Senior Intervention Manager – Livestock Sector at Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI)

DAI Global-committed to sustainable development worldwide—has corporate offices in the US, UK and Nigeria with program offices in more than 60 countries. DAI has implemented projects in Nigeria for over three decades.DAI recently established a corporate office in Nigeria with offices in Lagos and Abuja to increase synergy of DAI’s activities across Nigeria and worldwide. DAI in Nigeria currently manages 7 programs with over 200 staff and 300 consultants. Our sectoral experience covers health, economic growth, governance and market development.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Intervention Manager - Livestock SectorLocation: AbujaJob DescriptionReporting to the Technical Team Manager, the SIM will provide technical leadership and guidance in managing multiple programme interventions.She/he will manage and lead a portfolio team of Intervention Managers, intervention and field officers in select value chains and will develop and maintain close relationships with project partners while overseeing and coordinating the implementation of project interventions.Key Duties And ResponsibilitiesOverseeing Intervention Managers in the effective project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of progress and outputs against the plan for their interventionsOverseeing and maintaining the quarterly, annual and full project plan in a timely manner to meet quarterly reporting and planning requirementsSupporting and overseeing Intervention Managers performance using the project plan to ensure implementation is undertaken in accordance with the plan and any avoidable deviations are minimisedContributing to the early stages of intervention design to ensure they comply with M4P principlesDefine or assess market systems that are of chief importance to develop the markets for the poor in the select sectorRelated to these market systems, identifying and analysing the value chain and core transactions, key rules & supporting functions, and assessing key constraintsIdentifying appropriate intervention areas and develop potential project interventions in close collaboration with external partners / stakeholders in the marketEnsuring that project interventions conform with M4P principles and have the potential for  sustainable impact at scale for the targeted poor and have potential for up-scaling and outreach within the sectorSupporting other intervention managers and project staff to think strategically about the scaling-up potential across the programmeSupporting the development and updating of a detailed monthly intervention work programme of  tasks and activitiesIdentifying outputs and outcomes in line with planned activities and logframe indicators as agreed with the MRM team, TTM and Team leaderEnsuring monthly monitoring and reporting of intervention performance against these outputs, outcomes and indicatorsEnsuring that intervention records, data and files are up to-date and accessible for review as needed by the teamContributing as appropriate and as agreed to the development of intervention tools and the capacity building of key stakeholders in the marketIdentifying the need for external advisory support, along with the TTM, the team leader and project directorDrafting terms of references for consultants and identify potential candidates. The SIM will lead and manage consultants in the development of respective outputs and interventionsFacilitating collaboration across interventions as appropriate to ensure value for money of the projectDefine, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and potential partner organisations, the scope of implementation and where applicable negotiate a formal agreementCollaboration and Coordination with Cross-Cutting FunctionsSupport TTM to engage cross-cutting area managers on intervention strategies and workplansSupport TTM to identify and communicate required areas of input and support in both intervention design and implementationSupport TTM to identify and leverage synergies between cross-cutting functions and value chains activitiesStrategic Leadership:Support TTM in collaboration with the Team Leader, to inform programme’s strategic vision and direction, identifying areas for new intervention, scale-up or scale-downSupport TTM to liaise with key programme stakeholders and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms on the programme’s strategic approach, achievements, and lessonsPeople Management:Support intervention managers in ensuring quality programme delivery (technical and financial) through mentoring and providing constructive feedback on areas of strength as well as required improvementSupport TTM to identify and proactively resolve conflict between technical team as well as cross-cutting function membersKey Performance IndicatorsUndertake tasks provided in agreed deliverables as planned and agreed with the TTM, Deputy Team Leader or Team leader to time and budgetTake responsibility, when requested, for periodic activities and ensure these are completed in a regular and effective mannerHelpful and positive attitude 

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