Job Openings at Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited

Sahel Capital is a leading fund manager and advisory firm focused on west Africa with deep roots in private equity, financial advisory, management consulting and agribusiness. When you partner with Sahel, you benefit from quality financial and operating experience, broad industry knowledge, and a powerful network of global relationship

We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition.

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Job Description:

The Policy Advocacy, Communications and Partnerships Officer primary responsibilities are outlined below:

Relationship Building & Management:

  • Contributes to partnership building and engagement with all Stakeholders via platforms such as Agriculture Working Group, planning and facilitating events with key traditional and non-traditional partners, including government, civil society, private sector, development partners, and others new as well as conventional actors on the ALDDN Agenda
  • Build and manage relations with the funder, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners to ensure ongoing alignment, commitment and accountability to deliver on the program’s targets
  • Actively engage, provide direction and oversight to all processor partners to ensure alignment on program deliverables as outlined in MOU
  • Provide oversight and guidance to all program implementing partners to ensure excellent service delivery
  • Identify and engage relevant private and public sector stakeholders to join the ALDDN National Advisory Committee to provide guidance, support and opportunities for collaboration.

Branding & Communications:

  • Supports the formulation and implementation of project communications and advocacy strategies, and supports ALDDN program development focusing on achievement of the set targets:
  • Assist in coordination and communication of implementation strategies among stakeholders, particularly the processor, State government officials, and the Program Lead;
  • Support to increased awareness of ALDDN’s mandate and goals through the dissemination of information, press release, organization of public events;
  • Extract lessons learned to support program improvement, advocate for durable solutions and policies, and facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing; Monitor and analyze the media in the areas related to the mandates of ALDDN as well as other issues relevant to the Dairy Development brand and positioning in Nigeria;
  • Identify and assess potential issues, concerns, and risks related to communications and advocacy, and suggests corrective actions to the ALDDN Program Management Team and Field or Project officers;
  • Undertake regular liaison with other partners for content development, information exchange, collaborative communication efforts, and innovative communication and advocacy tools, as assigned;
  • Compile and analyze communication experiences and shares findings with other Sahel Program Management Team so that best practices benefit the Sahel Consulting’s communication work;
  • Prepare official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds, and presentations on any development-related topic as necessary;
  • Develop and maintain external and internal communications platforms such as the Sahel Consulting website, official social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), Intranet and on-line collaboration platforms, etc.;
  • Provide substantive support to the ALDDN program team on joint publications ensuring high-quality standards and the correct application of the ALDDN branding guidelines and publishing standards;

Policy Advocacy:

  • Provide leadership and advocacy to address policy-related issues and other challenges to ensure sustainable dairy development in Nigeria;
  • Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events, and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events;
  • Research, analyze and present inputs to the ALDDN strategic advocacy and program communications to boost the impact of programmatic objectives under the ALDDN program;
  • Plan and facilitate the promotion of advocacy and communications as a tool for a participatory approach to ALDDN program implementation and monitoring, reflecting the views and priorities of beneficiary communities;
  • Provide substantive support to the Sahel’s ICT officer on public messaging and media outreach, and assists in managing reputational risks or crises around sensitive issues;
  • Assists all the ALDDN team in projecting the program’s image effectively and accurately as well as promoting transparency and accountability;
  • Provides substantive support to ensure that communication performance indicators are identified, incorporated, monitored, and reported on throughout the program cycles;
  • Provides substantive support in significantly expanding public outreach on the Dairy Development Agenda and the Sahel Consulting’s role and impact in Nigeria.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Plan and facilitate resource mobilization in ALDDN and other key thematic areas;
  • Advise the Program Lead on possible sources of funding and in-kind support and partnerships that could be leveraged for promoting project campaigns, galvanizing local and national support as relevant;
  • Organize and conducts educational outreach activities, including the organization of national and international conferences and public speaking engagements at academic institutions;
  • Evaluate results and impact of communications and advocacy initiatives promoting the ALDDN program management team’s work in key thematic areas other than development, reporting the outcome to the Donor, the State government, Processor partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Mass Communications, ICT, Public relations or related field of study
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in such position with demonstrated results focus, skills and a track record of delivering beyond expectations.
  • Strong communications abilities including planning and organizing events and project visibility and capturing of impacts.
  • A familiarity with and commitment to advocating gender equality and inclusiveness is also required.
  • Ability to shape a vision and strategy.
  • Able to create positive narration of program achievements.
  • Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills to support effective work through implementing partners.
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • Excellent judgement.
  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Preference is for candidates who has worked as a Communications and Partnerships Officer in a top consulting firm.

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Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The M&E Analyst position is for early-stage practitioners with a passion for the growth of Africa and, interested in getting to be exposed to a variety of projects in the agriculture sector.
  • There are opportunities to work with clients across the public, private and social sector and across multiple value chains to make a tangible impact to the agriculture and nutrition sector in Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation, the M&E Analyst will contribute to activities related to the M&E components of the ALDDN program. In particular, the incumbent will:

  • Conduct market, industry and company research related to proposals and projects for Sahel Consulting’s clients.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis with data gathered during the project.
  • Prepare PowerPoint and Word reports summarizing research and analyses and developing recommendations for the client.
  • Create complete bibliography and contacts list of all sources of research information.
  • Support Sahel Capital with work required to deliver a high-quality final report to its client(s).
  • Work independently, but as part of a broader team of Sahel Consulting consultants.
  • Support senior management on other Sahel Consulting initiatives as requested.
Qualifications and Requirements:

We are looking for candidates that are humble and passionate about the growth of Africa. Below are key qualifications we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or any related discipline with a minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • High-quality analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Willingness to travel (required)
  • Ability to speak Hausa is an added advantage
  • Ability to gather and analyze data.
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Policy Advocacy, Communications and Partnerships Lead

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The objective of this position is to provide partnerships and communications and policy advocacy support for Sahel – led projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
General:

  • Ensure timely and high-quality implementation of Sahel Consulting-led projects, including planning, coordination, and reporting of project activities
  • Manage engagement with clients and key stakeholders to successfully deliver on the objectives of projects
  • Prepare reports, summarizing research and analyses, and developing recommendations for clients
  • Set high-quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, and client requirements and priorities.
  • Measure project progress, client benefits, and budget expectation achievement through proprietary tracking tools.
  • Handle proposals and business development calls with partners and senior managers.

ALDDN Program:
The Policy Advocacy, Communications and Partnerships Lead’s primary responsibilities are outlined below:

Relationship Building & Management:

  • Contributes to partnership building and engagement with all Stakeholders via platforms such as Agriculture Working Group, planning and facilitating events with key traditional and non-traditional partners, including government, civil society, private sector, development partners, and others new as well as conventional actors on the ALDDN Agenda
  • Build and manage relations with the funder, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners to ensure ongoing alignment, commitment and accountability to deliver on the program’s targets
  • Actively engage, provide direction and oversight to all processor partners to ensure alignment on program deliverables as outlined in MOU
  • Provide oversight and guidance to all program implementing partners to ensure excellent service delivery
  • Identify and engage relevant private and public sector stakeholders to join the ALDDN National Advisory Committee to provide guidance, support and opportunities for collaboration.

Branding & Communications:

  • Supports the formulation and implementation of project communications and advocacy strategies, and supports ALDDN program development focusing on achievement of the set targets:
  • Assist in coordination and communication of implementation strategies among stakeholders, particularly the processor, State government officials, and the Program Lead;
  • Support to increased awareness of ALDDN’s mandate and goals through the dissemination of information, press release, organization of public events;
  • Extract lessons learned to support program improvement, advocate for durable solutions and policies, and facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing; Monitor and analyze the media in the areas related to the mandates of ALDDN as well as other issues relevant to the Dairy Development brand and positioning in Nigeria;
  • Identify and assess potential issues, concerns, and risks related to communications and advocacy, and suggests corrective actions to the ALDDN Program Management Team and Field or Project officers;
  • Undertake regular liaison with other partners for content development, information exchange, collaborative communication efforts, and innovative communication and advocacy tools, as assigned;
  • Compile and analyze communication experiences and shares findings with other Sahel Program Management Team so that best practices benefit the Sahel Consulting’s communication work;
  • Prepare official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds, and presentations on any development-related topic as necessary;
  • Develop and maintain external and internal communications platforms such as the Sahel Consulting website, official social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), Intranet and on-line collaboration platforms, etc.;
  • Provide substantive support to the ALDDN program team on joint publications ensuring high-quality standards and the correct application of the ALDDN branding guidelines and publishing standards;

Policy Advocacy:

  • Provide leadership and advocacy to address policy-related issues and other challenges to ensure sustainable dairy development in Nigeria;
  • Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events, and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events;
  • Research, analyze and present inputs to the ALDDN strategic advocacy and program communications to boost the impact of programmatic objectives under the ALDDN program;
  • Plan and facilitate the promotion of advocacy and communications as a tool for a participatory approach to ALDDN program implementation and monitoring, reflecting the views and priorities of beneficiary communities;
  • Provide substantive support to the Sahel’s ICT officer on public messaging and media outreach, and assists in managing reputational risks or crises around sensitive issues;
  • Assists all the ALDDN team in projecting the program’s image effectively and accurately as well as promoting transparency and accountability;
  • Provides substantive support to ensure that communication performance indicators are identified, incorporated, monitored, and reported on throughout the program cycles;
  • Provides substantive support in significantly expanding public outreach on the Dairy Development Agenda and the Sahel Consulting’s role and impact in Nigeria.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Plan and facilitate resource mobilization in ALDDN and other key thematic areas;
  • Advise the Program Lead on possible sources of funding and in-kind support and partnerships that could be leveraged for promoting project campaigns, galvanizing local and national support as relevant;
  • Organize and conducts educational outreach activities, including the organization of national and international conferences and public speaking engagements at academic institutions;
  • Evaluate results and impact of communications and advocacy initiatives promoting the ALDDN program management team’s work in key thematic areas other than development, reporting the outcome to the Donor, the State government, Processor partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree / Master’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years work experience.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Openings at Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited” should send their CV to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using “the job title” as the subject of the email. (Tip: Learn how to write a Professional CV)

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: November 30, 2021

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