Job Title: Operations Coordinator, Prosper Cashew Project
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.
The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, Prosper Cashew (based in Abidjan), and a dotted line reporting to the Finance and Operations Manager, TechnoServe Nigeria. The Operations Coordinator is a dynamic and agile position that will play a key role in enabling the implementation of project activities in an efficient and compliant manner and ensuring the effective use of resources for maximum impact.
Prosper Cashew is a five-year, $26 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Food for Progress Program that aims to catalyze investment for the West African cashew processing sector by strengthening cashew processing facilities across Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. Over the next five years, the project will strengthen and revive existing cashew processing facilities and support the development of new processing facilities and other value chain enterprises as part of the project’s overall goal to increase the share of raw cashew nut that is processed in the region.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
Administration, logistics, and office managementPerform procurement functions, ensuring procurement of goods and services in compliance with TechnoServe and USDA policies and regulations and providing guidance to the project team on matters relating to procurement. Organizes end-to-end the logistics requirement of the project team, ensuring sound logistical arrangements are in place to support project implementation, including fleet and other resource management Coordinate project events and meetings, ensuring events such as training, workshops, conferences, and meetings are properly coordinated, managed, and executed Ensure adherence of project activities and staff to the country safety and security plans Perform administrative tasks to ensure TechnoServe adheres to local legal and statutory requirements Assume responsibility for document filing and develops office administrative procedures as required Coordinate meetings with the project team, consultants, and country office staff Ensure all documents are filed and maintained for auditing purposes Prepare accounts payable documents (e.g. invoices, payment requests) for approval Arrange meeting rooms, draft and disseminates meeting agendas, prepare briefing notes, and where necessary take meeting minutes which may include preparing and disseminating materials as instructed
Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, logistics, economics, or other related field. Alternatively, 2 years of professional experience in responsibilities related to procurement, logistics, and general office administration. Advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and basic functional knowledge of field accounting software packages.
Preferred Qualifications:Experience with donor-funded projects Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines Experience coordinating junior-level service-oriented staff and developing strong working relationships.
Required Languages : Proficiency in writing and speaking English
Travel : Minimal to none
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Strong sense of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness, and accountability for results Strong interpersonal and communication skills An ability to think critically and elevate risks to management A creative and entrepreneurial approach to resolving problems
Supervisory Responsibilities – The Operations Coordinator will provide support to the project driver.
Advert close date: July 23, 2023
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