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Exciting Career Opportunities At Propcom Mai-karfi

Date Posted: 11/Mar/2014
Deadline: 21/Mar/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Propcom Mai-karfi is looking for experienced people with significant experience in agriculture and rural businesses, to work in this dynamic DFID funded project.

Market Section Manager


  • A skilled 'Making Market Work for Poor' (M4P) practitioner with a solid history of working with agricultural and rural businesses to reach rural markets
  • Able to effectively manage a team of Intervention Managers and Technical Advisers based in Abuja and across the north of Nigeria
  • Commercially oriented and experienced with strong understanding of business, finance and operations
  • Able to work with partners to develop innovative and sustainable business cases in selected rural markets
  • Familiar with Market Analysis tools to assess attractiveness, dynamics and growth potential of selected rural markets in the north of Nigeria
  • Able to provide strategic direction and management in agreed markets and interventions
  • Resourceful and well-connected in the business and agricultural community in Nigeria
  • Up to date with current thinking on Value for Money
  • An articulate and clear personal communicator with the ability to connect with a variety of partners and
  • audiences
  • A team player with a proven ability to work with others in a multicultural setting


  • Knowledge of the agricultural business sector and business development in the north of Nigeria
  • Good written and spoken Hausa



Business Development Manager/Intervention Manager


  • Experienced in business with good financial skills
  • Knowledgeable on market dynamics and incentives behind various business activities within selected rural markets
  • Able to design and plan interventions/business activities in specific agricultural/rural business markets
  • Able to take initiatives and responsibility to make things work
  • Able to develop and manage close relationships with business partners
  • Skilled in project management with an understanding of results measurement
  • Able to communicate with diverse audiences and partners


  • Willingness to travel frequently to the North of Nigeria


  • Good written and spoken Hausa
  • Experience of the M4P approach



Research Manager


  • Experienced in managing research teams and developing efficient work-plan for them
  • Able to manage research officers based across the North of Nigeria
  • Up to date with current Value for Money thinking
  • Conversant with a range of information gathering, research, analysis and dissemination strategies and tools
  • Experienced in working in a diverse team
  • Willing to travel frequently to rural areas in Northern Nigeria
  • Proficient in the use of excel and appropriate statistical analysis software
  • Skilled in articulating, reporting and presenting the data/information to the target audiences
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English

Method of Application

In return we offer;

  • A friendly and team-based working environment in Abuja
  • Opportunity to work with national and international colleagues and consultants
  • Vital contribution to an innovative Nigerian development programme for the development of Nigerian economy
  • The opportunity to truly "make a difference"
  • A competitive salary with benefits

The posts are based in Abuja; although travel within Nigeria will be required for all posts. Applications are encouraged from all those who can clearly demonstrate sound evidence of success in their current roles and a passion for development in Nigeria. 
Full details of these posts are available on the Propcom Mai karfi website (  ) 
Propcom Mai-karfi is a programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in Nigeria through targeted initiatives aimed at enhancing employment opportunities and improving productivity in selected agricultural markets in Northern Nigeria. 

Please send your CV (maximum of three pages) and a 1 page covering letter, outlining how your skills and competencies match the requirements of the post to:

Closing date: 21 March 2014 
Propcom Mai-karfi is managed by GRM International for the UK Department for International Development


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