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Recent Job Vacancies at Winrock International, 30th April, 2019

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Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantages, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology. Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Grants and Partnerships Director

Locations: Abuja & Niger, Nigeria
Group: Agriculture & Volunteer Programs

Background

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • Winrock is seeking a Grants and Partnerships Director for long-term assignment for a USAID funded project that will support agriculture extension & advisory services in Nigeria. The project will increase smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes, and household nutrition status in seven Feed the Future (FTF) focus states across four geographic zones in Nigeria (Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross-River, and Delta) through strengthening sustainable agricultural extension and advisory services. The project will particularly focus on aquaculture, cowpea, maize, rice, and soybean value chains.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide overall management, leadership, and oversight to all aspects of grant funding including pre-awards assessments, awards, implementation, subrecipient monitoring and evaluation, and final disposition and close-outs.
  • Develop and implement program’s grant strategy and in consultation with program staff and stakeholders identify and prioritize funding opportunities thru socio-economic analysis.
  • Develop grant fund communication and monitoring strategy.
  • Through the grant fund, develop mechanisms to facilitate private sector engagement and investment among various levels of target value chains.
  • Prepare and supervise relevant work plans, financial, logistical and other reporting documents in compliance with funding agreements.
  • Develop systems and support team efforts to monitor, track and report related grants fund management and audit recommendations.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Education: B.S. or equivalent University Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience:
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Degree in business, accounting, economics, public administration, or a related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years grants and contracts experience required
  • Financial management skills and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading sub award solicitation, selection, awarding, monitoring and closeout of a large grants program
  • USAID grant making experience is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience in conducting due diligence tests in the form of pre-award assessments; financial reviews or audits; or some other form of accountability assessments
  • Nigeria experience required
  • Strong communication and English writing skills. Preferred fluency in Hausa, Pidgin, or Yoruba desired
  • Demonstrated experience in soliciting for grantees, awarding grants and managing and mentoring grantees for results; Experience in conducting due diligence tests in the form of pre-award surveys and risk assessments; financial reviews or audits; or some other form of accountability assessments.

 

Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist

Locations: Abuja & Niger

Background

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • Winrock is seeking senior-level specialists for long-term assignment for a USAID funded project that will support agriculture extension & advisory services in Nigeria.
  • The experts will inform activities that increase smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes, and household nutrition status in seven Feed the Future (FTF) focus states across four geographic zones in Nigeria (Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross-River, and Delta) through strengthening sustainable agricultural extension and advisory services.
  • For this position, preference is given to those with previous private sector experience and advanced degrees. This position require fluency in English.

Senior Level Technical Specialists Include:

  • Extension system strengthening (public sector and private sector)
  • Business development specialist (business planning, supply chain analytics)
  • Agribusiness marketing  (supply chain, commodity sourcing, and sales.
  • Agronomy (productivity and marketing of cereals, legumes, and pulses)
  • Aquaculture (inland fish farming)
  • Post-harvest handling, storage, grading
  • Seed systems
  • Farmer association development
  • Financial services
  • Youth programming
  • Gender inclusion
  • Conflict sensitive approaches to agriculture development
  • Nutrition sensitive agriculture
  • Behavior change communication and measurement

Minimum Experience

  • Advanced Degree in a related field (or equivalent with additional professional experience)
  • Minimum ten years of professional experience in similar role
  • Experience working with private sector agribusiness
  • Proven experience developing partnerships
  • Fluency in English is required; Preferred fluency in Hausa, Pidgin, or Yoruba

 

Job Title: Operations Director

Location: Abuja
Group: Agriculture & Volunteer Programs

Background

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • Winrock is seeking Operations Director for long-term assignment for a USAID funded project that will support agriculture extension & advisory services in Nigeria.
  • The project will increase smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes, and household nutrition status in seven Feed the Future (FTF) focus states across four geographic zones in Nigeria (Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross-River, and Delta) through strengthening sustainable agricultural extension and advisory services. The project will particularly focus on aquaculture, cowpea, maize, rice, and soybean value chains.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Works with Winrock staff in the regional and Home Office to update project manuals as necessary
  • Ensure subcontractors and project expenditures including procurement comply with USAID regulations
  • Implements sound internal control practices in all project offices in accordance with Winrock policies
  • Directs the hiring and activities or project, administrative, and support staff
  • Supervises office functions and activities related to procurement, travel, records and filing systems, and short-term technical assistance mobilization
  • Ensures all project staff follow Winrock accounting policy
  • Develops and manages project budgets and sub-budgets
  • Monitors monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments, and advances to subs and consultants
  • Provides detailed analysis of costs, budgets, contract, and funding agency requirements as needed
  • Manages sub offices and oversees subcontracting processes and subcontract invoices
  • Approves and manages all employee, local consultants, subcontractor, and leasing contracts

Qualifications and Requriements
Education:

  • B.S. or equivalent university degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience:
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • At least 8 years of experience leading financial, administrative, and/or procurement of donor-funded programs (USAID experience strongly preferred)
  • Experience managing office staff
  • Experience managing small grants to local organizations desired
  • Familiarity with the USAID procurement process desired
  • Strong computer software skills in MS Excel and Word
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written with fluency in both English and preferred fluency in Hausa, Pidgin, or Yoruba

 

 

Job Title: M & E Director

Location: Abuja
Group: Agriculture & Volunteer Programs

Background

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • Winrock is seeking M&E Director for long-term assignment for a USAID funded project that will support agriculture extension & advisory services in Nigeria.
  • The project will increase smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes, and household nutrition status in seven Feed the Future (FTF) focus states across four geographic zones in Nigeria (Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross-River, and Delta) through strengthening sustainable agricultural extension and advisory services. The project will particularly focus on aquaculture, cowpea, maize, rice, and soybean value chains.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID and Feed the Future M&E requirements are met on timely basis and guides data collection, management of the data, and display of the results. This includes data analysis, reporting, and dissemination, and ensuring compliance.
  • Develop efficient and accurate data collection system that includes efficient processes for collecting data and ensuring data quality.
  • Provide general oversight of the M&E database, using it to track progress and trends, generate reports per USAID requirements, and conduct data quality checks.
  • Design the project’s Learning Agenda including surveys, case studies, and other tools to evaluate project impact, trends, and other learnings. Provide comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes to inform project interventions.
  • Strengthen M&E capacities across the project team, including but not limited to developing training curriculum and overseeing training activities related to data collection and reporting for field and partner staff
  • Develop decision-support tools and performance feedback mechanisms for project managers, partners, and beneficiaries

Qualifications and Requriements
Education:

  • Master’s degree that includes substantial coursework in statistics and other analytical methods, including but not limited to sociology, economics, and public policy

Experience:
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience managing monitoring systems for projects in Nigeria, USAID experience preferred
  • Strategic thinker, capable of understanding the “big picture” and working out detailed solutions
  • Experience using data to support evidence-based decision-making
  • Experience with DevResults system highly desired
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, MS Access
  • Experience working on an M&E team and managing M&E staff
  • Detail oriented

Other:

  • High level of English and preferred fluency in Hausa, Pidgin, or Yoruba

Disclaimer:

  • This position is contingent upon donor approval

 

Deadline: 15th May, 2019.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Nigeria.jobs@winrock.org  indicating position title in the subject line

Note

  • The e-mail should contain your CV, Cover Letter, and three (3) professional references.
  • Winrock will only contact candidates considered for the position.

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