Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Team Leader - GRM International (Apply by: 15 May 2014)


Job Title: Team Leader

GRM Job Reference: TH-05754-PRJ

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Location: Abuja, Nigeria


Apply by: 15 May 2014
Background:

Nigeria has the largest number of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa: 84.5% of Nigerians – 133m people – live on less than USD 2 per day. Inequality has risen in the last decade, and the position of women is particularly unequal. Rural households are the poorest in Nigeria and therefore poverty will not be reduced without a focus on agriculture and rural enterprise.  Poverty in the north of the country is worst: 77% or people live on less than USD1.25 per day, compared to 69% nationally. In the  bulk  of  health  and  education  indicators,  northern  states  rank  lower  than  their  southern counterparts. Northern Nigeria is also vulnerable to severe climatic impacts and, increasingly, to conflict and insecurity.

Propcom Mai-Karfi is a DFID funded (£25m) programme that aims to increase the incomes of poor men and women in northern Nigeria by: (a) stimulating sustainable, pro-poor growth in selected rural markets; and, (b) improving the position of poor men and women within these market systems, to make them more inclusive for poor people.  GRM International manages the programme on behalf of DFID.  The programme will promote improvements in up to eight market systems that have the potential to create sustainable economic opportunity for the poor.   These are likely to include: fertilizer, tractors, seed, soy, soap, grain storage and poultry.   The programme started in January 2012 and is already fully operational.

Propcom Mai-karfi has the potential to sustainably and significantly improve the livelihoods of over 500,000 poor people in Northern Nigeria.   It is expected that the programme will deliver the following results:
  • At least 500,000 poor people in Northern Nigeria, 50% women, will see their incomes raised by at least 50%;
  • At least £100m of additional public and private investment will be stimulated in support of the agriculture sector.

Outline of Position

The Team Leader (TL) is responsible for the management of Propcom Mai-karfi and successful delivery of services as described in the client Head Contract. 

Key Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks
  • Programme Management
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  • Client Relationship Management and Reporting
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  • Stakeholder Management
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  • Personnel Management
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  • Financial Management and Procurement
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  • Programme Administration
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  • Deliverables and Reports

The Team Leader will be supported by the Technical Director in all aspects of the technical delivery of the programme.  The Technical Director, Team Leader, Project Director and Project manager comprise the Project Direction Team, which meets periodically to review strategic direction, to plan and to take key decisions.

Candidate Requirements
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a senior management position, including in donor funded international development projects, preferably including DFID and in client facing roles. 
  • Successful track-record in delivery of complex programmes/projects and development of institutional capacity.
  • Strong technical track record in private sector development and in particular knowledge and credibility in the field of market development/making markets work for the poor (M4P)
  • Experience working in Nigeria an advantage.
  • Excellent leadership, management and organisational skills.
  • Strong representation and communication skills.
  • Experience working in post-conflict or fragile states an advantage.
  • Results orientated.
  • A team player.

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