Jobs at Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL)

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Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organisation to conduct research, analyse policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Location: Kano with regular travel to Lagos and across Nigeria will be required.
Reporting to: Project Manager

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Nigerian Dairy Development Program (NDDP) is geared towards improving the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in Nigeria by improving the productivity of their cattle and integrating them into the formal dairy value chain in Nigeria.
The Project also includes a nutrition component and gender component which are geared towards improving nutrition outcomes and promoting women empowerment in smallholder farming communities
This project is implemented by Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Ltd. and a consortium of other partners. The project seeks to boost the yields and incomes of smallholder farmers, increase nutrition outcomes and empower women involved in agriculture in Africa

ROLE SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Coordinators will ensure high quality implementation of the Dairy Development Program in Kano State. The project coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day running of all aspects of program.
He/she will lead the planning, coordination of, management and reporting of project activities at the state level, engaging with beneficiaries and partnering processors on the one hand and reporting to Program Management Office (PMO) on the other hand with the objective of achieving project goals.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Implementation:
Coordinate project activities in Kano state, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
Lead the engagement with the implementing partners, service providers and other key stakeholders including federal, state and local governments and other entities involved in the program’s activities in Kano state to deliver on the targets for the program
In coordination with the PMO, the Project Coordinators will facilitate the development of project strategies, plan technical capacity building interventions, activities and policies related to increasing the production and productivity of smallholder dairy farmers.
The Project Coordinators in collaboration with the D&LS will work with the processors to train local resource persons, leader farmers and community livestock workers to provide capacity building training on herd management, dairy nutrition, silage, fodder and feed management, health management etc. with a focus on improving milk production, yields and quality as well as ensuring adequate women representation in capacity building initiatives undertaken as part of the project.
Support the process of developing a dairy management curriculum among other teaching materials in English and other languages to support the process of delivering training and capacity building support to farmers, extension officers and other stakeholders involved in the project.
The Program Coordinators with the support of PMO will lead the implementation of other project activities, including the gender and nutrition components of the program in Kano.
Maintain good relations with project beneficiaries, partner organisations, and other stakeholders.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Abide by donor requirements/regulations as well as Sahel’s procedures and policies for compliance, including financial, procurement etc.
Support the program manager in the grant award and management process to implementing partners and contractors involved in the project. Ensure effective utilisation of project funds by grantees.
Support the Program Manager in planning, reviewing and tracking progress on project, implementation as well as on the utilisation of project resources, effective financial management and reporting.
Assist the Program Manager in preparing quarterly and annual progress reports
Report on follow up, training, support provided to groups, monitoring and evaluation activities, livestock and farm productivity at the community level.
Document success stories and case studies.
Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
Building daily progress reports into quarterly, annual and final reports and respond to the queries related to project particularly technical aspects of the project.
Ensure that all project documentation is well organised and easy to access on the portal.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Candidates should have:
A University Degree in Agriculture or related field with 3 years’ relevant experience at field level of community development with a strong understanding of social development
Strong networks with key stakeholders in the agriculture landscape in both the public, private and development sector. Experience in collaborating and managing relationships with federal and state governments, donors, private sector and other key stakeholders
Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and facilitation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
Excellent personal organisational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work across cultures and religions, with strong communication and listening abilities, good problem solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level
Strong program management skills and high level of analytical skills in planning and project implementation
Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
Sound knowledge of local environment
Willingness and enthusiasm for working with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
Proficiency in the English language (required) and Hausa (preferred)

BUSINESS ANALYST

DETAILS:

Overview: 
The Business Analyst position is for junior practitioners with a passion for agriculture, interested in getting being exposed to a variety of projects in the sector. Business Analysts have the opportunity to work with clients across the public, private and social sector and across multiple value chains to make a tangible impact to the agriculture and nutrition sector in Africa.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
In this role, you will be required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities:

Conduct market, industry and company research related to proposals and projects for Sahel Capital’s clients.
Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis with data gathered during the course of the project.
Prepare PowerPoint and Word reports summarizing research and analyses and developing recommendations for the client.
Create complete bibliography and contacts list of all sources of research information.
Support Sahel Capital with work required to deliver a high quality final report to its client(s).
Work independently, but as part of a broader team of Sahel Capital consultants.
Support senior management on other Sahel Capital initiatives as requested

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
We are looking for candidates with a passion for agriculture that are driven, and self-starters. Below are key qualifications we are looking for:

Bachelors or Masters in Agriculture, Business, Economics or related discipline
High-quality analytical and problem-solving skills
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
Willingness to travel (required)
Fluent proficiency in French and English (speaking, writing, reading and listening) Language

TO APPLY
Applicants should submit their CV's to: recruiting@sahelcp.com with the job title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 7 August, 2017

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