TECHNOSERVE CAREERS IN NIGERIA, MARCH 2011
NAIJA HOT VACANCIES 2011
TechnoServe (www.technoserve.org) is an international nonprofit development organization founded in 1968 to help entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build business that create jobs, income and economic opportunity for their families, their communities and their countries.
PROGRAM MANAGERS (Senior & Junior)
5-10 years 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
BS pr B.A degree in business administration, economics, marketing or related discipline, MBA preferred
Excellent client management skills
Nigerians country experience and networks
Proven ability to motivate and encourage teams
Proven program management skills including ability to develop team charters, work plans and target and manage against them
Agribusiness experience preferred
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 motive expert consultants, employees and volunteers
Develop and manage program budgets.
Represent TechnoServe clients in order to grow their business and maximize impact on the poor
Identify and secure additional donor funding for TechnoServe programs.
Crop/Value Chain Experts
At least 10years experience in agribusiness ideally in one of the following crops: aquaculture, cassava, rice, sorghum, cowpea, maize sesame
At least 5years experience in the private sector
BSC 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
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
BUSINESS ADVISORS (Senior & Junior)
3-7 years experience in one or more of the following areas:
1) Management consulting
2) Operating own enterprise
3) Working in sales, marketing, finance or operations in a large company
4) Working in a financial institution
B.S. or B.A degree in business administration, economics, marketing or related discipline
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Ability to understand, analyzes, and constructs 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
Manage the design and implementation of TechnoServe’s assistant to entrepreneurial across one or more sectors
Provide hands-on support to TechnoServe clients (including farmers’ groups, cooperatives and processors) in order to grow their business and maximize impact on the poor
Manage a small team of short-term expert or volunteer consultants, as needed
Collect and analyze key impact data on quarterly basis
MODE OF APPLICATION
To apply, please email CV, salary history and 3 references to:firstname.lastname@example.org
By 17:00 Monday, 4th April.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.
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