Consultant - Value Chain Analysis
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Yobe
6d ago
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    Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

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    Location : Damaturu, Yobe

    Job Summary

    The position is based in Damaturu, Yobe State and reports to the Operation Supports Coordinator.The HR Manager is responsible for implementing the HR policies and procedures to ensure optimum HR performance and provide high quality HR support to staff and programs in Yobe State.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Implement staff regulations and other HR related policies.Oversee the implementation of performance management and training for staff at the base level.

    Provide HR monthly reports.Work closely with the Head of HR at the country level with the aim to continuously improve HR processes and procedures.

    Plan and facilitate HR activities in the team : contract, recruitment and employee relation.Prepare monthly and mid-month cash forecasts for HR related expenses.

    Prepare field briefing schedule for new staff arriving in the field.Lead the HR recruitment at the base level with the support of the resourcing team.

    Lead the identification and development of improved recruitment and retention strategies.Filing all documents for international staff, and updating their files in line with Head of HR’s direction.

    Maintain the international staff database at field level.Provide advice to the senior management team on staffing and administration.

    Requirements

    The successful candidate will :

    Have a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or similar field. Post graduate qualification in human resources is an added advantage.

    Possess a minimum of three years as HR generalist experience in an INGO / NGO across all HR disciplines, including employment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, workers compensation and conflict resolution.

    Experience in using HOMERE software system.Have knowledge of MS Office Suite (high proficiency in Excel).Have the ability to work in a stressful environment, take initiatives & prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

    Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.Genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.

    Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.Be fluent in written & spoken English.

    Have proven ability to model core HR values of confidentiality, fairness and discretion.Have interest & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.

    Possess excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team.Have strong commitment to Action Against Hunger mission & core values.

    L ocation : Damaturu, Yobe

    Job Summary

    The Knowledge Management Officer will be based in Damaturu, Yobe and supervised by the Senior Project Manager.He / she will provide support to the Senior Project Manager in the development and submission of high quality internal and external reports, in line with the Action Against Hunger Nigeria Mission as well as donor requirements as well as support internal coordination and communication within the Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission and effective project implementation.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To be the focal point for project staff seeking grant management documents and ensure timely and effective responses to inquiries for grant documents;
  • Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use in both hard and soft copy (proposals, contracts, amendments, internal and donor reports, assessments, evaluations etc.

  • Work collaboratively with program staff to identify, and prioritize types of knowledge to develop and capture;Maintain processes to ensure knowledge management efforts are centralized and inform decision making especially program design;
  • Support documentation of lessons learnt, best practices and proven innovations in programme design, implementation, monitoring and reporting to improve program design and implementation strategy;
  • Create a culture of sharing this knowledge among staff, community partners and opinion leaders, and peers;Provide support to ensure that internal and donor timelines and deadlines are monitored, managed and met, as required by the line manager, and reporting mechanisms are strengthened;
  • Completion of quantitative and qualitative Activity Progress Reports (APRs) together with the project team on monthly basis and ensure they are ready on time for validation and further dissemination

    Requirements

  • The successful candidate will;
  • Have a university degree in relevant field (Fundraising, Public Relations, Communications, Development, Humanitarian Aid, International Relations);
  • Master’s degree preferred;Have a minimum of two years of working experience in relief or development programs.Possess previous successful experience of working on humanitarian and development projects ;
  • Have knowledge of main donor regulations and priorities, including USAID, DFID, EU, UN and ECHO;Have proven ability to coordinate projects across different units / departments;
  • Be fluent in written & spoken English.Be self-motivated; detail oriented, organized, and able to manage competing urgent requests and priorities;
  • asHave the ability to work in a multicultural context and be a team player;Have the ability to work independently under pressure with tight deadlines.

    Have the ability to be adaptable and flexible.Be professional with good Planning and organizational capacity.Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    Be commitment to upholding Action Against Hunger's mission, values and policy.Have previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.

  • Have good knowledge of the interventions area / s and local economy. (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • Location : Damaturu, Yobe

    Terms of Reference : Value Chain Analysis

    Project Name : Enhancing Food Security In Yobe State, North Eastern Nigeria

    Sector : Food Security and Livelihoods

    Project Description & Rationale

    Action Against Hunger has been operational in Nigeria since 2010 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-

    sector strategy in which Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

    A protracted conflict in North East (NE) Nigeria has increased population vulnerability to displacement, destruction, loss of livelihoods, malnutrition, food insecurity, inadequate health services and poor sanitation since 2009.

    The conflict has directly affected 14.8 million people, of which 7.7 million need urgent humanitarian assistance. Yobe is among the most affected states of this violent conflict which has caused unprecedented population displacements and severe food insecurity with a significant number of people having very limited access to food.

    At the peak of the insurgency, markets in Yobe were greatly disrupted but are now on a recovery pathAction Against Hunger proposes to carry out a pro-

    poor value chain analysis from which three key commodity value chains that most affect the poor and key stakeholders in these value chains shall be identified.

    The analysis shall produce information about the critical areas of intervention in the value chains The project envisages to target 500 market actors for market related and financial literacy related sensitization, training, and information support to make use of the opportunities created during the previous market strengthening activities.

    However, out of these, 50 market actors shall be targeted for strengthening using both training and cash grants.The 50 actors shall be identified based on their positioning in the pro-

    poor value chain and their potential to have a wider impact on the value chain, if supported.

    Objectives of the Value Chain Analysis

    Study the existing value chains and prioritize the three most pro-poor commodities ().Identify the challenges, opportunities, and potential of various actors (farmers, traders, transporters, processors, etc.

    in the value chain of the three most pro-poor commodities.Analyze current market trends in terms of market demand and supply, price-

    scheduling mechanisms, market determinant factors, supply chains and government market regulatory and control mechanisms in relation to the three prioritized commodities value chains.

    Analyze potential risks the project beneficiaries may face with markets and suggest possible mitigation measures in relation to three prioritized pro-

    poor commodity value chains.Explore micro financing institutions in the area and illustrate how small-scale market actors related to the three priority commodities can be linked with them.

    Understand the capacity of small-scale market actors and any existing producer associations / organizations regarding production, scale up, input access, access to services, credit, information and resources in relation to the three prioritized pro-

    poor commodities.Document the capacity gaps in the prioritized pro-poor value chains and suggest improvements that are geared towards empowering all actors to independently exist in the market economy.

    Identify key actors for capacity building and the exact support they need to improve the prioritized pro-poor value chains in a fragile conflict affected area taking into consideration the bigger picture that involves other goods and services that were not prioritized in the study.

    To investigate the potential impact of the improving the pro-poor value chain on improvement of food & nutrition security in the area especially for the poor populations.

    Scope Covered by Analysis

    The geographical scope of the analysis will cover Yobe in general and Gujba in particular, with more focus on the wards of Mutai, Goniri, Gotala / Gotumba and Ngurbuwa.

    The consultant / s will work closely with Action Against Hunger staff and stakeholders in executing the task.

    Methodology & Timeline

    The consultancy is expected to be completed within 35 days and will cover :

    Desk reviewValue chain analysis tools pre-testField workData cleaning / analysis

    Key Deliverables

    The consultant will be expected to deliver :

    proposed value chain analysis methodology to Action Against Hunger for review, feedback and approval within one weekInception reportPresentation during validation workshopDraft and final reports

    Profile of Consultant

    Masters qualification in discipline related to international studies, Nutrition, Health, Economics, Mathematics, Agriculture or other relevant discipline or commensurate work experience in lieu of graduate qualification.

    International experience (at least 5 years) in Value chain related programming.Experience in carrying out at least two Value chain analyses with at least one as the lead consultant.

    Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative approach.

    Extensive experience in data management and analysis, including data collection tools design, database design and management and data quality checks.

    Sound and mature understanding of rights-based approaches to development and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.

    Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties with tact and diplomacy.

    Ability to communicate efficiently in English language (oral and written).The ability to work closely in a team, to be patient, adaptable, flexible and able to improvise and work in an environment that is often stressful and potentially volatile.

    Willingness to travel in difficult circumstances.Excellent command of the English language.Understanding of the social and economic context of the North Eastern Nigeria is an added advantage.

    Action Against Hunger USA invites potential candidates to send their submission package, which should include :

    CV, detailing qualificationsDemonstrated experience in similar assignments undertakenWorkplan based on ToR and deliverablesFinancial Proposal

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit both technical and financial proposals to the following email address : tender as per the following instructions : Subject of the email should read -

    Consultancy for Value Chain Analysis, Nigeria".

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Consultant - Value Chain Analysis - tender

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