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  • Posted on: 7 October, 2015 Deadline: 16 October, 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 a highperforming, results-oriented professional to serve as Market Section Manager.

    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.

    We are seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of:

    Market Section Manager

     

    Job Description

    • 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 pursue.

    Responsibilities

    • 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
    • Ensuring:
      • 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 mentoring and coaching
    • Ensuring good linkages with the Results Measurement team
    • 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, is essential
    • 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
    • The role is based in Abuja, although travel within extensive northern Nigeria will be required.

    Remuneration
    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 a business advisory or agricultural management role and a passion for development in Nigeria.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (maximum of three pages), full details of two referees, salary history and a 1 page covering letter outlining how your skills and competencies match the requirements of this post to: msmrecruit@propcommaikarfi.org

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    Intervention Manager/Business Development Manager

     

    Responsibilities
    You will be:

    • Able to lead and manage programme interventions, including design, strategy, planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of intervention activities
    • Experienced at developing and maintaining productive relationships with project partners (mostly businesses) and internal colleagues
    • Able to collaborate with partners to help them assess and develop new business opportunities and practices relevant to rural communities
    • Able to demonstrate an understanding of agricultural and other rural markets in Nigeria as well as the cultural and socio-economic context in which the programme operates
    • Familiar with how businesses really work and what they need to succeed
    • Entrepreneurial and flexible, able to adapt to fast-changing working context
    • A team player with a proven ability to work effectively with others in a multicultural setting
    • Competent user of Excel, Word, Powerpoint and possibly statistical packages
    • A fluent Hausa speaker with good command of the English language

    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
    • The opportunity to truly “make a difference”
    • A competitive salary with benefits

    The role is based in Abuja, although travel within northern Nigeria will be required.

    • Applications are encouraged from all those who can clearly demonstrate sound evidence of success in a business advisory or agricultural management role and a passion for development in Nigeria.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (maximum of three pages), full details of your referees, salary history and a 1 page covering letter outlining how your skills and competencies match the requirements of this post to: imrecruit@propcommaikarfi.org

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    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should see preferred Job Details for Method of Application.

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