Project Coordinator at Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL)

 Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL) 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 organisation to conduct research, analyse 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: Project CoordinatorLocation: Kano with regular travel to Lagos and across Nigeria will be required.Reporting to: Project ManagerProject DescriptionThe Nigerian Dairy Development Program (NDDP) is geared towards improving the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in Nigeria by improving the productivity of their cattle and integrating them into the formal dairy value chain in Nigeria.The Project also includes a nutrition component and gender component which are geared towards improving nutrition outcomes and promoting women empowerment in smallholder farming communitiesThis project is implemented by Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Ltd. and a consortium of other partners. The project seeks to boost the yields and incomes of smallholder farmers, increase nutrition outcomes and empower women involved in agriculture in AfricaRole SummaryUnder the supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Coordinators will ensure high quality implementation of the Dairy Development Program in Kano State. The project coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day running of all aspects of program.He/she will lead the planning, coordination of, management and reporting of project activities at the state level, engaging with beneficiaries and partnering processors on the one hand and reporting to Program Management Office (PMO) on the other hand with the objective of achieving project goals.Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesProgram Implementation:Coordinate project activities in Kano state, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.Lead the engagement with the implementing partners, service providers and other key stakeholders including federal, state and local governments and other entities involved in the program’s activities in Kano state to deliver on the targets for the programIn coordination with the PMO, the Project Coordinators will facilitate the development of project strategies, plan technical capacity building interventions, activities and policies related to increasing the production and productivity of smallholder dairy farmers.The Project Coordinators in collaboration with the D&LS will work with the processors to train local resource persons, leader farmers and community livestock workers to provide capacity building training on herd management, dairy nutrition, silage, fodder and feed management, health management etc. with a focus on improving milk production, yields and quality as well as ensuring adequate women representation in capacity building initiatives undertaken as part of the project.Support the process of developing a dairy management curriculum among other teaching materials in English and other languages to support the process of delivering training and capacity building support to farmers, extension officers and other stakeholders involved in the project.The Program Coordinators with the support of PMO will lead the implementation of other project activities, including the gender and nutrition components of the program in Kano.Maintain good relations with project beneficiaries, partner organisations, and other stakeholders.Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and ReportingAbide by donor requirements/regulations as well as Sahel’s procedures and policies for compliance, including financial, procurement etc.Support the program manager in the grant award and management process to implementing partners and contractors involved in the project. Ensure effective utilisation of project funds by grantees.Support the Program Manager in planning, reviewing and tracking progress on project, implementation as well as on the utilisation of project resources, effective financial management and reporting.Assist the Program Manager in preparing quarterly and annual progress reportsReport on follow up, training, support provided to groups, monitoring and evaluation activities, livestock and farm productivity at the community level.Document success stories and case studies.Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.Building daily progress reports into quarterly, annual and final reports and respond to the queries related to project particularly technical aspects of the project.Ensure that all project documentation is well organised and easy to access on the portal. 

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