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Programme Advisor in Nigeria , Nigeria

Your challenge is to develop the emergency programme portfolio providing humanitarian assistance to the victims of the Boko Haram Insurgency.

Your main tasks and responsibilities
Be part of the ZOA Nigeria leadership team
Manage the project design and proposal writing
Manage needs assessments
Manage the monitoring of project implementation and ensure the quality
Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements
Manage project evaluations


The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA

Graduate level education, preferably masters level
Minimum 5 years experience in institutional project execution
Minimum 3 years experience in M&E systems and proposal writing
Institutional donor proposal requirements
Monitoring, project evaluation and needs assessment methodologies
Data management and analysis including GIS and Kobo collect

Excellent written and spoken English
Proposal writing
Data analysis
Development of people of different cultural background

Passion to serve the poor
Developing others to realise their potential
Integrity, honesty, transparency

Special conditions

Maiduguri is subject to restrictions due to the level of security
This is a non-family duty station
Rest and recuperation conditions apply for this post

We offer
ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country and good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

Do you need more information?
For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mrs. Charity van Bemmel, HR Officer, email

Interested and you want to apply?
ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

Job location: Maiduguri, NE Nigeria
Starting date: 14 February 2017
Vacancy closing date: 13 February 2017
Duration position: 12 months renewable
Workhours: Full time

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: Mar 03, 2017
Grower / Agronomist , Nigeria

Position description:
- General Agronomy role: Grow crops under the best Growing practises and provide solutions to specific problems. Be in charge and hands-on on all matters related to Husbandry and Crops Production.
Agronomy is a branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and animals and the soils or environments in which they grow and live.

Reports to: CEO or Chief Operating Officer / General Manager

Agronomist Role at LATC Agro:

- Work to develop methods that will improve the use of soil and increase the production of crops or livestock.
- Conduct research in crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control, animal husbandry and other areas.
- Develops planting, fertiliser, chemical and seed programs. Also keep their records up to date.
- Take on board and develop Specific Projects or Technical Studies relating to specific requirements on each different Farm or operation within the Group.
- Environmental Management,
- Develop and maintain the Out Growers Scheme, Identify, Liaise, Manage and follow up together with the Board of Directors, under LATC Agro Economical and Growing goals, any New or upcoming production areas.
- Aim at obtaining maximum production at minimum cost by exploiting the knowledge developed by basic and allied/applied sciences.
- Be able to listen, discuss and accept other specialists in the field and their comments as also be able to agree/ judge together with the farming team what are the best management practises in order to obtain best results.
- Conduct experiments or investigations in field-crop problems and develop new methods of growing crops to secure more efficient production, higher yield, and improved quality
- Plans and liaise with customers and third parties in regards to planting programs, breeding studies at experiment stations, internal or together with suppliers and the different players in the country and Internationally.
- Must work together with LATC Agro customers and steak holders to develop and improve varieties of field crops, such as and mainly Tomatoes, Chillies, Peppers, Lettuce and all the other ones prompt for production, with respect to characteristics, such as yield, quality, adaptation to specific soils or climates, and resistance to pests and diseases.
- Ensures the right quality of fresh produce 365 days a year.

Key skills and abilities:

- Is called as an expert of agriculture. Also known as doctor of plants.
- Is a specialized scientist in agronomy, which deals with the science of utilizing plants for food, fuel, etc…
- Specialized in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation & drainage, propagation, breeding, soil science, weed control & disease and pest control.
- Follow, improve and maintain the KPI’s in order to optimize Company policy.
- Solid communication skills in English both oral and written
- Ability to manage multiple projects and motivate Farm Teams.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.

Internal contacts: CEO /COO, GM accounts and administration staff.

External contacts: suppliers, local communities, industry associations and press (when required).

Typical experience:
At least 10- years’ experience in all aspects of Agronomy coupled with tertiary level qualifications related to the industry. Formal management training desirable.

Other comments:
Responsibility for ALL activities across the Farm’s and Out growers Scheme with Confidential assurance.

Expiring: Nov 28, 2016
Program Associate - Nigeria , Nigeria

TO APPLY: Please click on the following link and complete the application on our website. When choosing location, please select NIGERIA.

Minimum 2 years commitment

Job Description
One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least quadruple our farmer impact in the next five years. Program Associates play a major role in driving that growth and ensuring that this growth is stable and systematic – while also adding major innovations and improvements to our program quality.

We are currently seeking Program Associates for a variety of teams within One Acre Fund, including:


Field operations staff focus on farmer-facing services. They start as generalists, with overall responsibility for executing our program in a region. Over time, they can continue to rise as a general leader, possibly growing to manage an entire country’s field operation.
Support operations staff build the infrastructure required for growth. These teams proactively eliminate barriers to scale in a diverse range of areas – processing millions of farmer payments, communicating to farmers via tens of millions of SMS, hiring hundreds of new staff per year, and physically moving 20,000+ tons of farm inputs to thousands of drop sites. Program Associates also make steady improvements to accelerate growth – for example, setting up mobile money integration for a country.


Product Innovations staff improve our core agricultural products or run new experiments in energy and health products. The ideas they discover may eventually scale to hundreds of thousands of households. Product Innovations staff design trials, execute trials together with thousands of farmers, synthesize trial data, and make constant revisions to the product offering. For example, our Product Innovations team is currently testing delivery of live chickens and preparing the product for full-scale rollout.
Scale Innovations staff seek to improve our core operating model. By running trials with tens of thousands of farmers, they analyze targeted questions such as: does moving from a group liability loan to an individual liability loan improve repayment and customer satisfaction? Or they might investigate more radical ideas, such as setting up physical One Acre Fund shops to see if there are more efficient ways to deliver high-quality service to farmers. They try variations on our program with the goal of improving our scalability, impact, and financial sustainability.
On a day-to-day basis, nearly all roles involve a mix of activities:

Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff , running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
Communicating with other teams: working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.
One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural field programs at a scale of 1,000+ full-time staff per country. Program Associates benefit from this past experience, quickly building their skill-set through immersion in our operating environment. At the same time, the main role of Program Associates is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve our operations. This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

- Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience
- Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
- Top-performing undergraduate background (include final grade/marks/GPA).
- Humility
- A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.
- Language: English

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Expiring: Sep 30, 2016

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