Program Officer at Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited – 5 Openings

Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited (Sahel) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies, and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Locations: Plateau, Adamawa, Kano, Jigawa and Kaduna
Employment Type: Contract

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Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation of project activities and support of project team members:

  • Engage with the ALDDN project team and the processors, state government, implementing partners and community beneficiaries to deliver on project goals
  • Actively implement training and project interventions and provide technical guidance and administrative support to project team and other partners
  • Facilitate and organize meetings and events regarding project activities including meeting with implementing partners, state governments, potential partners, beneficiaries, and media stations
  • Develop a proper archiving system of reporting

Monitoring of project activities and expected results:

  • Prepare weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly progress report by collating required information/inputs
  • Monitor the projects indicators, targets, assumptions, assess the risks, and propose revisions in the action plan when needed.
  • Submit time sheets to the ALDDN Accounts and Admin office as required

Coordination of project resources:

  • Coordinate resources (workforce, time, and inputs) as planned, based on timelines, and schedules
  • Use of project budget appropriately for the intended purpose
  • Avoid abuse and ensure the efficient use of all project assets including but not limited to vehicles, mobile phones, tablets, and projectors
  • Mobilize all members of the workforce at the required time to ensure results are achieved
  • Submit operational float reconciliation to the ALDDN Accounts and Admin office as required

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of project cycle management
  • Demonstrate strong management and coordination skills
  • Promote teamwork and building team consensus
  • Demonstrate high sense of integrity and excellence
  • Build a strong relationship with implementing partners, clients focused on impacts and results
  • Leadership skills- openness to change and ability to manage complexity

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to implement strategic planning, results-based management, and reporting
  • Ability to lead formation, implementation, M&E of projects
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Ability to manage results
  • Candidate will be evaluated based on:

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Animal Science, Animal Production, Agronomy and Extension or any other related fields
  • Minimum of three-years’ experience in livestock production, animal husbandry management, or any agriculture-related field experience,
  • Working knowledge of English Language (both written and verbal).
  • Working knowledge of Hausa Language is an added advantage.

Position based:

  • Plateau, Adamawa, Kano, Jigawa and Kaduna with occasional travels across Nigeria

Application Closing Date
26th March, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: with Program Officer and the specific stateas the subject of the mail.

Note: Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.

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