Heifer International Recruitment 2022

Heifer International is seeking the services of both graduates and experienced job seekers to fill the vacant positions in their organization.

Apply for the ongoing Heifer International Recruitment 2022. See the 12 job positions, descriptions, eligibility, and how to apply.

Heifer International is an international development organization dedicated to improving food security and income opportunities for rural families while promoting sound stewardship of natural resources. As a private, non-governmental organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, Heifer has created lasting change for farming households in over 125 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe for over 70 years.

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We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Project Manager – Nigeria Livestock Development

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Operational field such as, but not limited to Human Resources, Finance / Accounting, Communications, Law, or Business Administration; Master’s degree is preferred for supervisory positions.
  • Experience working on international development projects managing operational and administrative aspects of complex programs of similar scale, with a particular emphasis on USAID funded projects or cooperative agreements.
  • Proven experience in building and effectively working with a diverse team in a complex project.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and developing and adhering to compliant processes is required; familiarity and a desire to learn with USAID rules and regulations is acceptable.
  • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects is a plus.
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making and interpersonal skills with host country and expatriate staff, local vendors, and local grantees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of specially-abled.

2.) Livestock Market Systems Coordinator – 11 States

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Finance or another related field.
  • At least (5) years of relevant, progressively responsible experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the livestock sector and and familiarity with the National Livestock transformation plan (NLTP).
  • Proven track record in developing, analysing, and implementing projects focused on agribusinesses, agricultural finance, and agricultural value chains.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating private-sector investments and familiarity with the workings of government at the State level.
  • Experience in overseeing and working with short-term domestic and international specialists.
  • Able to maintain a rigorous focus on project deliverables, indicators, and results, including being able to engage stakeholders to capitalize on any shared efficiencies.
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation or MEL processes; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (knowledge of local languages is an advantage).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3.) Livestock Market System Director

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Business, International Development or other related field is required.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in international development work managing all integrated aspects of complex programs of similar scale, with a particular emphasis on livestock-related programming in Nigeria.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in addressing livestock productivity challenges that include supporting services (financing/certifications), infrastructure, regulatory best practices, value addition etc.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience with USG or other similar development projects focused on market systems and livelihood development, preferably with an understanding of the Nigerian context including gender and youth issues;
  • At least Eight (8) years of supervisory experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team.
  • Strong technical experience in market system approach to development in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Full professional proficiency in English is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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4.) Deputy Chief of Party – Nigeria Livestock Development

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or Higher in Agriculture, Economics or Business Administration.
  • Demonstrated expertise and a minimum of five (5) years in international development work managing all integrated aspects of complex programs of similar scale, with a particular emphasis on livestock-related programming
  • Past DCOP experience in managing large to medium (preferably $10 million and above) in livelihood, agricultural development activities with knowledge of resilience and market system programming in the Nigerian context preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of field-based work in a conflict-prone and/or active insurgency environment.
  • Strong technical experience in market system approach to development.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across activities utilizing strong communication and interpersonal skills, with evidence of the ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, donor counterparts, implementing partners, other activities, NGOs).
  • Prior experience working in Nigeria is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of specially-abled.

5.) Access To Finance Manager

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and/or Statistics, Financial Management, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with financial institution or development organization with access to agribusiness finance focus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of directly supporting smallholder farmers and agribusinesses to access finance through loans, impact investment, grants, equity investment, blended financing, etc.
  • Must be eligible to work in Nigeria.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong network in the access to finance space and the financial ecosystem in Nigeria, particularly within financial institutions, private lenders, equity investors, impact investors, development partners etc.
  • Proven experience raising funds for own business or other institutions.
  • Experience working to build capacity for MSMEs towards accessing funding
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess experience working with smallholder farmers, funding partners and a practical understanding of the needs and challenges that exists in relation to agribusiness financing.
  • Practical experience training on financial management and business planning can be an added advantage.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
  • Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Illustrative Key Performance Indicators:

  • FY23 costed workplan for Access to Finance component of Naija Unlock.
  • Access to finance needs assessment report with recommended strategies .
  • Access to Finance strategy brief and business model to guide the intervention delivery
  • Profile of financial institutions influenced to address systemic constraints in rural agricultural financing.
  • Training curriculum articulating a strategy for building the capacity of financial institutions and farmers cooperatives.
  • Summary of Access to Finance results at output and outcome level at end of each quarter.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

6.) Program Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer – Naija Unlock

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Project Planning, Monitoring and Management, Economics and/or Statistics, or an equivalent with an academic focus on monitoring and evaluation or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of direct relevant MELS experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Five (5) years or more of direct relevant MELS experience.
  • Experience performing M&E activities generally and, on a donor-funded project.
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs.
  • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys, and impact monitoring.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
  • Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software’s (eg. STATA, SPSS, SAS, Eviews, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience with ICT.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Essential Character Traits

  • The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, self-driven, technically competent in results monitoring and eager to learn new skills and procedures.
  • Additional traits include, but are not limited to the following: flexibility, honesty, strong moral and ethical principles, strong communication skill and strong work ethic.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development model.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MEL concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

7.) Field Coordinator

Locations: Abuja, Benin – Edo, Benue, Nasarawa and Ogun

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or any related field with at least two years of post NYSC experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Three years or more of direct relevant experience in delivering agricultural development programs.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience in cultivating partnerships with diverse stakeholders including government, private sector, non-governmental and civil society.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Using persuasion and negotiating skills to influence outcomes including in challenging or sensitive circumstances.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Strong relevant networks within the state and experience in coalition building.
  • Working in a collaborative and coordinated way with colleagues both inside and outside of your team to achieve shared goals and visions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and evidence of using these to convey complex issues to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • The ability to confidently manage competing priorities and conflicting demands on your time.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience with ICT and proficient use of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Good writer, communicator, team player and connector with the ability to make change happen.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

8.) Program Coordinator (Crops)

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Agricultural Economics or related field, plus 7 years relevant work experience.
  • Extensive project management experience managing projects differ in size and complexity.
  • Astute understanding of and effectively employ strategies within the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in the state when designing and implementing agricultural development initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree preferred in relevant field.
  • Project management certification.
  • Experience in tech-enabled programs, with an understanding of leveraging technology and supporting business plan competitions.
  • Experience in a tech- incubator environment.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Ability to formulate a plan to meet the objectives of the project while adhering to an approved budget and timeline.
  • Excellent communication, people, and leadership skills, as well as a keen eye for others’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively at all levels.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Proven ability to supervise the successful execution of each stage of the project.
  • Ability to resolve derailments and communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders to ensure the project gets back on track.
  • Expert level risk management and contingency planning experience.
  • Ability to monitor spend rates and make modifications based on budget allocation.
  • Experience in managing project data and reports.
  • Ability to determine ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting needs of a project.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Essential Character Traits:

  • The ideal candidate is self-driven, detail-oriented, adaptable, team player, collaborates across various teams, communicates clearly and frequently, and is persistent in delivering reports on time and to a high degree of quality.

Additional traits include:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills with people and teams across organizational levels.
  • Analytical approach to work with strong problem-solving skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • High energy and enthusiasm with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work with a computer and computer software.
  • Ability to lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform mathematical and/or statistical computation and apply good analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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9.) Program Coordinator (Livestock)

Location: Abuja

Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Agricultural Economics or related field, plus 7 years relevant work experience.
  • Extensive project management experience managing projects differ in size and complexity.
  • Astute understanding of and effectively employ strategies within the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in the state when designing and implementing agricultural development initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree preferred in relevant field.
  • Project management certification.
  • Experience in tech-enabled programs, with an understanding of leveraging technology and supporting business plan competitions.
  • Experience in a tech- incubator environment.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Ability to formulate a plan to meet the objectives of the project while adhering to an approved budget and timeline.
  • Excellent communication, people, and leadership skills, as well as a keen eye for others’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively at all levels.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Proven ability to supervise the successful execution of each stage of the project.
  • Ability to resolve derailments and communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders to ensure the project gets back on track.
  • Expert level risk management and contingency planning experience.
  • Ability to monitor spend rates and make modifications based on budget allocation.
  • Experience in managing project data and reports.
  • Ability to determine ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting needs of a project.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work with a computer and computer software.
  • Ability to lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform mathematical and/or statistical computation and apply good analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Illustrative Key Performance Indicators:

  • FY23 annual workplan
  • Monthly program performance update
  • Program management dashboard
  • Draft progress reports (annual and quarterly)

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

10.) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Agriculture, Statistics, Economics, or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in managing performance monitoring plans, evaluation, collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach (preferably with knowledge of USAID’s CLA approach), and an understanding of agriculture production, market systems and livelihood programming in Nigeria.
  • At least 8 years of practical experience in using monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to inform activity implementation and results.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating program M&E systems from program initiation to closeout stages required.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Familiarity with innovative MEL methods to ensure data collection in areas with minimal connectivity and with participants with minimal literacy skills.
  • Experience in designing, managing, and implementing multi-disciplinary and results-based surveys, and developing and refining data collection tools.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

11.) Senior Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – AYuTe

Location: Lagos

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development,  Economics, Statistics, or other relevant disciplines with focus on Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years of substantial monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Master’s Degree in a MEL related field is an advantage.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in designing MEL systems.
  • Background conducting multi-national MEL work, including designing, collecting, quality assuring, aggregating, and reporting on MEL from multiple projects.
  • Experience with qualitative evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on PMEL/MLE systems.
  • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys and impact monitoring.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis, reporting and analyzing program performance.
  • Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software’s (eg. STATA, SPSS, SAS, Eviews, etc.).
  • Familiarity with data collection software (e.g. SurveyCTO)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience with ICT.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Essential Character Traits:

  • Detailed oriented, self-driven and leadership skills.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development model.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MEL concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

12.) Chief of Party (COP) – Nigeria Livestock Development

Location: Abuja

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Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Business Administration, or International Development is required.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in international development work managing large (preferably $20 million and above) of similar scale in livelihood, agricultural development activities, with knowledge of resilience programming and livestock-related programming in the African context preferred.
  • At least five years of supervisory experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team especially field-based work in a conflict-prone and/or active insurgency environment.
  • Demonstrated, including problem solving skills, and capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across activities while utilizing strong communication and interpersonal skills, with evidence of the ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, other activities, NGOs).
  • Demonstrated management capacity to manage complex teams, leadership, decision making and interpersonal skills with host country government staff, local and donor counterparts, and other implementing partners to meet deadlines and deliver quality deliverables to meet objectives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USG rules and regulations is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Full professional proficiency in English is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.