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Project Administrator- Horticurity Project

TechnoServe

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1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Job Title: Project Administrator

Project: Horticurity Project

Department: Operations

Location: Asaba, Delta state

Reports to: Project Manager

About TechnoServe:

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. 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Project Manager and a dotted line reporting to the Operations coordinator/designate, TechnoServe Nigeria, the Project Administrator is a dynamic and agile position that will play a key role in enabling the implementation of project operational activities in an efficient and compliant manner while ensuring the effective use of resources for maximum impact.

Program/Practice/Department Overview:

Horticurity which is a fusion of horticulture and security is a two-year project which aims to increase the accessibility and availability of fruits and vegetables (F&V) while improving the resilience of low-income communities in Delta and Kano States to climate and economic shocks. A 24-months project implementation that commenced in October 2023 will seek to enable better access to more affordable F&Vs, increase the availability of selected F&V, and strengthens the 2,240 project clientsâ capability to withstand both economic and climate shocks

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Administration, logistics, and office management

Perform procurement functions, ensuring procurement of goods and services in compliance with TechnoServe 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, resourced, 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. Support the drivers and office cleaners for optimum performance. 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. Perform any other related duties that may evolve from time to time.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelorâs 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. Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and basic functional knowledge of field accounting software packages.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with donor-funded 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 written and spoken English

Travel : Minimal

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

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Closing Statements:

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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