Team lead

ACDI/VOCA Nigeria

Job Summary

ACDI/VOCA - For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global ...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

ACDI/VOCA - For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, DC., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 34 projects in 26 countries and revenues of approximately $174 million.

Job Description

  • ACDI/VOCA is recruiting a Team Leader for an agricultural value chain project being implemented in multiple states in northern Nigeria
  • The project office will be located in either Zaria, Kaduna or Kano, Nigeria. English proficiency is required; Hausa competence is desired. ACDI/VOCA requires 10 years of experience in the implementation and management of agricultural value chain projects
  • The position is long term (two – three years) and requires travel in northern Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • The overall task of the Team Leader is to provide continuity and leadership of all project technical and operational activities. In this role, the Team Leader shall:
  • Provide overall leadership and technical direction for the program, including leading the strategic planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Design, develop and implement strategies and project work plans to improve productivity, strengthen market linkages, and expand access to markets for farmers.
  • Ensure ACDI/VOCA meets all deliverables of the highest quality and on time.
  • Serve as the principal liaison with program and technical staff, government partners, and private sector value participants and service providers.
  • Lead efforts to collect, synthesize and disseminate clear information through technical reports and periodic progress reports.
  • Develop professional relationships, and further program goals and objectives.
  • Oversee program administration, human resources management, budget pipeline, and finances, ensuring compliance with ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with other project managers, donors, and other indigenous and international NGOs to ensure positive visibility of project activities.

Qualifications

  • 10 years of professional management experience, ideally with agricultural value chain projects.
  • Profound knowledge of and international work experience in management of agricultural support services
  • Experience implementing multi-donor procedures, policies, and reporting requirements in a high level managerial role of Team Leader, Chief of Party, Program Director is highly desired.
  • Advanced (at least a Master's) Degree from a recognized University in Management, Agricultural Development, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business, or other pertinent fields desired.
  • Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments.
  • Oral, written, and spoken English fluency required.
  • Hausa competency desired.

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