Monday, 13 January 2020

Recent Jobs Opening at Ikore International Development Organization

Ikore is an international development organization, offering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development. We work in hard-to-reach, economically deprived places across Nigeria and Africa, providing solutions that support inefficient markets and communities.
Our expertise is in Development Consulting, Research, Business Advisory and Enterprise Development across various sectors, using multiple approaches and covering several components. We facilitate market inclusion for improved productivity and a bumper harvest through capacity building, business model / strategy advisory, market linkages, social enterprises and research.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Abuja
Background
  • Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa
Key Responsibilities
  • Represent and make appropriate presentations to stakeholders at various forum on program achievements and deliverables and other M&E activities.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying gaps in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such gaps.
  • Conduct routine monitoring and supportive supervisory visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs) using standard checklists.
  • Support monitoring activities to project sites, collation/analysis of monitoring reports for program feedback and decision making.
  • Support the development and design of the M&E framework, tools and project M & E plans, guidelines and ensure efficient data management processes.
  • Ensure the quality of M&E related data to be collected throughout the program implementation.
  • Conduct operational research activities and participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams as applicable.
  • Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the project.
  • Facilitate the preparation / production of project reports.
  • Assist in the development and / or finalization of the project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
  • Ensure that the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities are in line with the project’s implementation plan and meets the donor and project’s M & E needs.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agric. Economics, Extension, Statistics or related fields (Master’s Degree an added advantage).
  • At least 3 years of direct involvement in providing monitoring and evaluation support for related programs.
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems development organizations.
  • Experience with participatory and community-based M&E systems.
  • Strong training & facilitation skills.
  • Previous experience with development of e-platforms for data capturing and reporting.
  • Experience using mobile data collection tool is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak Hausa or Kanuri will be an added advantage.
  • Note: This position requires frequent travels. Selected candidate must be willing to travel to the communities and villages in the implementing states.



Job Title: Program Manager
Location: Abuja
Background
  • Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa
Key Responsibilities
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of project status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome project risks, resource management and produce project reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including farmer satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of Ikore
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Creating and managing long-term goals, developing a budget and operating plan for the project.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Mastery of project tools and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of digital marketing
  • Outstanding working knowledge of change management principles and performance evaluation processes
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • 5+ years in an advanced management role (preference given to those with project management experience).
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Highly developed writing (proposal writing preferred), communication, influencing and negotiating skill.




Job Title: Communications Manager
Location: Abuja
Background
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa. Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work with different marketing departments to generate new ideas and strategies.
  • Managing the organization’s social media presence.
  • Monitoring public opinion.
  • Respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner.
  • Manage projects to ensure content is publication-ready and in by the deadline.
  • Create communication and marketing strategies for new products, launches, events, and promotions.
  • Lead the marketing and public relations staff.
  • Collaborate with media on various levels and initiate ideas to preserve and promote company objectives.
  • Create informative and interesting material such as articles, notices, web content and newsletters for increasing company’s reach to the general public.
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies that build customer loyalty programs, brand awareness, and customer satisfaction.
  • Prepare detailed media activity reports.
Required Skills and Experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or any relevant field required (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Highly articulate individual with excellent written, communications and presentation skills are essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media channels effectively to deliver marketing content.
  • Experience creating targeted content that generates measurable ROI.




Job Title: Communications Associate
Location: Abuja
Background
  • Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide administrative support to projects and internal teams.
  • Assist in maintaining web content and executing social media strategies.
  • Update databases and media lists.
  • Track projects and media exposure
  • Develop written materials, including briefing documents, communications plans and FAQs, reporting presentations, blog posts, and other collateral.
  • Assist in setting the internal communication strategy and plans to support business requirements and deliver desired outcomes.
  • Keep track of company related matters published in the media.
  • Manage all aspects of Ikores brand identity and ensure that the principles and aesthetics are captured in all external communications.
  • Contribute towards company image through appearances and strategic planning.
  • Record, Review and update company’s communication strategies.
  • Draft media releases, and supervise listings and media kit development.
  • Initiate, plan and Supervise media promotion of the organization.
  • Edit company texts and communication material.
  • Schedule, Authorize and manage advertising and promotion campaigns.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge in basic graphic design, video editing, and photography.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, particularly in soliciting and incorporating critique and feedback from multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others as well as independently.
  • Detail oriented, excellent judgment, and highly organized work style.
  • NYSC serving or fresh graduate.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for a wide range of internal and external audiences through long and short-form content, social media copy, and corporate materials.
  • Ability to synthesize complex concepts to create key messages that are consistent but tailored to various stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with agribusiness and livestock diseases.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, and/or similar tools for managing and analyzing digital communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex policy or research content into digestible, accessible communication for lay audiences.
  • Proactive and energetic outlook with an understanding of fast paced environments.
  • Knowledge of web content management systems; a basic understanding of HTML; and a knowledge of user experience, search engine optimization, and website best practices.



Job Title: Financial and Administrative Manager
Location: Abuja
Background
  • Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct data analysis, planning and strategizing, and advising senior managers and top executives.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Overseeing the flow of cash and financial instruments.
  • Predicting future financial trends for the organization.
  • Reviewing, monitoring and managing the company’s budgets.
  • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports.
  • Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organizations such as the Inland Revenue.
  • Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the organization and general market patterns.
  • Preparing reports as required by law, regulations or company policies.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and procedures, thereby maintaining the financial health of the organization.
  • Manage financial and administration teams to achieve company financial goals.
  • Review financial reports, monitor accounts, and prepare activity reports and financial forecasts.
  • Investigate ways to improve profitability, and analyze markets for business opportunities, such as expansion and investments.
  • Assist in resource identification, work assignment, performance evaluation, and promotion decision activities.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used.
  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles.
  • Understanding of data privacy standards.
  • A Degree and proven several years’ experience in the financial field or any related field is required.
  • Professional qualification such as CFA / CPA or similar will be considered a plus.
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data.
  • Proficient user of finance software and excel skills.
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations.
  • An analytical mind and ability to stick to time constraints.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Commercial and business awareness.




Job Title: Field Facilitator (Veterinary Doctor / Animal Science Graduate)
Location: Abuja
Background
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa. Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Organize/co-organize and facilitate meetings with farmers, extension workers and local government officials and partners at all levels.
  • Lead project activities on ground.
  • Guaranteeing that the work-progress accurately follows the objectives of the project.
  • Produce frequent service reports.
  • Survey proposed locations to determine feasibility.
  • Lead the implementation of the project’s monitoring system in close consultation with the Program manager and the teams charged with data collection.
  • Organize and facilitate visits from partners and donors.
  • results, with participation in, and coordination of outreach.
  • Collect field data, through a variety of data collection techniques such as household surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interview and other participatory rural appraisal tools.
  • Periodical report about activities in the targeted areas.
  • Assist to modify, test, verify and analyze research data.
  • Perform any other related duties or responsibilities that may be assigned by the program manager.
  • Facilitate relations between all the project stakeholders and beneficiaries to increase ownership of the project
  • Lead the preparation/finalization and implementation of the project plans.
  • Identify and act on any main local constraints that may affect the success of field activities (conflicting dynamics, political tensions, technical constraints, etc.).
Required Skills and Experience
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Has strong mentality to work in a team.
  • Experience in working with network-wide and diverse groups and individuals.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and a knowledge of local languages (Hausa) would be considered advantageous.
  • Must have and maintain a professional appearance and positive professional attitude at all times.
  • Accustomed to using mobile tools and applications.
  • Good knowledge on Data Collection, Facilitation, PRA and PAR.
  • Computer knowledge on MS Office, MS Excel and Power Point.
  • Degree in Social Sciences or Rural and / or Community Development
  • At least 5 years of experience in the implementation of sustainable PPR and ND surveillance.
  • Experience or training in the veterinary field is preferred.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.




Job Title: Project Associate
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Description
  • We seek to employ a dynamic and innovative person who has experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa. Someone who can work collectively with host communities, design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for identifying and selecting project opportunities, maintaining coverage, and fulfilling project commitments.
  • Work with staff and other individuals to implement project activities, monitor and report on progress, analyze data
  • Providing effective administrative and logistics support to the project in compliance with the organizations rules and regulations policies and strategies.
  • Providing effective support in financial management focusing on quality assurance.
  • Participating in knowledge building and sharing activities.
  • Collects, enters, and organizes data and other information to support research projects; carries out basic analytic tasks.
  • Make suggested corrections if needed and write final project reports.
  • Stakeholder communications.
  • Support implementation of project activities and implementation of Project Action Plans.
  • Manage projects from design and development to production.
  • Strategize for contingency planning and risk mitigation and schedule project deliverables, milestones and goals.
  • Ensure the project stays within the budget.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Must show evidence of ability to carry out research support tasks under general supervision.
  • NYSC serving Veterinary Doctor or Animal Science graduate.
  • The ability to multitask, strong attention to detail and self-motivation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical, research and organizational skills.
  • Ability to articulate and relay information in an effective and efficient manner.
  • High sense of urgency, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Excel and Microsoft suite of products.
  • The ability to work as a team and willingness to take initiative.
  • Training in data collection or data analysis techniques.
  • Project coordination skills is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Application Letter to: [email protected] using “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” as the subject of the mail.
Note
  • Applications will be reviewed and online interviews will be conducted with selected candidates before finalists are invited for on-site interviews.
  • Include the job title in the email subject line e.g Program Manager, if you are applying for post of a Program Manager  and include salary expectation in your Application Letter.

Application Deadline 24th January, 2020.

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