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Team Leader - Nigeria

Job Profile

For the upcoming LINKS programme in Northern Nigeria, Mott MacDonald is looking for a Team Leader.

About the programme
The LINKS Programme will result in increased income of GBP 3 million in northern Nigeria, with specific challenging targets for women and people living with disability through new jobs, farming incomes and self-employment opportunities, including the creation of 100,000 jobs. The programme will work primarily in the three northern states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa. The value chains with the highest potential are identified as agriculture, renewable energy and renewable off-grid power solutions and ICT. This programme is the successor of GEMS, which has been a successful DFID intervention. The LINKS programme will be implemented for 7 years.

Job Description

Job description of the Team Leader
You will be responsible for (but not limited to):
  • Provide overall leadership and technical direction for the program, including leading the strategic planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Overall programme management, including people management and oversight of progress
  • Stakeholder management, and acting as the principal point of contact with program and technical staff, government partners, private sector, service providers
  • Design, develop and implement strategies and project work plans
  • Lead the process of collecting, synthesizing and disseminating clear information through technical reports as well as regular progress reports.
  • Communicate effectively with other projects, donors, and other stakeholders for raising awareness about the program and for ensuring collaborative engagement
  • Provide leadership for achieving programme results, targets and milestones as per the logical framework

Candidate Specification

  • Degree in economics, business, or related fields
  • Experience of over 15 years in developing countries for private sector dev projects, ideally in Nigeria and the region, SSA
  • Successfully delivered large complex, multi-year, multi-disciplinary DFID projects for business environment reform, investment climate reform, private sector development
  • Successfully delivered results for women’s economic empowerment, inclusion of the youth
  • Deep understanding of constraints to the private sector in Nigeria, especially in the North
  • Experience implementing DFID procedures, policies, and reporting requirements.
  • Good understanding of the government economic policy, and experience of managing public private dialogue successfully
  • Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments
  • Oral, written, and spoken English fluency required
  • Hausa competency desired
What we offer
Mott MacDonald is a well-established company in International development. We offer you a freelance, full-time position in Northern Nigeria. We offer a competitive fee rate and the chance to develop not only northern Nigeria, but also your own personal growth.
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