Cluster Development Specialist
Adam Smith International
Abuja
5d ago
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    Adam Smith International is an award-winning global company that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform.

    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 offices are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

    Location : Abuja

    Department : Private Sector Development

    Position Type : Full-Time / Regular

    Job Description

    DFID’s LINKS - Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria is a successor programme to the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) programme including GEMS3 which was successfully implemented by Adam Smith International.

    Focusing on spatial economic growth in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, LINKS will aim to raise the incomes of at least 3 million people with specific targets for women and people living disability through new jobs, farming incomes, and self-

    employment opportunities.The programmme, set to begin in early 2019, will focus on three main pillars - Investment, Innovation and Enabling Business Environment, with Agriculture, Renewable Energy, ICT, Affordable housing and Solid Waste Management as target sectors.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Manage all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure.

    Manage timelines and client reporting requirements for grant activitiesMonitor grant portfolio pipeline of financial commitments and disbursements.

    Develop and implement the strategy for assigned grant portfolioEnsure compliance with client and organizational policies, procedures and regulations, throughout implementation.

    Monitor project progress against the approved project implementation timeline;Identify delays and work closely with the Innovation Lead to ensure projects stay on track.

    Required Professional Experience

    Master's degree in a related field with minimum of 5 years of work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of relevant work experience.

    At least 2 years working experience in international projects. DFID experience is strongly preferable, but not essential.

    Location : Abuja

    Department : Private Sector Development

    Position Type : Full-Time / Regular

    Job Description

    DFID’s LINKS - Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria is a successor programme to the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) programme including GEMS3 which was successfully implemented by Adam Smith International.

    Focusing on spatial economic growth in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, LINKS will aim to raise the incomes of at least 3 million people with specific targets for women and people living disability through new jobs, farming incomes, and self-

    employment opportunitiesThe programmme, set to begin in early 2019, will focus on three main pillars Investment, Innovation and Enabling Business Environment, with Agriculture, Renewable Energy, ICT, Affordable housing and Solid Waste Management as target sectors.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Develop, implement and maintain a program communications strategyLiaise with all programme component teams to ensure the strategy is being implemented effectively, coordinating specific activities and approaches as neededProvide technical advice, guidance and support to program staff in the integration of communications and awareness components into project activitiesSupport the programme’s engagement with the client to ensure that the programme¹s activities are always aligned with its intentDesign, select and oversee strategic communication, public outreach, and messaging activities including internal communications and external communications

    Required Professional Experience

  • Master's Degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in media or other communications work;
  • or Bachelor's Degree with 7 years of relevant work experience.Excellent written and spoken EnglishStrong analytical, organizational and communications capacityDemonstrated experience in training on media and communications activities. (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • Location : Nigeria

    Department : Private Sector Development

    Position Type : Full-Time / Regular

    Job Description

    DFID’s LINKS - Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria is a successor programme to the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) programme including GEMS3 which was successfully implemented by Adam Smith International.

    Focusing on spatial economic growth in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, LINKS will aim to raise the incomes of at least 3 million people with specific targets for women and people living disability through new jobs, farming incomes, and self-

    employment opportunities.The programmme, set to begin in early 2019, will focus on three main pillars - Investment, Innovation and Enabling Business Environment, with Agriculture, Renewable Energy, ICT, Affordable housing and Solid Waste Management as target sectors.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The Team Leader will provide overall leadership, management and strategic direction of all programme technical and operational activities.

    In this role, the Team Leader will :

    Provide overall leadership and technical direction for the program, including leading the strategic planning, implementation and reportingLead the design, development and implementation of strategies and project work plansEnsure LINKS meets all deliverables of the highest quality and on timeServes as the principal liaison with the program and technical staff, government partners and private sector stakeholdersLead efforts to collect, synthesize and disseminate clear information through technical reports and periodic progress reportsDevelop professional relationships across relevant donor programmes, and further programme goals and objectivesCommunicate with project managers, donors and other stakeholders to ensure positive visibility of project activities.

    Required Professional Experience

    At least 15 years working experience in international projects. DFID experience is strongly preferable, but not essentialAt least 10 years’ experience of those spent in projects in developing countries lasting more than 2 years and managing teams of 10 or more including local and international staffAt least 5 years of Project Team Leader / Head of Project status in economic development projects with significant elements involving private sector investment and innovation, and budgets over £5millionProven track record of achieving job creation and / or income raising results at large scale and pace (100,000 people plus)Relevant Nigeria experience.

    Location : Abuja

    Department : Private Sector Development

    Position Type : Full-Time / Regular

    Job Description

    DFID’s LINKS Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria is a successor programme to the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) programme including GEMS3 which was successfully implemented by Adam Smith International.

    Focusing on spatial economic growth in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, LINKS will aim to raise the incomes of at least 3 million people with specific targets for women and people living disability through new jobs, farming incomes, and self-

    employment opportunities. The programmme, set to begin in early 2019, will focus on three main pillars Investment, Innovation and Enabling Business Environment, with Agriculture, Renewable Energy, ICT, Affordable housing and Solid Waste Management as target sectors.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Support State Governments in implementation of Cluster development Framework, including creating policies and strategies.

    Be responsible for timely and effective delivery of Cluster support initiatives.Supporting enterprise growth of clusters through the development of business development strategies plan and matching to BDS and A2F solutionsSupport the formalization of trade clusters through registration and adaptions of co-

    operative modelsSupport periodic meetings between trade clusters and encourage good business practicesOversee the monitoring and reporting mechanisms between clusters and programme and also identify innovative means to track progressIdentify innovative and sustainable solutions that can support the apprenticeship model, encouraging sustained interest and motivation of trade clusters

    Required Professional Experience

    Master's Degree in a related field with minimum of 5 years of work experience or Bachelor's Degree with 7 years of relevant work experience.

    At least 2 years working experience in international projects. DFID experience is strongly preferable, but not essential

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