Entrepreneurship Specialist at Adam Smith International

 Adam Smith International are an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional headquarters are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja, and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Entrepreneurship SpecialistTracking Code: 945-112 Location: KanoReporting to: Job Placement and Private Sector Engagement LeadPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular Department: Private Sector Development BackgroundMAFITA is a 6-year DFID-funded programme working in Nigeria’s northern states, with a vision to empower marginalised youths and women through the provision of increased economic opportunities and social inclusion.About MAFITANorthern Nigeria has high-youth unemployment, insecurity and limited economic opportunities. MAFITA aims to assist 68,000 marginalised young people – with a particular emphasis on adolescent girls and Almajirai – to find gainful employment. By 2021, the program will create a net total of 43,300 full-time equivalent jobs and assisted 23,500 micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The project will tackle the supply and demand side of the labour market, focussing on the delivery of skills essential for employment, as well as the absorptive capacity of the labour market.MAFITA will partner with public and private stakeholders to improve access to relevant and quality training, mentorship, work experience, business development, and financial services for marginalised youths and women. The programme will also support local market systems to enable the absorption of MAFITA’s target beneficiaries into sustainable income-generating activities.Position OverviewThe Entrepreneurship Specialist will support the establishment of the MSE support center working with COSDECs, State Governments and local partners. The role will focus on the provision of MSE support, entrepreneurship training and job placement services.DurationThis is a full-time position, commencing as soon as possible with an anticipated 160 days of input until 31st March 2018, but with scope to increase this depending on budgetary constraints.The Specialist will be based in the Kano office and may require some travel to other project focal states in the North.Responsibilities The Entrepreneurship Specialist is expected to:Support the development of curriculum with Making Cents to support MSE start-up and growth and work with TVET unit to get the curriculum accredited by NBTE.Work with SMEDAN to ensure the effective integration of curriculum within their existing activities and support capacity building of SMEDAN employeesSupport the pilot of an enterprise hub in Kano working with SMEDAN to develop the hub model and establish standard operating procedures and sustainability plansOversee training of MAFITA beneficiaries in the “Getting Ready for Business” and “Soft Skills” curricula (soon to be combined)Oversee the establishment of MSE support centres within the COSDECs and identify innovative partnerships for new hubs to support the apprenticeship programmeSupport state governments in formulation and implementation entrepreneurship and innovation fundsResponsible for timely and effective delivery of MSE initiatives particularly those relating to entrepreneurship and enterprise start-upSupport the timely delivery of LED quarterly milestones including contributing to written reports and monitoring activitiesProvide the communications team with appropriate communications pieces relating to LED activities 

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