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 smallholder farmers in Nigeria in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations, and private sector.
The project is implemented through five interrelated Themes, one is to improve farm productivity (Theme 1), to promotion improved postharvest and agro-processing technologies (Theme 2), to promote public-private partnerships in support of pluralistic extension delivery’ and market access (Theme 3), to develop agricultural extension advisory services (Theme 4), and to establish a relevant, efficient and effective monitoring, evaluation, learning and sharing system (Theme 5)
SG 2000 – Nigeria is therefore, looking for Program Officers (POs) from Nigerian nationals to serve in the MELS and PPP Themes.
Position: Program Officer, Public-Private Partnerships (Theme 3)
The Program Officer works under the supervision of the Thematic Coordinator, and the Country Director.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Thematic Coordinator and RPO in planning, budgeting and implementation of Theme activities based on approved budgets;
Contribute to the planning, organizing, and conducting appropriate training for targeted beneficiaries (Farmers organizations, inputs dealers, seed companies staff, SMS, etc.) at appropriate times;
Facilitate the development of functional groups/commodity associations that will collectively carry out input and output marketing functions.
Facilitate partner farmer groups to internally mobilize resources/funds and access loan from financial institutions to support their enterprises
Contribute in the development and strengthening of partnership between farmers, research-extension, inputs dealers, and other actors;
Produce and Keep a well-organized register (or list) of thematic partners and activities;
Contribute to the development and management of Theme 3 database of Public Private Service providers/PPSPs (collection of data, establishment, monitoring and management of the database);
Contribute in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual technical reports and submit to the Thematic and Country Director;
Keep and improve team spirit inside Theme 3 and on the issue of inter-theme collaboration by supporting, whenever needed, possible activities of others themes;
Perform any other duties for the success of the Theme as directed by supervisors.
Conditions and Remuneration:
Application and recruitment procedures
Interested professionals are requested, to submit an application, including the following non-returnable documents:
All applications must be made electronically using the following email or postal address: email@example.com or The Country Director, Sasakawa Global, 2000, No 8, Kura Road, Off Magajin Rumfa, P.M.B 5190, Kano
Candidates will be pre-screened and only short listed ones will be invited for interview.
Application deadline: on 15th November, 2016.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply