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CCFN Job Recruitment
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CCFN in collaboration with CRS, Nigeria is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods project funded by USAID Nigeria. Based in rural communities in Northern Nigeria’s and Federal Capital Territory, FTFNLP will use a multi-sector approach that will help 42,000 very poor households grow their agriculture production, incomes and children and help strengthen community and government systems to support these gains.

Job Title: Agriculture Program Manager

Job Field
Administration, Secretarial, Agriculture, Agro-Allied

Job Description
Support the CSO in training of producer groups, HHs on livestock, home gardening and post-harvest activities for income generation
Support the formation of female-led producer and processing groups
Ensure formation and training of livelihoods clubs in selected secondary schools in project locations
Work with the CSO to ensure deployment of agro processing, storage equipment through a business model that will be developed with Ag Team Lead
Work closely with CSO and Ag Team Lead to ensure implementation of Bio reclamation of degraded land  component of the project
Provide leadership to  the implementation of community based nursery plan
Support the implementation of Climate SMART irrigation plan including trainings on bio-reclamation of degraded land with focus on women and youths
Assist smallholder farmers in adopting new technology and other innovations for increased productivity of small ruminant livestock production, quality, efficiency, management, etc through tailored trainings and demonstration trials
Support in preparation of all periodic reports.
Provide support training when necessary in relating to BAP and SMART skills
With support from Ag Team Lead, organize and support technical trainings, community of practice meetings and document best practices, lesson learned and success stories
Develop and maintain strong collaboration with partner organizations in the carry out of the project with emphasis on improved agricultural production for increased productivity
Build the capacity of CSOs partners for quality Ag programming
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Ag Team Lead.

Skills
Master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science
Five years of working experience in agriculture, development or food security programs – including focus on at least one of the following sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or governance
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent training and facilitation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time

Requirement
Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including reporting requirements
Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies
Experience in staff development and partner capacity
Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality in programming and operations.
Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of civil society
Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required
Fluency in Hausa language is an added advantage as well as experience with northern Nigerian agriculture.

Qualified Persons should forward CV and Cover Letter to hrccfn@ccfng.org

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