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  • Posted on: 9 February, 2016 Deadline: 19 February, 2016
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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 high- performing, 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. Propcom Mai-karfi, which runs through December 2017, is managed by Palladium, in partnership with Technoserve, for the UK Department for International Development.

    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 pursue. 

    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
    • 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
    • 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

    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

    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.

    Please send your CV (maximum of three pages), full details referees 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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    Job Details

    • The driver will be responsible for the maintenance of the programme vehicles and the provision of safe and reliable driving services to programme staff.
    • The incumbent will also provide administrative and clerical support services as requested by the programme team.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Ensuring that assigned vehicle is clean, road worthy and compliant with DFTD and Palladium Operating Security Standards,
    • Provide reliable and safe driving services to programme personnel as required,
    • Support the delivery and collection of Ca rgo/mail, documents and other errands as directed by authorized programme personnel in accordance with set guidelines,
    • Conduct office pick-ups and drop-offs for authorized staff and consultants,
    • Assist the Personnel Manager with immigration and customs formalities as required.

    Required Skills & Experience

    • A minimum of an OND qualification
    • The ability to communicate fluently in English and Hausa languages
    • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar position within an international development project
    • Understanding of the mechanics of vehicles will be advantageous
    • Demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian road networks (with particular emphasis on northern Nigeria)
    • Demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian driving code and regulations
    • Ability to drive and work long hours when/if required

    To apply, send CV (maximum of three pages), full details of their referees and a 1 page covering letter outlining how their skills and competencies match the requirements of the post they are applying for to: driver@propcommaikarfi.org

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    Results Measurement Specialist


    Job Description

    • The Results Measurement Specialist will support the Results Measurement team on research, analyses and reporting. The incumbent will commission initiatives with contract agents, ensuring proper use of research fools and methods, and assist with research design and analyses.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Ensure that evidence of background research, analysis for markets and assumptions exist, and are used in a relevant manner,
    • Support market teams in developing measurement plans for markets which follow good research practices with documented outcomes,
    • Advise the Intervention Managers on planning, projecting, identifying, quantifying and verifying milestones and targets,
    • Ensure that proper documentation is maintained and updated regularly for specific markets in relation to the intervention guides, market strategy papers, and impact assessment reports,
    • All monitoring and impact assessment is carried out in a manner that allows gender disaggregation.
    • Provide feedback on various reports and data analyses done from various studies to facilitate the production of internal progress reports as well as contribute to overall programme reports to the donor,
    • Support specific research initiatives and consequently implement RM strategies for specific themes such as poverty, gender, climate and environment, etc. as required,
    • Provide weekly updates and plans to the RM Manager.

    Required Skills & Experience

    • A degree or similar qualification in Statistics, Economics or any other social science
    • Experience in designing, managing and implementing research projects
    • Experience in business development and project management
    • Experience in the development of surveys and data collection instruments for monitoring programmes
    • Previous data analysis experience using Microsoft Excel and any other data analysis tool
    • Previous experience using the M4P approach would be advantageous
    • Knowledge of the institutions and organizations and/or businesses which provide services to the agricultural sector in Nigeria
    • Experience or knowledge of northern Nigerian agricultural markets

    To apply, send CV (maximum of three pages), full details of their referees and a 1 page covering letter outlining how their skills and competencies match the requirements of the post they are applying for to: rmrecruit@propcommaikarfi.org

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    Intervention / Business Development Manager


    • The Intervention/Business Development Manager will manage one or more assigned interventions/markets, and report to a Market Section manager. Responsibilities will include:
    • Identify rural market opportunities, design strategies/intervention guides for developing these market areas/commodity chains, and lead implementation ,
    • Work with the Results Measurement team to design appropriate tools for monitoring the progress of interventions within the market sectors. Liaise with the RM team to design tools and conduct impact assessments for programme interventions,
    • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on programme interventions – including impact assessment reports,
    • Keep abreast of the political economy and how it impacts rural markets, and how changes in the functioning of markets may impact the political economy,
    • Actively contribute and innovate to advance the programme’s overall objective and results.

    Required Skills & Experience

    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

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

    Method of Application

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