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  • Posted on: 13 May, 2016 Deadline: 16 May, 2016
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  • ACDI/VOCA envisions a world in which everyone is empowered to build healthy families, resilient communities, and flourishing societies. Since 1963, we have partnered with public and private actors to find sustainable solutions that enable people to productively engage in local and global markets.

    From the beginning, we have been guided by cooperative principles that prioritize voluntary engagement, economic participation, and shared responsibility and learning. We apply sound business practices in our approach and create synergies by partnering with the commercial sector. Our local, tailored solutions facilitate connections that expand access to opportunities and strengthen markets. We maximize the effective use of resources to achieve lasting results.

    With a range of multidisciplinary tools and expert staff, we leverage our innovation and learning from more than 50 years’ experience. Working people-to-people, our network of technical volunteers share their expertise and skills. We deliver strategies that equip and empower individuals and communities.

     

    Join us as we pursue a world in which every woman and man is empowered to succeed in the global economy.

    Logistics and Security Consultant

     

    For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 34 projects in 26 countries and revenues of approximately $174 million.

    Logistics and Security Consultant, Nigeria

    USAID is requesting the services of LEO to identify key constraints to trade (focusing on SPS measures) within the maize and livestock value chains in West Africa and to gauge opportunities for potential SPS related investments along each chain. This will be a value chain analysis, again focusing on SPS needs and issues within the value chain, bringing together a wealth of knowledge about the targeted value chains by inventorying key SPS constraints that prohibit VC development and by prioritizing solutions to address identified SPS/VC constraints[1]. The in-country research will focus on four countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso.

    Given this context, ACDI/VOCA is seeking a logistics and security consultant for its in-country research in Nigeria.

    Specific Tasks
    1. Prepare logistics for meetings and site visits

    2. Obtain security information from the consultant’s professional contact’s network to ensure that identified sites are safe for conducting meetings

    3. Accompany technical team on identified sites towards the north of the country

    4. Obtain prices (labor, materials, etc.) for the study

    5. Print necessary materials

    Qualifications

    · Minimum Bachelor's degree required and preferably in security studies and logistical planning.

    · At least five to ten years of relevant experience in Nigeria and understanding the security situation in-country.

    · Demonstrable experience performing logistics for prior studies/projects in Nigeria.

    · Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team

    · Ability to plan and organize his/her work, efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results

    · Ability to receive/integrate feedback

    Method of Application

    Please send a CV and cover letter by no later than May 16th to leorecruit@joinav.org Please indicate “Logistics and Security Consultant” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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