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Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid , Nigeria

On behalf of Caritas international (Ci), the Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) is looking for a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid (m/f) for the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) in Abuja, to start as soon as possible.

The German Caritas Association (Deutsche Caritasverband – DCV) is the charitable organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany. Caritas international (Ci) is the globally active development agency of the German Caritas Association. Every year, Ci provides support for approximately 1,000 aid projects worldwide, regard-less of the religion, ethnic identity or nationality of those affected.

The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) and its diocesan structures provide innovative emergency and transitional aid for victims of the displacement crisis in the north-east of the country. Given the urgent need, the field of emergency response is to be expanded, in order to implement projects in humanitarian aid and transitional aid in north-east Nigeria more effectively.

Your tasks include:
 You will travel regularly in the project region and advise the local project partners on needs assessment, project conception and the preparation of funding applications to public sponsors.
 You will support the local partners in the management and implementation of projects, reporting (narrative and financial) and the execution of project agreements and administrative guidelines, as well as in the co-ordination process with the UN system.
 You will coordinate activities with the international Caritas network and with other humanitarian agents.
 You will provide support to the ongoing aid programmes and projects by monitoring the content and ad-ministration, prepare reports on the expenditure of funds for public sponsors (e.g. ECHO, AA, EU) and compile case reports.
 Through budget monitoring, you will ensure that the financial administration standards are complied with and provide support in audits.
 You will train local development workers and managers to execute the emergency aid projects in accord-ance with international standards and relevant donor regulations.
 You will support Ci in relevant coordination meetings locally (German embassy, EU) and in public rela-tions work.

Your profile
 You have successfully completed a university degree or training in a commercial profession.
 You have at least three years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian aid or development cooperation, ideally acquired in the region.
 You have practical professional experience in planning, managing and supervising complex aid pro-grammes.
 You possess applied business management knowledge and relevant practical experience.
 You have sound knowledge of programme and project management (PME, PCM).
 You have already successfully carried out training and consulting tasks.
 You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with a variety of local and international players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
 You have a business-fluent command of German and English. Ideally, you also have good French lan-guage skills.
 You identify with the objectives and substance of Caritas international or are actively prepared to familiar-ise yourself with these and to make them your own.
 You are a member of a Christian church and are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers
The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catho-lics for Development Cooperation. For more than 50 years, we have been looking after development work-ers who wish to take the opportunity to work in a meaningful role in the service of local development agents. AGEH will support you by providing:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Two-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Develop-ment Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individ-ual advice

We look forward to receiving your application by 01/11/2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Nov 01, 2017
Country Director in Nigeria , Nigeria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is looking to fill the Country Director, Nigeria, D2 role based in Abuja, Nigeria.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Develop and oversee the implementation of country strategies, policies and plans, aligned with government, WFP and wider national and UN strategies, policies and processes as appropriate. Ensure timely and effective responses to meet changing food security and nutrition needs.
- Contribute to the development of wider WFP strategies and policies ensuring that operational realities inform planning.
- Demonstrate ownership of, promote and deploy WFP corporate initiatives and strategies.
- Hold accountability for effective management of WFP operations within the area of assignment to ensure timely and effective delivery of food assistance.
- Provide effective leadership to a Country Office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing WFP country team.
- Identify and build productive relationships with partners at a national level, and at regional and global levels as appropriate, to raise resources for WFP and enable the effective positioning of WFP to achieve country goals.
- Actively work with government agencies to build knowledge and capacity to meet food assistance needs within the country and to prepare for and respond to hunger related emergencies.
- Under the guidance and coordination of the Resident Coordinator (RC), participate and actively contribute, as a member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and Humanitarian Country Team (including Cluster Agency responsibilities), to strengthening of UN country coherence and promoting of joint planning to meet the zero hunger challenge.
- Build productive relationships with beneficiaries, civil societies, and national NGOs.
- Positively represent WFP in the media to build awareness and advocate for WFP activities in fighting hunger in the country.
- Take lead to ensure that evaluation, audit and compliance recommendations are efficiently implemented within the CO.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Develop and maintain appropriate emergency preparedness plans and activities to ensure readiness and ability to take timely and appropriate actions in the event of a food assistance emergency.
- Other duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or advanced training/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- At least 15 years of relevant professional experience
- Led strategy planning and operations within a large and complex country or equivalent environment
- Gained broadening experiences through various roles in HQ, RB or CO, including as a Deputy Country Director
- Gained significant experience in management of a number of large scale, diverse and complex programmes in diverse emergency and developmental contexts
- Led in managing the finances and other support services of an office or Division
- Significant experience in developing and implementing internal controls and exercising delegation of authority in a variety of contexts
- Gained significant people leadership and management experience, effectively uniting large and diverse multi-national and multi-discipline teams by delivering on country
workforce plans
- Led significant and complex negotiations with donors/ government officials, partners, media outlets, etc. on a diverse range of issues
- Given media statements and leading news briefings to ensure appropriate representation of WFP externally in high profile situations of acute sensitivity
- Led large and complex fundraising initiatives which have had a significant positive impact within area of responsibility
- Led a large and highly complex emergency-oriented operation, in a hardship duty station

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed Term appointment, renewable.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days’ annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance

Websites to visit before applying regarding UN salary bands: http://icsc.un.org

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
14 March 2017

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Expiring: Apr 03, 2017
Head of Production (Special Chemicals) , Nigeria

1. OVERALL JOB PURPOSE
The Head of Production supervises, leads and continuously develops the production capabilities of the Company. A strong focus is on the production of glues and adhesives (casein, white glues etc.), the production of styrene acrylic, the production of hygiene chemicals (caustic soda etc.) and on the production of consumer chemicals (liquid dish wash, detergents, textile care products etc.). New projects in the agro-chemical space (liquid glucose, modification of starch etc.) are likely. The Head of Production will play a critical role in the development of new product and projects, and hence in achieving the ambitious growth targets of the Company.

2. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE JOB POSITION
- Master in Chemistry or related subject mandatory, Ph.D. a bonus (preferred area: polymer technology)
- Certifications in relevant management topics are a bonus (health, safety and environment; human resources; production and process improvement etc.)
- At least 10 years of experience in the production of specialty chemicals; experience in the production of casein glue is a must, experience in some of the relevant products like styrene acrylic, hygiene chemicals, consumer chemicals and agro-chemicals are strongly desired.

3. KEY TASKS /RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB POSITION
• Production oversight: Day to day supervision of production of all products of the Company
• Production setup: Continous improvement of existing production processes and set up of production processes for new production lines
• Production and supply chain planning: Interaction with sales teams to prepare short and long term production plans, and definition of procurement plans
• Quality Assurance: Continous monitoring of product quality and implementation of recommendations from Quality Control and Internal Audit Departments
• Product development: Research and development of new chemicals products across the entire range of products of the Company (paint chemicals, glues / adhesives, hygiene, consumer chemicals, agrochemicals etc.)
• Project development: Support of conceptualization and implementation of new business projects, i.e. new production lines and factory extensions
• Team management: Identification of manpower needs and skills requirements, continous development of the skills and knowledge of the production team, performance management, identification and support of personal and professional growth of high performers

4. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
• 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 business class 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

5. THE COMPANY
• The Company is one of the leading specialty chemical companies in Nigeria

Expiring: Mar 03, 2017
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: 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
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
Business Development Associate in Nigeria , Nigeria

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 nearly $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Accountability, Customer-Centricity, Resiliency/Grit, Flexibility/Creativity, Teamwork.

Job Summary

As the Business Development (BD) Associate, you will be responsible for generating, qualifying and helping close sales leads in Nigeria, and other West African markets, for BitPesa’s cross-border payments service. In this sales role, you will support the BD Team in customer acquisition within existing as well as new markets. We’re looking for an ambitious young professional, with the relevant experience and skills, to help BitPesa penetrate the West African markets by selling our cross-border payment products and services. This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital F/X company to the next level.

Key Responsibilities
- Actively source and qualify leads that satisfy internal criteria.
- Regularly follow up with prospective clients with the aim of onboarding and helping close new deals.
- Implement creative and modern techniques to generate and qualify viable leads across the regions.
- Effectively support the BD Team by collaborating with key external and internal stakeholders to move deals forward in the sales process (working with Compliance, Account Management & Trading).
- Help ensure client portfolio grows while being diversified, stable and profitable.
- Regularly update the sales pipelines with client engagement status.
- Develop competitive analysis to identify market trends, customer needs and pricing/rate structure across the industry.
- Adhere to the sales process set out by the company to acquire clients.

Activities
- Develop quarterly, monthly, and weekly plans with specific, measurable goals.
- Develop a holistic Lead Generation and Qualification Plan across various target segments and industries.
- Regularly contact prospective clients (via introductory emails, phone calls) generated by the Business Development and Marketing Team to engage leads and procure discovery meetings.
- Assist Team Managers in conducting meetings, when necessary, with prospective and existing clients with the aim of growing our business.
- Liaise with Compliance to collect required documents from clients and ensure account approval is completed in a timely manner with all the necessary compliance checks.
- Flawlessly execute trade requests from new clients and ensure thorough hand-off is completed to the Account Management Team.
- Keep sales tools up to date with excellent lead and process management to clearly identify status and success during sales process.
- Assist with implementing sales strategies and plans including but not limited to specific marketing campaigns and marketing penetration strategies.
- Regularly mine various business-oriented online platforms (e.g Linkedin) to network and connect with potential leads.
- Attend events and conferences representing the company across the region.

Requirements
- Young professional who is ambitious and passionate.
- Ability to understand and help promote customer-centric vision at BitPesa.
- Quantitative individual with a love for numbers and data analysis.
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, presentation, and listening skills.
- Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask, when required.
- Advanced Microsoft Office and Google Suite Tools skills along with the willingness and ability to become familiar with Company-specific sales tools/software.
- Passionate about our mission to redefine how businesses make payments to, from and within Africa.
- Based in Lagos and willingness to travel within West Africa.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Associate 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: Dec 06, 2018

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