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  • Posted: Jan 18, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 14, 2022
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  • Diamond Development Initiatives is a not-for-profit development service provider. We have excellent knowledge of development issues and are experienced in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects. In addition, our understanding of best practices, strong institutional capacity, ability to support projects in an efficie...
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    Project Coordinator

    Location: Yola, Adamawa

    Background

    • Diamond Development Initiatives invites applications for nine positions in order to implement is component of the USAID Rural Resilience Activity The Activity.
    • The Activity seeks to increase smallholder household Incomes and reduce poverty in North Ester Nigeria through their improved participation in Inclusive agribusiness value chains and market opportunities.
    • The overall objective is to offer opportunities that will yield partnerships to at least 50,000 smallholder farmers in Boma, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe States to increase their incomes and reduce poverty in Northeastern Nigeria through their improved participation in incisive agribusiness value chains and market opportunities.
    • The Activity seeks to improve the resilience capacities of conflict-affected households, communities, and market systems using market-led approaches layered with complementary investments in humanitarian assistance in order to contribute to economic recovery and growth.
    • Diamond Development Initiatives will deploy a market-driven model that will address the constraints of weak institutions, rising cost and limited availability of Agri-inputs outreach to customers and out-growers, embedded services available to smallholders as well as limited and uncompetitive value addition and processing.
    • Working closely with public civil societies, and economic actors, the activity seeks to trade and support inclusive and resilient growth through agricultural competitiveness.

    Requirements

    • A Master's Degree in Crop Production, Agronomy, Extension or any related field
    • At least 5 years of direct involvement in community development work
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both vertaly and in writing and have a high proficiency in the use of a computer, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint presentation etc
    • Practical evidence of managing similar projects or folding such a position in the past
    • Familiarity with the culture, terrain and farming methods of the North East is a key requirement.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letters including a Cover Letter that explains how you meet the above criteria and a detailed Resume to: recruitment@ddinigeria.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

    Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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