Propcom Mai-karfi is an innovative, market-driven programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) that aims to reduce poverty in Nigeria.
The programme works with government, the private sector and businesses to enable rural markets to work better for the poor.
We understand that our staff is an extremely important part of our continuing success.
This is why we ensure that all our staff are encouraged and provided necessary facilities to make the best of their abilities.
As we are still growing, improving, and creating newer opportunities for qualified candidates, we are constantly searching for individuals who are hardworking, motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to be a contributing part of a large and constantly evolving team.
If you are interested in working with us, click apply.
It now has a three-year extension 2018-2021 to work in a reduced number of states from mid-2018:
Tier 1 (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe);
Tier 2 (Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi) and
Partnership states / Tier 3 (Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa).
To coordinate and manage the Knowledge Management requirements of the Propcom Mai-karfi Programme and ensure that programme knowledge is duly generated, organised for ease of retrieval and shared to help with effective management of the programme.
To contribute to and enhance the integration of gender and women’s economic empowerment across the Propcom Mai-karfi programme. This will include the embedding of the Propcom Maikarfi’s gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) strategy and framework within all its interventions ensuring the constant identification of gender and WEE implications and issues as well as the use of best practice within markets and, increasingly, its geo-political activities especially in the NE of Nigeria and in the three DFID Partner states.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Programme aims to provide economic assets directly to women and girls. Propcom Mai-karfi is helping to achieve this by helping to raise the income of poor women and poor men through agriculture and rural development. The gender aspect of the work will ensure that emphasis is placed on working through a holistic WEE approach and with markets where there is potential for women to sustainably increase their income.
The Gender and WEE Officer will be required to:
Nigeria/Africa, and other relevant global case studies
The Gender and WEE Officer will report to the Recovery Coordinator North East;
Political Economist: Critically analyses institutions using a visual model, objectively allocating roles and functions. Can prescribe an agenda to improve the institutional arrangements for the benefit of poor people. Rigorously analyses the way power and politics affects markets and poverty; can model the power relations; and can prescribe improvements for the benefit of poor people. Collects and arranges complex evidence within an Excel workbook; cost-benefit analysis of economic options; prescription and argument for pro-poor improvements in markets.
Management: Managing Performance: Contributes to overall programme output delivery by ensuring optimum performance of individual and teams. Strategic Thinking: Committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values. Influencing behavior:
Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans to advance the objectives of the programme
Gender and Women’s Empowerment Analyst: Has substantive knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and can critically analyse multiple gender and women’s empowerment situations, with an ability to apply a gender lens to economic development and pro-poor growth paradigms. Can quickly familiarize and understand differences within specific socio-cultural contexts, and has the ability not only to identify negative social norms as challenges, but can formulate the most appropriate and sustainable approaches for addressing these in a transformative way.
Communication: Confidently delivers tailored messages to various audiences using various media and tools. In two way communications asks insightful questions, validates the speaker’s feelings and points, and encourages the speaker; leaves the speaker feeling ‘heard’. Reports concisely and proactively with observations, analysis, and implications of the observations on project work and has the ability to present such findings to a variety of stakeholders in a concise and effective manner.
Relationship Builder: Quickly develops trusting relationships with others; proactively assesses and manages trust with others. Maintains industry, government and corporate networks and consistently forges new business relationships to fit strategic priorities. Identifies shared goals and develops effective strategies around those goals; follows-up on connections to catalyze positive relationships. Demonstrates neutrality and helps parties come to creative agreements and solutions, while keeping ownership with the parties.
Business Person: Understands the idea of the marketing mix (the 5 ‘P’s); can gather market info and give advice on marketing strategy; Advises on building and keeping good customer relations. Keeps records in more complex business environments; Advises on basic finances; Identifies and considers the financial risks of decisions; considers the economic value for the markets before making financial decisions. Understands how individual businesses work and what drives the decision-making of private sector partners. Delivers training workshops; Advises on selecting and recruiting staff; appreciates the importance of incentives for performance
Coach: Regularly engages with programme actors and stakeholders to uncover and identify specific needs; builds desire in the coachee to address the needs. Offers specific, constructive feedback to others; leaves the coachee feeling empowered to improve; actively seeks out feedback to improve; uses feedback in reviewing intervention strategies. Creates buy-in from the coachee to improve; helps develop action plans; provides support, while ensure coachee ownership over the process
Innovator: Tests out new ideas on an ongoing basis; failure encourages greater future effort; often demonstrates creative thinking; uses innovative approaches in the execution of work; actively searches for solutions beyond traditional boundaries. Makes time to reflect and codify learning; seeks out sources of learning; regularly adjusts actions based on comparing expected results against actual results; makes informed decisions based on lessons learnt from other interventions within the sector. Proactively shares both successful and unsuccessful endeavours; actively identifies issues that may hinder effective collaborations and devises means of minimizing these; takes a leadership role in a team
The Gender and WEE Officer should have;