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Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) will use the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta states. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 150,000 poor people, of whom 50 per cent will be women, by at least 50 per cent. In achieving this objective, MADE will work closely with the Chevron Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) programme. The project is now based in Port Harcourt, with travel around the region.
Objectives of the role:
The Senior M4P Portfolio Manager is required to work with the Team Leader and the Implementation Managers to engage with the key stakeholders in the selected value chains, to help clarify and define the specific activities during the Pilot phase and manage the collection of information on the additional interventions to be implemented during the project’s main implementation phase.
The M4P specialist will have line management and technical implementation roles to assist the four intervention managers and the three junior intervention managers to finalize and start their interventions, and lead the analysis into the additional interventions that will start at the beginning of the full time implementation in September.
The M4P specialist will coordinate with the Grants Team, and follow up any proposed initiatives or suggestions from the Team Leader, whenever grant funds might appropriately be used in support of NGOs, CSOs and other service providers, in support of local networking, and programme activities, to strengthen market development in the MADE intervention sectors.
Length of the project: 4 years Implementation
Start Date: ASAP August 2014
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervising and directing the implementation of pilot activities
Managing the development and finalizing design of two additional interventions
Key Skills & Qualifications:
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.