TechnoServe Nigeria Vacancies 2011 (3 positions)

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30 Mar, 2011

Category :

Vacancies in Nigeria

TechnoServe is an international nonprofit development organization founded in 1968 to help entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create jobs, income and economic opportunity for their families, their communities and their countries.

1.) Program Managers (Senoir & Junior)
Job Qualifications:
5-10 years of proven private sector strategy and management experience, including in several of the following areas – business development, consulting, training, financial analysis, marketing, business and funding proposal writing. B.S. or BA degree in business administration , economics, marketing or related discipline, MBA preferred

Entrepreneurial skills
Excellent client management skills.
Nigerian country experience and networks
Proven ability to motivate and encourage teams.
Proven program management skills including ability to develop team charters, workplans, and targets and manage against them
Agribusiness experience preferred

Job Responsibilities:
Refine and implement TechnoServe’s strategy for creating jobs and income in Nigeria
Develop, lead and manage programs, including building client business portfolio, ensuring quality control and cost-effectiveness and developing and managing knowledge
Manage and motivate expert consultants, employees and volunteers. Develop and manage program budgets
Represent TechnoServe on relevant advisory bodies
Provide hands-on support to TechnoServe clients in order to grow their businesses and maximize impact on the poor
Identify and secure additional donor funding for TechnoServe programs

2.) Crop/Value Chain Experts

Job Qualifications:
At least 1 0 years experience in agribusiness ideally in one of the following crops: aquaculture, cassava, rice, sorghum, cowpea, maize sesame
At least 5 years experience in the private sector
B.Sc. in agriculture, Master’s degree preferred. Strong field-based experience working with agricultural producers or processors in Nigeria
Proven track record of recommending technical solutions to private agriculture clients

Job Responsibilities:
Reach out to local stakeholders (farmers, producer associations, large corporations, government ministries, parastatals, regulatory bodies, etc.)
Identify existing crop/value chain analyses and recommendations
Identify agricultural best practices and analyze issues faced by agro-processors in Nigeria
Deliver actionable recommendations for sustainable expansion of local agricultural production and agro-processing
3.) Business Advisors (Senior & Junior)

Job Qualifications:
3-7 years experience in one or more of the following areas:
management consulting
operating own enterprise
working in sales, marketing, finance or operations in a large company
working in a financial institution
B.S. or B.A degree in business administration, economics, marketing or related discipline. Excellent client management skills.
Ability to understand, analyze, and construct business plans and financial statements
Proven experience managing teams and using work plans to structure own and team members’ work.
Ability to develop industry development strategy and recommend key interventions
Deep technical knowledge in agribusiness and/or agro-processing

Job Responsibilities:
Manage the design and implementation of TechnoServe’s assistance to entrepreneurs across one or more sectors
Provide hands-on support to TechnoServe clients (including farmers’ groups, cooperatives and processors) in order to grow their businesses and maximize impact on the poor.
Manage a small team of short-term experts or volunteer consultants, as needed
Collect and analyze key impact data on a quarterly basis

Application Deadline
4th April, 2011
How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send CV, Salary history and 3 references to: [email protected]

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