ACDI VOCA Jobs in Nigeria [5 vacancies]

Latest jobs vacancies at ACDI / VOCA – in Nigeria September 30, 2022


ACDI / VOCA – Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

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  September 30, 2022. Nutrition Lead, Nigeria Livestock



Location:
 Abuja
Job Type: Long-term

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Job Description

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Nutrition Lead for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID. The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
  • The Nutrition Lead will lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive interventions and activities across the entirety of the program. The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022 and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Support, manage, and advocate for the integration of high quality and responsive approaches across the entirety of the program to increase availability, affordability, access to and consumption of safe, nutritious foods, particularly for women, youth, and other vulnerable groups
  • Oversee the implementation of field research to identify key opportunities for increasing food availability, affordability, accessibility, for the consumption of safe, nutritious food
  • Co-create the design and implementation of interventions that increase household production, access to, purchase, and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, particularly for women, youth, and other vulnerable groups, applying nutrition-sensitive best practices and input from ACDI/VOCA Home Office Technical Experts
  • Provide technical guidance on the development of tools, resources, and models to facilitate the integration of nutrition into agriculture and market systems development interventions
  • Design and conduct participatory workshops on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and/or food systems for program participants, including households, private sectors actors, and government
  • Facilitate the increased capacity of all staff members in nutrition
  • Direct implementation teams to carry out project activities as needed
  • Implement Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) best practices to inform and scale-up nutrition and food systems interventions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or relevant field required; master’s Degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience integrating nutrition into agriculture and/or market systems development projects, preferably in Nigeria
  • Experience working with food systems actors, including rural producers, farmers’ associations, agribusinesses, private sector agricultural production, private sector food processors, or governments desired
  • Understanding of gender- and youth-integrated agriculture concepts and ability to integrate gender into nutrition-sensitive approaches
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action
  • Excellent written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise manner
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

Market Systems Lead, Nigeria Livestock

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Long-term

Overview

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Market Systems Lead for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID.
  • The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
  • The Market Systems Lead will conduct analysis and necessary reflections for the development of a strategy and marketing action plan that will enable better positioning and increased market share and actors’ income.
  • The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022, and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to program beneficiaries in market identification and development, agricultural value chain development, agricultural supply chain management, private sector development, business development, regional and international trade policies, and promotion of investments
  • Design and implement strategies and project work plans to improve livestock productivity, strengthen market linkages, expand access to markets, support the development of diversified livelihoods opportunities, and strengthen input, service, and capacity building networks for livestock and diversified livelihoods activities
  • Provide technical assistance to agricultural product development via viable market orientation, considering the marketing issues related to the transition to high-value products
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with cooperatives, partners, collaborators, rural finance institutions, and any other associated stakeholders
  • Contribute to training of farmers and producer groups to better understand and analyze their markets
  • Collaborate with the M&E team to develop monitoring and evaluation tools on marketing outcomes
  • Support extension staff working with farmers and producer groups to create and/or diversified market linkages
  • Collaborate with the private sector to facilitate the purchasing and transport of agricultural products that meet target market quality standards
  • Ensure the reporting on results, changes, revenue generation, and profitability of marketed volumes ICT/digitization technologies and private sector engagement

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Management or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred
  • 6 years of experience in market studies, economic growth, trade, value chain development, competitiveness, or agricultural development programs
  • Experience with livestock programs focused on inclusive growth and resilience in Nigeria strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development and USAID’s value chain approach is preferred
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Finance Manager, Nigeria Livestock

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Long-term

Overview

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Finance Manager for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID. The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
  • The Finance Manager will provide leadership and direction to the Finance and Accounting team with close oversight of the project’s financial position. The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022, and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Finance and Accounting team with close oversight of the project’s finances, including financial analysis and accounting management.
  • Develop, oversee, and monitor all financial and accounting systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls, adapting them as necessary to meet changing regulations and best practices.
  • Establish efficient financial and operational systems including internal audits, compliance, and risk management.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process and review all financial plans and budgets, monitoring progress and changes.
  • Prepare and execute action plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and accounting operations and to mitigate operational and compliance risks.
  • Periodically assess the efficiency and effectiveness of finance and accounting procedures in relation to the delivery of technical activities on time and at optimum cost.
  • Ensure compliance with all USAID rules and regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures relating to finance and accounting.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or relevant field is required; Master’s Degree is desired.
  • 10 years of progressive work experience in financial control and audit related field in Nigeria.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a senior management position, providing oversight and management systems development.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international donor programs’ rules and regulations is required.
  • Strong written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

Resilience Lead, Nigeria Livestock

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Long-term

Overview

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced Resilience Lead for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID.
  • The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
  • The Resilience Lead will be responsible for working across the Activity’s areas to advance women and youth considerations at the production, processing, and marketing levels of interventions.
  • The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022, and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and manage systems to ensure cohesion across all technical sectors of the Activity
  • Ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered, and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the Activity
  • Strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities through improved livelihoods, climate change adaptation, social behavior change, and social capital, preferably through an integrated approach
  • Ensure the achievement of Activity goals and objectives in line with annual plans by providing technical advice and direction to the Activity team
  • Provide technical expertise, coordination, capacity building, and support to regional resilience initiatives for livestock systems
  • Represent the Activity in coordination, capacity building, and partnership meetings with regional policy, private sector companies, research organizations, and government/ministry staff
  • Oversee day-to-day planning, design, and operations of project and technical teams to ensure effective project implementation
  • Ensure achievement of learning objectives and use results to adapt program design as needed
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of reports and documents to USAID, national governments, ACDI/VOCA home office, and other partner organizations
  • Oversee and provide technical guidance to the directors for agriculture productivity, enterprise development, finance and investment, and nutrition
  • Provide leadership in community mobilization, consensus building, and grassroots advocacy regarding local issues such as land use, natural resource management, economic development, and disaster risk reduction
  • Prepare and supervise work plans, financial, logistical, and other documents.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Business Administration, Sociology, Gender, International Development, or relevant field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 7 years of prior work experience in international development, preferably in a food security, agricultural, or market systems context
  • Experience in training and facilitation
  • Knowledge of proven approaches and best practices for integrating women, youth, ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations into agriculture and economic growth programs
  • Experience in community mobilization, consensus building, and grassroots advocacy regarding local issues such as land use, natural resource management, economic development and disaster risk reduction preferred
  • Demonstrated experience advising on gender- and youth-sensitive and/or resilience monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Title: Director of Operations, Nigeria Livestock

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Long-term

Overview

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Director of Operations for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID.
  • The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
  • The Director of Operations will be expected to provide administrative management, including ensuring that interventions comply with USAID and Nigerian laws.
  • The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022, and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and refine operational systems and processes
  • Maintain communications with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to understand the program’s operational needs and status, so as to serve as a point of contact for operations information
  • Provide direction and guidance to staff on program compliance agreement as well as related ACDI/VOCA policies and USAID regulations
  • Manage and track the program’s requests to ACDI/VOCA’s contracts office to ensure an efficient and productive process
  • Oversee and manage Finance, HR, Accounting, Procurement, Grants and Security components of project operations
  • Ensure a smooth functioning of program activities including support for field office/program set-up and close-out, ongoing operations, and staff and consultant travel
  • Oversee the establishment and closing of field office operations and the training of field office operations staff to monitor field-based vendor performance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, or relevant field is required; Master’s Degree is desired
  • 7 years of experience in a senior management position, providing oversight and management systems development
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international donor programs’ rules and regulations is required
  • Strong written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Director of Operations, Nigeria Livestock

Job Title: Director of Operations, Nigeria Livestock | ACDI/VOCA | Location: Abuja | Employment Type: Long-term

Overview

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Director of Operations for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID.
  • The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
  • The Director of Operations will be expected to provide administrative management, including ensuring that interventions comply with USAID and Nigerian laws.
  • The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022, and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and refine operational systems and processes
  • Maintain communications with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to understand the program’s operational needs and status, so as to serve as a point of contact for operations information
  • Provide direction and guidance to staff on program compliance agreement as well as related ACDI/VOCA policies and USAID regulations
  • Manage and track the program’s requests to ACDI/VOCA’s contracts office to ensure an efficient and productive process
  • Oversee and manage Finance, HR, Accounting, Procurement, Grants and Security components of project operations
  • Ensure a smooth functioning of program activities including support for field office/program set-up and close-out, ongoing operations, and staff and consultant travel
  • Oversee the establishment and closing of field office operations and the training of field office operations staff to monitor field-based vendor performance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, or relevant field is required; Master’s Degree is desired
  • 7 years of experience in a senior management position, providing oversight and management systems development
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international donor programs’ rules and regulations is required
  • Strong written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.
  • ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
  • ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.