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Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) Job Recruitment

Jan 29, 2020, 1:37 PM
Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.
We are currently recruiting for an anticipated program focused on developing the local Nigerian dairy sector in the vacant positions below:   Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Type: Full Time Reports to: National Team Lead Travel: Limited travel across project States in Nigeria
About the Program
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. The program will span 5 years and will
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
Role Summary
  • He/she will be required to manage sub-grantees recruited to support the nutrition study which will comprise of a baseline assessment incorporating anthropometric and related health indications to assess malnutrition levels; an in-depth assessment of food basket and consumption patterns among smallholder farming communities to uncover dependencies or causalities influencing the malnutrition situation; testing and investigation of approaches to address malnutrition and influence improved nutrition outcomes and the organization of a stakeholders meeting to obtain buy-in from stakeholders in the government, private and development sectors on the proposed approaches. These program activities will be undertaken with dairy products as a central theme.
  • The role of the Nutrition Specialist would involve serving as the project’s technical advisor on nutrition activities, as well as managing and leading the execution of a holistic nutrition study that will assess the nutrition situation in smallholder farming communities in Northern and Southern Nigeria.
  • The nutrition specialist will also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure services are provided to smallholder dairy farmers while working with stakeholders at the federal and state ministries of agriculture as well as development agencies involved in the program to design and implement sensitive approaches for enhancing the livelihood of smallholder dairy farmers improving their nutrition.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Sub-Grantee Management: Nutrition Study:
  • Assist the National Team Lead to maintain good relations with project beneficiaries, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the preparation of the results of the nutrition studies in compelling formats for eventual publication on selected platforms.
  • Participate in public forums to share and communicate the results of the study to public, private and development sector stakeholders around the dynamics influencing the success of dairy development , nutrition interventions targeted at West Africa.
  • Work with the National Team Lead to develop proposed nutrition interventions and a framework for the implementation of those interventions.
  • In coordination with the ALDDN’s Project Management Office (PMO), partner dairy processors, the Nutrition Specialist and the sub-grantee for the nutrition study, the Nutrition Coordinator will plan, design and lead the execution of the nutrition study in smallholder farming communities in Northern and Southern Nigeria.
  • Oversee the development of harmonized methodologies, approaches and instruments for conducting the Nutrition Study.
  • In coordination with the National Team Lead, oversee the organization of two stakeholder meetings to share the results of the nutrition study and obtain buy-in for proposed nutrition interventions
  • Oversee the development of regular progress reports on the nutrition studies for the PMO and project funder use.
  • Oversee the development of interim and final project reports from the nutrition studies for onward submission to stakeholders in the public, private and development sectors.
  • Assist the National Team Lead in the selection, contracting and remuneration of sub-grantees working on the nutrition study in accordance with donor guidelines.
  • Oversee the development of regular progress reports on the gender studies for the PMO and project funder use.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in the selection, contracting and remuneration of sub-grantees working on the nutrition study in accordance with donor guidelines.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in supporting the implementation of other project activities, including the women empowerment component of the program.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Assist the National Team Lead and Project Coordinators to develop project strategies, project plans technical capacity building interventions, activities and policies related to implementing the gender and nutrition components of the ALDDN project.
  • Participate in regular field visits to project sites (up to 50% of the time) to ensure high quality project performance and monitor and track progress against project timelines.
  • Support the National Team Lead, M&E team and other sub-grantees on the collection and reporting of program results especially with regards to the baseline studies and any nutrition-related interventions.
  • Support the National Team Lead in monitoring progress and evaluation of project activities including financial performances.
  • Assist the National Team Lead in preparation of progress reports (quarterly, annual, final) and respond to the queries related to the nutrition components of the project.
  • Coordinate with federal, state and local governments, communities, project beneficiaries, private sector service providers and suppliers, consultants, and other stakeholders at project level for effective delivery of project activities.
Relationship Management:
  • Build relationships and partnerships with a wide range of Government officials including ministerial directors at the national level, state and local levels, and representatives from multiple ministries at the management, technical and administrative levels.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with potential implementing partners as necessary, including meetings at a senior level with key NGO implementing personnel to discuss issues related to the effective implementation and support for potential interventions.
  • Develop and maintain relations with a wide variety of stakeholders working on malnutrition, agriculture-nutrition, food security issues to ensure coordination of activities, support best practices, and build partnerships.
  • Represent the Project on technical working groups focused on nutrition issues including initiatives such as the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) working group.
Minimum Qualification and Requirements Candidates should have:
  • Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • High evaluation, data collection, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with senior management of technical partners and senior government officials.
  • Understanding of the social and cultural contexts that underpin Fulani and smallholder farming communities in Nigeria.
  • Proficiency in the English language (required) and Yoruba, Hausa and Fulfulde (preferred).
  • Master’s degree in Nutrition Studies, Development Studies or any related field, or a relative discipline with at least two years of work experience in a similar capacity in Nigeria or West Africa, or
  • Bachelor’s in Nutrition or a Social Science course with at least five years of work experience in women’s nutrition issues, with skills and abilities working with women in Nigeria or West Africa.
  • Knowledge of international and local stakeholders in Nigeria in the agriculture, health, food aid and nutrition sectors.
  • Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
     
Job Title: Operations Manager Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Type: Full Time Reports to: National Team Lead Travel: Travel across project States in Nigeria
About the Program
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. The program will span 5 years and will:
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Human Resources: Establish policies that promote Sahel’s culture and vision as well as encourage maximum performance and dedication among program team members. Lead the development and deployment of human resources strategies, including recruitment, on-boarding, performance appraisal and off-boarding processes. Serve as a point of contact for program personnel-related inquiries.
  • Administrative and Infrastructure: Coordinate program offices’ operational processes and logistics. Oversee knowledge management and IT systems and processes in compliance with Sahel’s policies and standards. Manage all subcontractors and leasing contracts
  • The Operations Manager’s primary responsibilities are outlined below. S/he is however expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
  • Program Operations and Compliance: Oversee program operations and implement sound internal control practices in all project offices. Ensure the program has effective operational procedures and processes in place for office management, local procurement, assets/fleet management and logistics, consultant and subcontractor administration, etc. in alignment with global best practices, Nigerian laws and regulations, Sahel’s policies and standard operating procedures, and donor requirements. Manage relationship with subgrantees and subcontractors and ensure they comply with program guidelines.
Minimum Required Skills & Experience Professional Qualifications:
  • Minimum of eight (5) years of senior-level experience as Operations Manager in leading organizations or in large complex projects/programs with demonstrated results, skills and a track record of delivering beyond expectations
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related field
Operational Expertise:
  • Experience leading operations, procurement, HR and admin in a complex, international organization and/or in large multifaceted programs
  • A familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality is also required
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and task facilitation
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks effectively
Leadership Skills:
  • Experience managing and coordinating teams to deliver in in a complex environment
  • Experience developing and managing a culture of continuous learning and improvement
Communication & Interpersonal Skills:
  • Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills to support effective work through implementing partners
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willingness to travel across program states within Nigeria, with a focus on Northern Nigeria.
  • Excellent judgement. Ability to understand current issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Possess outstanding professional reputation
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of a Cover Letter and Resume to: recruiting@sahelcp.com Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
   
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst - Advancing Local Dairy Development in Nigeria (ALDDN) Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Type: Full Time Reports to: National Team Lead Travel: Travel across project States in Nigeria
About the Program
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. If approved, the program will span 5 years and will:
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Use adequate ICT solutions to ease the process of collecting, managing, analyzing and protecting program data. Support the CoP in preparing program reports (monthly, quarterly, annually).
  • Evaluation: Oversee program wide assessments and surveys including baseline, midterm, and end line evaluative surveys. This might entail leading recruitment, orientation, deployment, and management of external consultants.
  • Additional responsibilities: Directly supervise the program’s M&E Staff and consultants. Create opportunities for reflection and learning among M&E advisors and practitioners from partnering organizations supporting the program implementation. Share M&E learning and experiences in broader regional and global discussions, and with peer organizations
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’s primary responsibilities are outlined below. S/he is however expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
  • Planning and Oversight: Ensure the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation of the program.
  • Monitoring & Reporting: Support the CoP to monitor the program implementation’s progress on a regular basis against donor and Sahel quality standards through monitoring visits, data quality audits, and spot checks. Support the CoP in ensuring that the lessons learnt from ongoing program monitoring are incorporated into its implementation.
Minimum Required Skills & Experience
  • Professional Qualification: Degree in Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics or a related discipline
Technical Expertise:
  • Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience in database design and other tools for information management
  • Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and statistical software such as SPSS and STATA
  • At least 3 years’ hands on experience designing, developing, and using M&E systems in a complex, international organization and/or in large multifaceted programs
  • Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and using results-based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans
Communication & Interpersonal Skills:
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Willingness to travel to program locations
  • Excellent judgement. Ability to understand current issues quickly and make wise decisions
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of a Cover Letter and Resume to: recruiting@sahelcp.com Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Note
  • Sahel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Preference is for female for gender balance
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Please note that the position is subject to donor approval of the program
  Application Deadline Open until filled.    
Job Title: Field Cordinator Locations: Jigawa & Kaduna
About the Program Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. The program will span 5 years and will:
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
Primary Purpose
  • The Field Coordinators will ensure high quality implementation of Sahel projects in Northern Nigeria
  • He/she will lead the planning, coordination of, management and reporting of project activities at the state and local level, engaging with key stakeholders on the one hand and reporting to Sahel’s Program Management Office (PMO) on the other hand with the objective of achieving projects’ goals.
Duties and Responsibilities Program Implementation:
  • Lead the engagement with the implementing partners, service providers and other key stakeholders including federal, state and local governments and other entities involved in the program’s activities to deliver on the targets for the program
  • In coordination with the Sahel PMO, facilitate the development of project strategies, plan technical capacity building interventions, activities and policies related to increasing the production and productivity of smallholder dairy farmers.
  • Coordinate field activities, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Report on follow up, trainings, support provided to groups, monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Document success stories and case studies.
  • Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
  • Building daily progress reports into quarterly, annual and final reports and respond to the queries related to project particularly technical aspects of the project.
  • Ensure that all project documentation is well organized and easy to access on the portal.
  • Abide Sahel’s procedures and policies for compliance, including financial, procurement etc.
  • Support program managers in the management process to implementing partners and contractors. Ensure effective utilization of project funds by grantees.
  • Support the Program Manager in planning, reviewing and tracking progress on project, implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources, effective financial management and reporting.
  • Assist the Program Manager in preparing quarterly and annual progress reports
Required Skills & Experience
  • High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work across cultures and religions, with strong communication and listening abilities, good problem-solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level
  • Strong program management skills and high level of analytical skills in planning and project implementation
  • Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
  • Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • Sound knowledge of local environment
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • Proficiency in the English language (required) and Hausa (preferred).
  • University Degree in Agriculture or related field with 3 years’ relevant experience at field level of community development with a strong understanding of social development
  • Strong networks with key stakeholders in the agriculture landscape in both the public, private and development sector. Experience in collaborating and managing relationships with federal and state governments, donors, private sector and other key stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent personal organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their Word-formatted single document consisting of Cover Letter and CV to: recruiting@sahelcp.com Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Note
  • We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Applicants are strongly advised not to do phone calls.
  • Only candidates who live in Jigawa and Kaduna will be considered.
   
Job Title: Field Coordinator Location: Jigawa
About the Program Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. The program will span 5 years and will:
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
Primary Purpose
  • He/she will lead the planning, coordination of, management and reporting of project activities at the state and local level, engaging with key stakeholders on the one hand and reporting to Sahel’s Program Management Office (PMO) on the other hand with the objective of achieving projects’ goals.
  • The Field Coordinators will ensure high-quality implementation of Sahel projects in Northern Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities Program Implementation:
  • Lead the engagement with the implementing partners, service providers and other key stakeholders including federal, state and local governments and other entities involved in the program’s activities to deliver on the targets for the program
  • In coordination with the Sahel PMO, facilitate the development of project strategies, plan technical capacity building interventions, activities and policies related to increasing the production and productivity of smallholder dairy farmers.
  • Coordinate field activities, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Report on follow up, trainings, support provided to groups, monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Document success stories and case studies.
  • Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
  • Building daily progress reports into quarterly, annual and final reports and respond to the queries related to project particularly technical aspects of the project.
  • Ensure that all project documentation is well organized and easy to access on the portal.
  • Abide Sahel’s procedures and policies for compliance, including financial, procurement etc.
  • Support program managers in the management process to implementing partners and contractors. Ensure effective utilization of project funds by grantees.
  • Support the Program Manager in planning, reviewing and tracking progress on project, implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources, effective financial management and reporting.
  • Assist the Program Manager in preparing quarterly and annual progress reports
Required Skills & Experience
  • Strong program management skills and high level of analytical skills in planning and project implementation
  • Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
  • Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • Sound knowledge of local environment
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • Proficiency in the English language (required) and Hausa (preferred)
  • University degree in Agriculture or related field with 3 years’ relevant experience at field level of community development with a strong understanding of social development
  • Strong networks with key stakeholders in the agriculture landscape in both the public, private and development sector. Experience in collaborating and managing relationships with federal and state governments, donors, private sector and other key stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent personal organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work across cultures and religions, with strong communication and listening abilities, good problem-solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
     
Job Title: Nutrition Specialist Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Type: Full Time Reports to: Chief of Party (CoP) Travel: Limited travel across project States in Nigeria
About the Program
  • Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live.
The program will span 5 years and will:
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
Role Summary
  • He/she will be required to manage sub-grantees recruited to support the nutrition study which will comprise of a baseline assessment incorporating anthropocentric and related health indications to assess malnutrition levels; an in-depth assessment of food basket and consumption patterns among smallholder farming communities to uncover dependencies or causalities influencing the malnutrition situation; testing and investigation of approaches to address malnutrition and influence improved nutrition outcomes and the organization of a stakeholders meeting to obtain buy-in from stakeholders in the government, private and development sectors on the proposed approachesThese program activities will be undertaken with dairy products as a central theme
  • The nutrition specialist will also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure services are provided to smallholder dairy farmers while working with stakeholders at the federal and state ministries of agriculture as well as development agencies involved in the program to design and implement sensitive approaches for enhancing the livelihood of smallholder dairy farmers improving their nutrition.
  • The role of the Nutrition Specialist would involve serving as the project’s technical advisor on nutrition activities, as well as managing and leading the execution of a holistic nutrition study that will assess the nutrition situation in smallholder farming communities in Northern and Southern Nigeria
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Sub-Grantee Management - Nutrition Study:
  • Oversee the development of interim and final project reports from the nutrition studies for onward submission to stakeholders in the public, private and development sectors.
  • Assist the National Team Lead in the selection, contracting and remuneration of sub-grantees working on the nutrition study in accordance with donor guidelines.
  • Oversee the development of regular progress reports on the gender studies for the PMO and project funder use.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in the selection, contracting and remuneration of sub-grantees working on the nutrition study in accordance with donor guidelines.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in supporting the implementation of other project activities, including the women empowerment component of the program
  • In coordination with the ALDDN’s Project Management Office (PMO), partner dairy processors, the Nutrition Specialist and the sub-grantee for the nutrition study, the Nutrition Specialist will plan, design and lead the execution of the nutrition study in smallholder farming communities in Northern and Southern Nigeria.
  • Oversee the development of harmonized methodologies, approaches and instruments for conducting the Nutrition Study.
  • In coordination with the National Team Lead, oversee the organization of two stakeholder meetings to share the results of the nutrition study and obtain buy-in for proposed nutrition interventions
  • Oversee the development of regular progress reports on the nutrition studies for the PMO and project funder use.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Develop and maintain relations with a wide variety of stakeholders working on malnutrition, agriculture-nutrition, food security issues to ensure coordination of activities, support best practices, and build partnerships.
  • Represent the Project on technical working groups focused on nutrition issues including initiatives such as the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) working group.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with a wide range of Government officials including ministerial directors at the national level, state and local levels, and representatives from multiple ministries at the management, technical and administrative levels.
  • Support the National Team Lead in monitoring progress and evaluation of project activities including financial performances.
  • Assist the National Team Lead in preparation of progress reports (quarterly, annual, final) and respond to the queries related to the nutrition components of the project.
  • Coordinate with federal, state and local governments, communities, project beneficiaries, private sector service providers and suppliers, consultants, and other stakeholders at project level for effective delivery of project activities.
  • Assist the National Team Lead to maintain good relations with project beneficiaries, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with potential implementing partners as necessary, including meetings at a senior level with key NGO implementing personnel to discuss issues related to the effective implementation and support for potential interventions
  • Assist the National Team Lead and Project Coordinators to develop project strategies, project plans technical capacity building interventions, activities and policies related to implementing the gender and nutrition components of the NDDP.
  • Participate in regular field visits to project sites (up to 50% of the time) to ensure high quality project performance and monitor and track progress against project timelines
  • Support the National Team Lead, M&E team and other sub-grantees on the collection and reporting of program results especially with regards to the baseline studies and any nutrition-related interventions.
  • Oversee the preparation of the results of the nutrition studies in compelling formats for eventual publication on selected platforms.
  • Participate in public forums to share and communicate the results of the study to public, private and development sector stakeholders around the dynamics influencing the success of dairy development , nutrition interventions targeted at West Africa.
  • Work with the National Team Lead to develop proposed nutrition interventions and a framework for the implementation of those interventionsRelationship Management
Minimum Qualification and Requirements Candidates should have:
  • Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • High evaluation, data collection, analytical and report writing skills
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with senior management of technical partners and senior government officials
  • Understanding of the social and cultural contexts that underpin Fulani and smallholder farming communities in Nigeria.·
  • Proficiency in the English language (required) and Yoruba, Hausa and Fulfulde (preferred).
  • Master's degree in Nutrition Studies, Development Studies or any related field, or a relative discipline with at least two years of work experience in a similar capacity in Nigeria or West Africa, or·
  • Bachelor’s in Nutrition or a Social Science course with at least five years of work experience in women’s nutrition issues, with skills and abilities working with women in Nigeria or West Africa.
  • Knowledge of international and local stakeholders in Nigeria in the agriculture, health, food aid and nutrition sectors.
  • Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply
     
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Location: Abuja Job Type: Full Time Reports to: National Team Lead Travel: Travel across project States in Nigeria
About the Program Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. The program will span 5 years and will:
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the National Team Lead in ensuring that the lessons learnt from ongoing program monitoring are incorporated into its implementation. Use adequate ICT solutions to ease the process of collecting, managing, analyzing and protecting program data.
  • Support the National Team Lead in preparing program reports (monthly, quarterly, annually).
  • Evaluation: Oversee program-wide assessments and surveys including baseline, midterm, and end line evaluative surveys. This might entail leading recruitment, orientation, deployment, and management of external consultants.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’s primary responsibilities are outlined below. S/he is however expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
  • Planning and Oversight: Ensure the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high-quality implementation of the program.
  • Monitoring & Reporting: Support the National Team Lead to monitor the program implementation’s progress on a regular basis against donor and Sahel quality standards through monitoring visits, data quality audits, and spot checks.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Share M&E learning and experiences in broader regional and global discussions, and with peer organizations
  • Directly Supervise Field Coordinators. Create opportunities for reflection and learning among M&E advisors and practitioners from partnering organizations supporting the program implementation.
Minimum Required Skills & Experience Professional Qualification:
  • Degree in Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics or a related discipline
Technical Expertise:
  • Experience in database design and other tools for information management
  • Competent in MS Excel, word processing, PowerPoint and statistical software such as SPSS and STATA
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Good interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills
  • At least 3 years' hands-on experience designing, developing, and using M&E systems in a complex, international organization and / or in large multifaceted programs.
  • Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and using results-based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Willingness to travel to program locations.
  • Excellent judgement.
  • Ability to understand current issues quickly and make wise decisions
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply  
Application Deadline Open until filled.

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