50 staff members subject to increase in near future.

The position
DRC is looking for a driven, pro-active and innovative Area Programme Manager (APM) who can take on responsibility for a broad range of interesting emergency and stabilization/recovery programmes. This role will be crucial in the delivery of DRC’s integrated emergency response packages, engaging actively with and managing cross-sectorial activities with the DRC Protection, Livelihood, WASH/Shelter, Food Security and M&E teams. The duty station will be Mubi ( State), where the Program Manager will supervise and coordinate a range of activities across rapid emergency response to first and second line emergency response, through towards stabilization and recovery.

The role includes assessment (RNA, RPA, MSA) and response teams, in close linkage with the M&E Unit, under the overall leadership of the Area Manager, and Adamawa State and technical relationships with Protection Coordinator, Food Security Manager, WAHS/SNFI Manager, M&E Coordinator and Livelihood Coordinator. The position will have a key role in the field-level management of cross-sector teams, initially providing gap filing role for technical managers who are staying away from , but in the medium to long term taking over full management responsibility for all projects in the state. Establishing local networks to ensure information about humanitarian needs is shared in an effective, timely and protection-sensitive manner. The APM will be responsible to ensure effective data collection, community engagement, production of reports and data from assessments and effective communication on the results to enable rapid responses to urgent and ongoing humanitarian crises across broad geographic areas. The APM will also be key in ensuring a close link to the Safety Unit to discuss new locations and ensure appropriate measures are taken for access and safety on assessment and response missions. The APM also be key in ensuring a close link to supports’ teams at Mubi base level to discuss all the finance, logistics, procurement and human resources related issues.

Responsibilities:
Immediate Scope of Role:
• Directly line manage Food security, WASH and Shelter Teams in Mubi, Adamawa State
• Plan daily, weekly and monthly tasks of the livelihoods and M&E teams
• Follow-up file implementation to ensure planned activities are deliver with the best quality
• Organize and implement PDMs and other relevant programme assessments
• Compile monthly and quarterly implementation reports
• Budget expenditure planning for department of coverage
• Support the Area Manager and HoP to expand DRC programme portfolio in Adamawa State through various fund-raising initiatives including concept and proposal development

Medium to Long Term Scope of the Role:
Multi-sectorial / rapid needs assessments:
• Monitor the humanitarian situation in the areas of operation and contribute to the prioritization of areas of intervention;
• Compile, review and disseminate multi-sectorial assessment reports internally and externally;
• Present summary results of multi-sectorial assessments during external coordination meetings as requested by the EC;
• Supervise the conduction of RA, MSA and RPA remotely and in the field, depending on security situation and needs;
• Oversee development and correct implementation of tools and methodologies for assessments;
• Suggest improvements to the tools and methodologies depending on context and field-testing.

Program management:
• Ensure effective community engagement and safety analysis for responses according to needs identified in protection, Food security, WASH/Shelter, Protection and M&E, while linking with other sectors within DRC (AVR/MRE and NTS);
• Ensure appropriate selection of beneficiaries or areas to be targeted following technical methodologies defined by relevant Coordinators and with the agreement/support of local communities.
• Ensure appropriate implementation of the activities in the four (4) sectors under his/her responsibility:
- Food Security: general food distribution and blanket supplementary feeding program.
- WASH/Shelter: water points and sanitation facilities construction and operational maintenance, hygiene Kits’ distribution and hygiene promotion.
- Livelihood: SME development, Cash Transfer, Community based agriculture production and poultry farming.
- Protection: identification/referral/follow-up of cases with specific vulnerabilities, trainings on protection mainstreaming, community-based protection initiative.
- Ensure appropriate M&E support is provided to the programme
• Work closely with all the supports teams in Mubi and Yola base level (Logistics, Procurement, HR and Finance) to ensure that the required means are available on time to implement activities following established workplan.
• Be the focal point for interacting with other programs/activities implemented in Adamawa State level;
• Liaise with the Protection Coordinator, WASH/Shelter- Coordinator, Livelihoods Coordinator, Food Security Coordinator and M&E Coordinator to get required technical inputs to match good quality standards for the respective activities under his/her responsibility.

General Management:
• Line manage national staff, conducting performance reviews, setting objectives and ensuring expected performance criteria are met;
• Adapt the team structure according to needs, resources and capacities if required, with support technical coordinators as required.
• Develop job descriptions and recruit qualified staff (national) for the relevant position under Programme sector
• Ensure high quality project implementation in accordance with donor and DRC regulations as well as in line with agreed log frames/indicators, budgets, procurement plans, and work plans;
• Review BFUs regarding activities/projects under his/her responsibility and check the good budget allocation of the related costs. Update Budget tracking tools and update the area Managers on burn-rate with clear work plans to the end of the Project

Coordination:
• Ensure monthly program review with Area Managers and Coordinator in terms of Budget (BFU/TDL), activity plan review, lesson learnt including planning forecast for the next period
• Attend coordination meetings in Mubi and Yola as necessary or as specified by the Area Manager and Coordinators.
• Pro-actively coordinate with other NGOs working in areas of intervention in Adamawa State
• Support field staff to develop contacts and coordinate closely with stakeholders including local authorities, security actors, community representatives and CBOs where relevant to establish supportive networks and channels of communication.

Safety, Access and Logistics:
• Work closely with the Safety Unit to share local contacts, to ensure appropriate security plans for field missions are in place, and to discuss support needs for new areas of intervention;
• Develop contact networks in area of operation for coordination on alerts, assessments and responses;
• Contribute to Access and Safety SOPs;

Monitoring, Accountability and Reporting:
• Ensure that all activities are included in project M&E plans and supervise the implementation. Ensure key lessons learned are incorporated in new project proposals.
• Make recommendations to the Area Manager and the Coordinators on improvement of response relevance, efficiency, appropriateness, timeliness and accountability
• Oversee the implementation of recommendations in order to ensure continuous improvement of interventions;
• Ensure correct application of accountability, protection and age, gender and diversity-related protocols during assessments and implementation of activities through training and updating of protocols and methodologies;

• Maintain close links with M&E Coordinator for the assessments and responses;
• Include the participation of beneficiaries and communities, particularly those most vulnerable or at-risk, in all stages of the project cycle where appropriate.

The responsibilities listed in the Job Description are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

To be successful in this role we expect you to be honest, able to manage a team, strongly motivated by humanitarian work, disciplined and team-oriented.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

Requirements:
• Degree in Sociology, international development, economics or management from a reputable or recognize University.
• Minimum 5 years of working experience in Managing program in humanitarian context and experience in complex emergencies and high-security environments
• Experience of access management in a high-security context, demonstrated ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders in a professional and adaptive manner, including security actors and local authorities.
• Working experiences with at least 3 of the 4 sectors to be covered by the position (Food Security, M&E, Livelihood and Protection).
• Master degree in social sciences or in any of the technical sectors to be covered by this position (internal development, Food Security, WASH, Shelter & NFIs and Protection).
• Solid experience in staff management in a cross-cultural environment required
• Strong experience in conducting large scale distributions in remote locations with limited humanitarian presence
• Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
• Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.
• Must show ability to work in an isolated and challenging environment.
• Strong reporting, report-writing and assessment skills.

Desirable:
• Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other field locations.
• Previous working experience as Program Manager for multiple sector
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Understanding of Nigerian context and local dynamics is desirable

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

Conditions
Availability: As soon as possible
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. This position will be placed at Employment Band – M. F2).
Contract length: One-year contract
Designation of Duty Station: Mubi, Adamawa state. Non-family Duty station

Are you interested in becoming an Area Programme Manager in Nigeria? 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: Mar 14, 2019
Technical Site Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Reports to: Technical Director

Job spec: The Technical Site Manager has the responsibility for assuring technical management of an integrated production site for chemical production and food processing. The areas of work include but are not limited to:

1. Utilities: The site runs fully independently on own gas generators with back-up diesel generators. Borehole water with a water treatment plant, chilled water, compressed air and steam are being produced at site. 100% functionality of the utilities section is critical for the overall site functionality. This is a 24/7 operation.
2. Cooling: The food processing part of the production site includes a frozen warehouse and blast freezers with modern cooling technology. Temperature control, maintenance and overall management of the cooling equipment is crucial. This is also a 24/7 operation.
3. Maintenance: The Company operates at the site a large chicken slaughtering house, a plant for consumer chemicals, a plant for various glues, paint raw materials and food grade industrial raw materials. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting for all equipment is required.
4. Workshop: a workshop facility is available with electricians, mechanics, welders etc. for the repair and maintenance, construction and installation works.
5. HSE: Health and safety are highest priority at a chemical production site. The Technical Site Manager needs to assure highest standards at any time. Furthermore, he needs to maintain full environmental compliance in regard to environmental standards and norms, including effluent water treatment.
6. Projects: The Company is on a fast growth trajectory with various new expansion projects ongoing, and new projects in the pipeline. The Technical Site Manager takes the lead in technical planning and implementation including civil works,
7. Administrative duties: Overlooking the technical / spare part store, guiding the spare part ordering process, scrutinize / negotiate quotations submitted by contractors.

Academic and Professional qualifications required are:
• Master in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related subject
• Certifications in relevant management topics are a bonus (Human Resources, HSE, maintenance, cooling, project management etc.)
• At least 10 years of experience in technical management of production sites, preferably with exposure to both food processing and chemicals.
• Emerging market experience preferably in Africa, alternatively in other markets with tropical climatic and business conditions

Compensation and benefits:
• Location of work is Lagos, Nigeria
• Housing in residential area (Ikeja) will be provided, includes all services, electricity, water
• Provision of personal steward for cleaning and cooking
• Provision of company car (Toyota Corolla) with personal driver
• International Health Insurance package
• 30 days of paid vacation
• One flight home for annual leave
• Local allowance of ca. USD 1,000 per month (in local currency)
• USD salary for monthly savings of USD 4,000 to 5,000 per month, depending on experience and qualification of candidate

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Site Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 08, 2019
Commercial Broiler Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Position Type: Division Head
Reports to: Managing Director

Our client is one of the largest poultry companies in West Africa. For their broiler section they are looking for a Commercial Broiler Manager.

The Commercial Broiler Manager is responsible for the following tasks:
1. Commercial broiler production
2. Meat processing
3. Marketing and Sales

Required academic and professional qualitfications:
• Master in Business Administration, Agriculture, Food Processing related subject
• Certifications in relevant management topics are a bonus (veterinary science; health, safety and environment; human resources; production and process improvement etc.)
• At least 10 years of experience in poultry production and processing, with exposures to all three areas of the job (broiler production, meat processing, sales and marketing)
• Emerging market experience preferably in Africa, alternatively in other markets with tropical climatic and business conditions

Offered package:
• Housing can be in Lagos (Ikeja) or Ibadan with regular 2-3 day trips (incl. overnight stays) in area of operation
• Housing in residential area (lagos, Ikeja or Ibadan) will be provided, includes all services, electricity, water
• Provision of personal steward for cleaning and cooking
• Provision of company car (Toyota Corolla) with personal driver
• International Health Insurance package
• 30 days of paid vacation
• One economy class flight home for annual leave, includes family
• Local allowance of ca. USD 1,000 per month (in local currency)
• USD salary for monthly savings of USD 4,000 to 5,000 per month, depending on experience and qualification of candidate

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Broiler Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 07, 2019
B-Force Coordinator in Nigeria , Nigeria

Company Summary

BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised more than $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility/Creativity, Integrity, and Passion.

Job Summary

The BForce Team Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and managing a team of sales and marketing personnel dedicated solely to the BForce project, designed at targeting mid-level traders to use BitPesa’s cross-border payments service. The candidate will work with the existing internal sales team to draft and formulate strategies and processes required to successfully implement the BitPesa BForce project. This short-term, contractual role serves as an exciting opportunity to help solve the pain points around cross-border payments affecting the mid-level trader (import/export) segment in Nigeria. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable in a dynamic, growing startup, and equally comfortable networking with senior management and analyzing sales metrics.

Key Responsibilities:
- Conduct market research on the behavior of mid-level traders and their foreign exchange needs
- Create and execute a customer acquisition plan including but not limited to outlining a list of target segments and 3 months conversion projections
- Adhere to the process set out by the company to generate leads and acquire clients
- Recruit and manage members of the BForce Team
- Responsible for the BForce Initiative from inception to the implementation phase while meeting set target and goals
- Effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders, when required, to provide the necessary tools needed to ensure the success of the Bforce project (working with Administrative Assistants, Account Management, or Customer Service)
- Set an example of leadership, disciplined work, and cooperative team culture

Activities:
- Develop a 3 Month Plan with specific measurable goals and targets
- Lead and coordinate the BForce team in approaching the targeted customer segment to meet, qualify and win clients
- Train the BForce Team and equip them with skills needed to successfully implement the project
- Ensure the verification of leads and registered clients collated by the BForce team before final submission
- Regularly update sales tools/CRM with the required qualification details
- Provide regular updates and progress reports to the sales and marketing team
- Develop comprehensive weekly and monthly reports on sales activities and results

Requirements:
- A mid-level professional with experience on a sales and marketing team, within a company in the Finance, E-Commerce or Telecommunications Industry
- Deep understanding of the local Nigerian Mid-Level businesses & SMEs
- Ability to understand and build business relationships with mid-level clients
- Knowledge of the local FX/payments market including but not limited to banking services, financial regulations and other service providers in the industry
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
- Ability to understand clients’ needs and match to the product offering
- Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision specifically when coordinating a large team to achieve results
- Ability to prioritize and focus on strategic, short-term goals
- Willingness to familiarize with company-specific sales tools/software
- Passionate about BitPesa’s mission to redefine how businesses make payments to and from Africa
- Willingness to dedicate a minimum of 25 hours/week to the role
- University Degree

Are you interested in becoming a B-Force Coordinator in Nigeria? 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: Nov 22, 2018
Upcountry Accountant in Nigeria , Nigeria

Position: Upcountry Accountant
Country: Nigeria
Reporting to: Finance Manager

GENERAL WORK DESCRIPTION:
Working from our clients upcountry offices, successful candidates shall report to the Controller and will work closely with the traders and business managers on a daily basis as they rely on your information and analysis to determine future marketing activity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Recording and tracking of commodity mark-to-markets from Business Manager;
 Inventory reconciliations and reporting;
 Daily cost tracking/reporting in the various units
 Tracking of stock positions, movements and arrivals from different origins and linking them to contracts and original costing.
 Pre-finance Tracking and follow-up-Ensures all LBAs payments are done on time
 Inventory valuation and liasing with Lagos office ensure accuracy and entry in Sage
 Outturn tracking for all the commodity lots issued to processing enduring variances are within acceptable standards.
 Ensures all expenses are reported on weekly basis to the FC and Business managers
 Preparation of month end report (Stock position/reconciliation, expense report)
 other duties as instructed by management from time to time.

EXPERIENCE:
 1-3 years of general accounting experience
 Good Knowledge of excel

EDUCATION:
 Degree in Accounting Related Field
 BSc in Accounting-Part Qualified CA accepted

COMPETENCES:
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with customers and employees in a professional manner
 Strong attention to detail
 Strong work ethic
 Organization and planning
 Problem analysis and problem-solving
 Adaptable, Proactive, Innovative, Dependable
 Strong team player, works well in a collaborative environment
 Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, dynamic growth-oriented environment

Are you interested in becoming an Upcountry Accountant in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 05, 2018

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