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The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a multinational and an independent non-profit organization. It is an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and among other things. Since 1974, IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound technologies and agribusiness expertise.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Chief of Party for the Anticipated Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity

Job ID: 20120834
Location: Abuja
Type of contract: Full Time International Position
Duration: 5 years
Expected Start Date: December 2022
Program: Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity
Donor: USAID
Report to: Country Director

Program Description
USAID Nigeria intends to publish a call for proposal towards the Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity to solicit for a practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states through:

  • Improved agricultural productivity, livelihood and agroecosystem resilience through climate smart practices;
  • Improved ecological and environmental services and functions, including enhanced climate resilient, water and other resource management and supply systems in vulnerable agropastoral communities;
  • Strengthened institutional capacity to reduce risks associated with climate-induced socio-economic losses and livelihood failures in the target states; and
  • Improved and productive livestock systems to improve food security and nutrition by (potentially) improving consumption of animal source/protein foods, providing income generation opportunities, and fostering mutual relationships among targeted households and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the IFDC Nigeria Country Director, the successful candidate shall perform the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical direction of the entire program to ensure an integrated vision and successful achievement of the objectives the FtF Nigeria Livestock Development Activity
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals and strategic vision
  • Identify issues and risks related to the Activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments
  • Serve as the primary liaison between USAID and all other counterparts, implementing partners, program stakeholders, national and regional policymakers and economic agencies, private sector entities, and IFDC on all program-related matters
  • Provide guidance and monitoring for the Activity staff, ensuring clarity over the Activity plans while prioritizing and encouraging effective teamwork
  • Submit timely, high quality Activity deliverables highlighting performances and impact
  • Manage and oversee the development of the Activity from initiation to completion.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor laws, USAID policies, and IFDC policies and procedures
  • Manage the Activity within budget and maintain fiscal integrity
  • Maintain internal and external as well as donor relationships as principal representative of the Activity.
  • Perform other related tasks required by the Activity.

Required Qualifications and Skills
The desired candidate for this position should be a qualified professional with strong skills and competencies as described below:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Livestock Production Systems, Animal Husbandry, Agribusiness, Development Management, or related programs
  • At least 10 years of relevant management experience on USAID funded development Activity / project / program
  • Experience as a Chief of Party, Team Leader or equivalent experience focused on agricultural production, livestock development, agroecology, livelihood development, nutrition, gender, youth, and/or resilience in Africa
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage challenging projects that engage diverse stakeholders
  • Exceptional leadership, technical, and analytical skills, including the ability to interact effectively with government institutions, regional networks, and partner organizations
  • Interpersonal experience
  • Possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

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IFDC, established in October 1974, is known for its expertise in fertilizers that service developing countries.

IFDC Headquarters and Offices

IFDC opened its headquarters in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Reservation in 1976. Division offices opened in Lomé, Togo in 1987 and Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1992. Today, IFDC operates four divisions in over 20 countries.

IFDC’s Background

IFDC originated as a private, nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama, United States.

In March 1977, IFDC qualified as a Public International Organization by Presidential Decree 11977. IFDC received widespread support, cooperation and backing from the global community for which it was created and continues to thrive upon its successes.

Outgrowth of TVA

When Dr. Donald L. McCune, IFDC’s founder and former managing director, joined TVA’s National Fertilizer Center (NFDC) in the early 1960’s, he recognized the center’s capabilities of contributing to foreign assistance in developing countries. Thus IFDC became an outgrowth of TVA.

IFDC was established in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in late 1974. Construction of the IFDC complex began at its present site in March 1976. Partial occupancy began in late 1976 and full occupancy followed in August 1977.

Although numerous locations in developing countries were considered, building a site on TVA’s property had several advantages including:

Close proximity to TVA’s Office of Agricultural and Chemical Development, which facilitated the transfer of U.S. technology.

TVA furnished at cost, the materials (phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, urea solution, etc.) needed for IFDC’s research activities.

Usage of the OACD Library recognized at the time as the best working library on fertilizers in existence.

Access to TVA’s medical facilities.

A contract with TVA for fire protection, security, ground maintenance and other services.

In July 1975, TVA transferred their international staff to IFDC to become the nucleus of the organization.

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0 USD Abuja CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week IFDC

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a multinational and an independent non-profit organization. It is an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and among other things. Since 1974, IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound technologies and agribusiness expertise.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Chief of Party for the Anticipated Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development ActivityJob ID: 20120834 Location: Abuja Type of contract: Full Time International Position Duration: 5 years Expected Start Date: December 2022 Program: Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity Donor: USAID Report to: Country Director

Program Description USAID Nigeria intends to publish a call for proposal towards the Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity to solicit for a practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states through:

  • Improved agricultural productivity, livelihood and agroecosystem resilience through climate smart practices;
  • Improved ecological and environmental services and functions, including enhanced climate resilient, water and other resource management and supply systems in vulnerable agropastoral communities;
  • Strengthened institutional capacity to reduce risks associated with climate-induced socio-economic losses and livelihood failures in the target states; and
  • Improved and productive livestock systems to improve food security and nutrition by (potentially) improving consumption of animal source/protein foods, providing income generation opportunities, and fostering mutual relationships among targeted households and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the IFDC Nigeria Country Director, the successful candidate shall perform the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical direction of the entire program to ensure an integrated vision and successful achievement of the objectives the FtF Nigeria Livestock Development Activity
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals and strategic vision
  • Identify issues and risks related to the Activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments
  • Serve as the primary liaison between USAID and all other counterparts, implementing partners, program stakeholders, national and regional policymakers and economic agencies, private sector entities, and IFDC on all program-related matters
  • Provide guidance and monitoring for the Activity staff, ensuring clarity over the Activity plans while prioritizing and encouraging effective teamwork
  • Submit timely, high quality Activity deliverables highlighting performances and impact
  • Manage and oversee the development of the Activity from initiation to completion.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor laws, USAID policies, and IFDC policies and procedures
  • Manage the Activity within budget and maintain fiscal integrity
  • Maintain internal and external as well as donor relationships as principal representative of the Activity.
  • Perform other related tasks required by the Activity.

Required Qualifications and Skills The desired candidate for this position should be a qualified professional with strong skills and competencies as described below:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Livestock Production Systems, Animal Husbandry, Agribusiness, Development Management, or related programs
  • At least 10 years of relevant management experience on USAID funded development Activity / project / program
  • Experience as a Chief of Party, Team Leader or equivalent experience focused on agricultural production, livestock development, agroecology, livelihood development, nutrition, gender, youth, and/or resilience in Africa
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage challenging projects that engage diverse stakeholders
  • Exceptional leadership, technical, and analytical skills, including the ability to interact effectively with government institutions, regional networks, and partner organizations
  • Interpersonal experience
  • Possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
2022-10-06

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