A non-governmental organisation seeks a full-time Program Assistant II for its agribusiness desk which is the sustainability plan of the organisation. The successful candidate will be required to work from the organisation’s office and farm site(s) in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
The agribusiness department addresses issues around value chain development for agribusiness actors and also runs its own facility where production of vegetables is on-going.
The Program Assistant will be expected to provide general and operative support for the project by managing the farm and its operation. He or she will also provide advisory insight into how to grow the project and coordinate human (farm workers, contract staff and third parties) and material resources to ensure timely delivery on targets and goals. In addition, the program assistant will liaise with other Smallholder Farmers (SHFs) to fast track and smoothen designs for aggregation of vegetable with them. The Program assistant will also be expected to embark on occasional travels for trainings and also provide technical and capacity strengthening support to the agribusiness clusters that we work with. The prospective candidate must be a good negotiator and be skilled in reducing production cost to ensure profit is maximised by the venture. The role requires willingness to travel within and outside the region at short notice.
We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented candidate, who is a proactive problem-solver, excellent communicator (especially in Yoruba language) and team player. We are looking for a candidate who can work with little or no supervision and can excellently document processes and experiences on the job. A candidate with the ability to also share knowledge from his or her experience in vegetable production in a formal training setting is who we are looking for. He or she will report to the Programmes Manager.
Agribusiness and Technical Operations
• A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience/education
• Fluency in English (average written and verbal skills) is required. Proficiency in other languages, especially Yoruba is a plus.
• Experience working on a farm in an administrative or technical role is desirable.
• Ability to use Microsoft office suite and ownership of a personal computer is required.
A monthly remuneration of N30,000 is available for this role. The staff however will be entitled to other allowances. Details will be discussed upon successful interview.