Project Lead (Farming) at GBfoods Africa

GBfoods Africa – Our history begins with our brand, Gallina Blanca, founded in Barcelona in 1937.  But this is only the beginning of a long and exciting journey.

Today, with turnover of around €1,3 Billion and a staff of around 3,600 employees, GBfoods is present in more than 50 countries in Europe and Africa. They include Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria and Senegal, among others.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Lead (Farming)

Location: Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi
Reporting to: Executive Director of GBHub Africa
Discipline: Operations
Sector: Consumer goods


  • The Projects Lead will be based in Kebbi, Nigeria and have on-the-grounds responsibility for the implementation of the block farming concept in Nigeria, starting with proof-of-concept project for the tomato block farming project in Kebbi State in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director in the design of priority products for the block farming projects.
  • Design annual project roll out plans for the block farms.
  • Lead in the execution of the block farming projects in the ground.
  • Responsible for local community stakeholder engagement, including community leaders, farmers, suppliers, etc.
  • Fully responsible for maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with farmers on the block farming projects, ensuring low attrition with farmers.
  • Work with agronomists to provide deep level technical support to farmers, leading to improved farm yields year-on-year.
  • Identify suitable locations for the implementation of future block farming projects
  • Provide leadership to local team to ensure a strong sense of team commitment and motivation.
  • Preparation and presentation of periodic project reports.

Technical Competencies:

  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience in a Project Management or similar role.
  • Experience working on a farm setting in Kebbi State or Northern Nigeria and providing technical support to farmers
  • Experience in managing teams

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Leadership and people management
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Local community engagement.
  • Effective Communication, with fluency in Hausa language will be an added advantage.
  • Proactivity
  • Result-driven and high sense of ownership.
  • Analytical capability and critical thinking.
  • Resource management with integrity.

What can you expect from us?

  • You will be part of a unique  company in an exciting moment, when we are growing and becoming a very consolidated multinational in the FMCG Food industry, with many strong brands.


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


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