Project Manager Horticulture at SNV, Abuja, Nigeria

Deadline: 10 June 2019

SNV is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager Horticulture in Abuja, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The Project Manager Horticulture will be responsible for leadership and coordination of program planning and management; coordination of programmatic themes and political analysis.

SNV’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Manager Horticulture will perform the following functions:

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  • Execute overall project management.
  • Guide the project set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and competence table with financial responsibilities and mandates.
  • Build, strengthen and manage partnerships with regional governments, key partners, institutions and stakeholders.
  • Manage donor relations.
  • Overall management of all human, physical and financial resources related to the project.
  • Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans.
  • Account and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
  • Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with donor.
  • Identify follow-up funding and partnership possibilities and business development.
  • Manage change processes related to market systems, supply chain and sector development, enabling environment, development of Public-Private Partnerships, etc. in the horticulture and potato sectors.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • A relevant post-graduate qualification in Business Administration, Agronomy, Agricultural Economy or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive responsibility and work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted donor-funded development projects, preferably in Africa.
  • Several years of experience with market development, value chain analysis and inclusive business.
  • Solid experience in project management, fund management and budgeting, preferably at least 8 years of which at least 3 years in a difficult context.
  • Excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with the private sector, civil society, donors and governments.
  • Able to strategically inspire and energies project teams.
  • Multidisciplinary profile to support the different specialists in the team.
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required (French is an advantage).
  • Willingness to travel to all project locations.
  • Experience in horticulture, potato sector, nutrition sensitive agriculture, fragile economies, and seed sector will be an advantage.

How to Apply

Applicants must send cover letter and CV (both must be in English) through online process.

For more information, please visit SNV.

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