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N2 Deputy Country Director (DCD) at the Sasakawa Africa Association

The Sasakawa Africa Association / Sasakawa Global 2000 (SAA/SG2000), a non-profit non-governmental organization with its office in Nigeria, promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smaliholder farmers in Nigeria in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations, and private sector.

We would like to recruit qualified and competent candidates from Nigerian nationals for the position below:

Job Title: N2 Deputy Country Director (DCD)

Location: Nigeria


  • The Deputy Country Director Reports technically and administratively to the Country Director.
  • He supports and deputizes the Country Director in managerial and program activities described as follows:

Expected Role (Overall):

  • Lead program development at the country level to ensure that country program goals, objectives and activities are properly aligned with the overall SM plan of work, and that appropriate expertise is brought to bear in timely ways.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance of project implementation, including Capacity building for extension agents (SAFE Programme), and ensuring the delivery of impact to the satisfaction of key stakeholders and following the SM and the donor’s financial standards and monitoring protocols.
  • Lead the formation of innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships that will increase the impact of SAA interventions. This includes developing a partnership framework and playing a lead role in resource mobilization of extra-core funds to complement core funding.
  • Ensure that SM organizational policies and regulations are in place and they are in full compliance with national laws.
  • In collaboration with RD, strive to monitor donor trends and acquire Extra core Projects which are synergistic with Core Projects.

Enhance the Organization:

  • Conduct the performance evaluation on an annual basis with CD and motivate country staff to reach higher standards of performance both in quantitative and qualitative terms by creating healthy working environment.
  • Foster innovation of SM products and services: facilitate learning, documentation and evidence-based knowledge development in collaboration with SAAs global team and partners.

Planning & Management:

  • Assist CD in making a feasible plan for smooth operation and ensure financial sustainability of SAA and a high-quality project design.
  • Ensure that technical, financial and other required reports are produced in a timely manner and to high quality standards.

Support Supervisor:

  • Assist CD in preparing periodic country progress and annual reports as required by SM Management and other stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director for achieving country program’s objectives

Stakeholder Management:

  • Build partnerships and maintain excellent relationships with donors, partners, local governments, businesses, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to the formation of innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships that will increase the impact of SM interventions.


  • O Perform other related work as assigned by supervisors.

The Scale of Discretion

  • Assist the CD in providing administrative and fiduciary oversight of country program personnel, assets and finances relative to all aspects of SM in-country operations.

Required Ability And Expertise

  • Strong oral, analytical, writing and presentational skills
  • Strong communication, planning, negotiating, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to coach, lead, stimulate, and inspire professionals in a development context;
  • English Proficiency: Level C2 (French Proficiency for Mali: Advanced)
  • Microsoft Office: Advance knowledge of Power point, Word and Excel
  • knowledge and practical experience in agriculture research and development, Agriculture Value Chains, Linking farmers to markets, technical guidance, and agriculture extension and technology transfer
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational management, project management coordination and management skills.

Deadline: 19th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an Application, including the following non-returnable documents:

  • Application letters stating intent of interest.
  • Curriculum Vitae with three referees.
  • Copies of credentials.

All applications must be made electronically to:
Via the postal address below:
The Country Director,
Sasakawa Global, Sasakawa Global 2000,
No. 8, Kura Road, Off Magajin Rumfa,
P.M.B. 5190, Kano State.

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