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  • Posted on: 3 February, 2015 Deadline: 11 February, 2015
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  • Propcom Mai-karfi, a six-year project working to improve the livelihoods of Nigeria’s rural poor through targeted market initiatives, is seeking high-performing, results-oriented Nigerian professionals to serve.

    Propcom Mai-karfi aims to increase incomes for 500,000 poor Nigerians, including 50% women, by enhancing employment opportunities and improving productivity in selected agricultural and other rural markets in Northern Nigeria. Propcom Mai-karfi, which runs through December 2017, is managed by GRM International, in partnership with Technoserve, for the UK Department for International Development

    Contracts Coordinator


    The Contracts Coordinator will be responsible for Propcom Mai-karfi's contract management process including the creation and/or utilisation of relevant contracts for programme consultants, contractors and vendors; the negotiation of contract rates as well as the management of contracts in collaboration with relevant supervising officers.

    Responsibilities will include:     .
    Managing contracts between Propcom Mai-karfi and all service providers


    • Fair and proper negotiations for all programme contracts
    • The existence and implementation of clear programme contracting guidelines
    • The existence and utilisation of effective contracts and giants tracking and management systems
    • All contracts meet relevant legal requirements
    • All invoices are vetted as submitted by vendors and consultants and availability of the required supporting documents
    • The effectiveness of the working relations between the programme and the Contracts and Compliance section in GRM HQ
    • That all contractual instruments are in line with the latest GRM guidelines
    • Advising the programme on legal implication of contracts or projects
    • Managing the procurement tender process for the programme
    • Overseeing the implementation of Grants

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • A Master's degree in a related discipline
    • Excellent skills in identifying relevant contractors and consultants' and negotiating appropriate contract and consultancy fee rates
    • Ability to develop relevant consultancy or contractual instruments and set milestones for monitoring of delivery
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Strong skills in business software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English


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    Market Section Manager


    The Market Section Manager will supervise and lead a market section comprising a number of Intervention Managers. This team will oversee interventions in several target markets and identify further opportunities for the programme to

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Providing overall strategic direction for the. market sector and all interventions within the sector; monitoring and quality assuring all intervention guides and resulting outputs
    • Identifying new markets in order to contribute to the overall programme strategy and liaising with the senior management team on potential markets
    • Initiating and managing all market related value chain analysis ensuring study designs, contracting and implementation are done in accordance to set standards
    • Driving the stakeholder analysis of the selected commodity chains as well as identifying potential agents of change
    • Overseeing the implementation of all market interventions ensuring initiative is taken and setting work plans for the intervention
    • Identifying and establishing strategic partnerships within the market and playing a lead role in managing all established partnerships


    • Administrative guidance is followed for grants, MoUs, and general administration
    • Budgets are managed for the markets being supervised
    • Security guidelines are followed by all team members
    • Improving the performance of the team through men or Hl:}:; coaching
    • Ensuring good linkages with the Results Measurementteam
    • Contributing to the overall leadership of the programme as part of the management team

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • A Master's degree in a related discipline
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Experience and knowledge of the agricultural inputs market in Northern Nigeria is a definite advantage.
    • Ability to develop well written, cohesive reports
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Hausa is desirable
    • Willingness to travel domestically, especially to the north of Nigeria
    • Strong skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint)
    • Previous experience on M4P projects preferred
    • Team management experience
    • Evidence of the ability to form strong partnerships
    • Credibility within the business community
    • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English

    Method of Application

    In return we offer:

    • A friendly and team-based working environment in Abuja
    • Opportunity to collaborate with national and international colleagues
    • Opportunity to make a vital contribution to an innovative Nigerian development programme     .
    • A competitive salary with benefits

    Applications are encouraged from all those who can clearly demonstrate sound evidence of success in contract management process - (developing, negotiating and managing) and a passion for development in Nigeria .

    Please send your CV (maximum of three pages), full details of two referees, salary history and aI page covering letter outlining how your skills and competencies match the requirements of this post to:

    • Contracts Coordinator >>>
    • Market Section Manager >>>

    Full details of the post can be found on our website:
    The closing date for application is February 11, 2015.

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