Support Implementation Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

at CHIVAN RESOURCE

Industry
Investment Management
Specialization
Administration & Office Support
Minimum Qualification
HND
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Contract
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Essential Job Functions
Support micro-entrepreneurs on product development and identification of target markets.
Work closely with civil society project partners in providing support to community market research committees to conduct periodic market research.
Evaluate market research results and make recommendations to the stakeholders.
Identify market opportunities along community value chains.
Act as liaison between community business organizations, local business owners, business associations, relevant government offices etc.
Support the identification of opportunities for partnership with public and private sector organizations for community economic development.
Provide support to individuals and groups in communities to transact using mobile platforms
Provide assistant to rural micro-entrepreneurs to develop viable business plans.
Support the monitoring of public and private sector partners to ensure compliance to partnership agreement.
Support civil society project partners in the implementation of safe space program for adolescent girls.
Support civil society and other project partners in the implementation of vocational skills program for women and youths in project sites.
Support civil society partners in conducting business improvement clinics to micro-entrepreneurs.
Work closely with local branches of partner financial institutions to ensure compliance to agreement.
Facilitate micro-entrepreneurs to participate in trade shows periodically.
Operations and Management:
Ensure the smooth flow of routine project operations in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
Representation and Coordination:
Liaise with private sector actors, local government officials, local NGOs and civil society organizations, local religious leaders and other notable stakeholders to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps’ programs.
Maintain close working relationships with donors, other humanitarian and development organizations, and local partners (banks, training institutes, insurance companies, and microfinance institutions), including representing Mercy Corps at local coordination meetings as assigned by supervisor.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian and development mission.

Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions
Support micro-entrepreneurs on product development and identification of target markets.
Work closely with civil society project partners in providing support to community market research committees to conduct periodic market research.
Evaluate market research results and make recommendations to the stakeholders.
Identify market opportunities along community value chains.
Act as liaison between community business organizations, local business owners, business associations, relevant government offices etc.
Support the identification of opportunities for partnership with public and private sector organizations for community economic development.
Provide support to individuals and groups in communities to transact using mobile platforms
Provide assistant to rural micro-entrepreneurs to develop viable business plans.
Support the monitoring of public and private sector partners to ensure compliance to partnership agreement.
Support civil society project partners in the implementation of safe space program for adolescent girls.
Support civil society and other project partners in the implementation of vocational skills program for women and youths in project sites.
Support civil society partners in conducting business improvement clinics to micro-entrepreneurs.
Work closely with local branches of partner financial institutions to ensure compliance to agreement.
Facilitate micro-entrepreneurs to participate in trade shows periodically.
Operations and Management:
Ensure the smooth flow of routine project operations in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
Representation and Coordination:
Liaise with private sector actors, local government officials, local NGOs and civil society organizations, local religious leaders and other notable stakeholders to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps’ programs.
Maintain close working relationships with donors, other humanitarian and development organizations, and local partners (banks, training institutes, insurance companies, and microfinance institutions), including representing Mercy Corps at local coordination meetings as assigned by supervisor.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian and development mission.

Requirements

Knowledge and Experience
B.Sc. in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, or related field plus 2 years post graduate experience.
Proven experience in rural enterprise development
Proven experience in community mobilization for economic development.
Knowledge of micro-finance and financial Inclusion principles and practices
Experience in business planning and market development.
Good understanding of northern Nigeria economic, cultural and political environment.
Fluency in English required, including report development, writing and editing. Fluency in Hausa Language is a strong requirement for this position.
Demonstrated experience in training, capacity building of partners and team members.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required
Highly developed computer skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel are mandatory.

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