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Project Coordinator in Nigeria , Nigeria

Nigeria: Project Coordinator for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Akure, Nigeria with regular trips to Lagos and cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 1-3 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

The Job
The company is looking for a Project Officer. Together with the local sustainability teams in the rest of West-Africa and program partners they need you to supervise programs in the field, increase impact in our supply chains, and build a strong Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) structure to report outcomes.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Execute sustainability and up-scale sustainability activities, in collaboration with cocoa suppliers, clients and partners like UTZ certified, GiZ and NGO’s;
• Supervise certification activities of our cocoa suppliers in the field;
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report on project indicators and realized budgets of sustainability programs;
• Maintain relationships with our farmer groups, exporters, and client representatives;
• Identify new local suppliers and partners for program up-scaling.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, community development or other related fields;
• At least 2 years of experience in project management and/or commodities;
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Fluent in English and local language is a pre
• Excellent organization and relationship management
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as in a team;
• Motor licence. You will move around on a motor;
• Bush proof; you will spend 2-3 days per week in district warehouses and on plantations

The team
You will be working with dynamic sustainability team of West-Africa, of which 10 people are based in Ivory Coast, 2 in Ghana and 1 in Cameroon. You will be the first sustainability officer in Nigeria, but you will have a lot phone contact and regular visits from sustainability team members. Besides, you are part of the country team of Nigeria in Lagos, which consists of 4 employees working in procurement and quality assurance.

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Sep 04, 2018
General Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.
In order to manage their subsidiary in Nigeria (Lagos), which currently counts 15 employees in different areas like administration, sales, technology and logistics, our client is looking for a

General Manager Nigeria

Tasks:
• You are a dynamic and flexible person who will be able to lead our subsidiary in Nigeria-Lagos by actively acquiring new customers, serving our existing customers, expanding business relationships and ensuring that sales targets are met
• You are the first seller on the market, selling our state-of-the-art equipment for housing poultry and pigs
• You will build up the structure of the service and assembly areas, promoting them and achieving success on the market
• You will be responsible for full integration and communication with the parent company in Europe.

Requirements:
• You have knowledge of the Nigerian market
• You have the ability to lead a sales team
• Ideally, you have some initial experience in selling capital goods
• You have extensive knowledge of corporate governance
• You have very good command of spoken and written English
• You are willing to travel and you have the ability to organize yourself
• Organizational skills, independent work and a high degree of personal initiative round off your profile.

What can this job offer you?
• Become part of a great team and in a big multinational company, which is represented in more than hundred countries worldwide
• An interesting and diversified workplace in a dynamic environment

Expiring: Jul 09, 2018
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.

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 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

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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
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: Jul 17, 2019

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