Regional Coordinator for Implementation of the Road Map for Fertilizer and Soil Health in West Africa and the Sahel-Nigeria needed at International Fertilizer Development Center

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Job title : Regional Coordinator for Implementation of the Road Map for Fertilizer and Soil Health in West Africa and the Sahel-Nigeria

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : August 09, 2024

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  • Coordinate with involved stakeholders the development of a detailed work plan for roadmap implementation, aligned with ECOWAS and Soil Values priorities and timelines.
  • Brokering financial instruments to provide financial and other incentives for farmers to sustainably manage soil fertility.
  • Convening parties to collectively develop conducive policies on sustainable soil fertility management practices for stakeholders to co-opt.
  • Coordinate the implementation of roadmap activities across member states, ensuring alignment with national strategies.
  • Manage budgets allocated for roadmap activities and ensure efficient and transparent use of funds.
  • Develop strategic partnership and engagement mechanisms that include public and private sectors.
  • Promote and facilitate collaboration and partnerships among ECOWAS member states, regional institutions, research bodies, private sector actors, and civil society organizations.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to ECOWAS member states on developing and implementing national road maps and action plans for FSH with a particular focus on the Sahelian countries.
  • Work with the ECOWAS (ARAA) M&E specialist to develop a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress towards achieving the roadmap’s goals and objectives.
  • Work with the ECOWAS (ARAA) Communication specialist to develop strategies to raise awareness and disseminate the roadmap and its action plan.
  • Coordinate and ensure regular progress reports.

Reporting and Work Relationships
The Regional Coordinator will report to IFDC Director of Enabling Impact Department and will maintain close communication with IFDC throughout the assignment.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in agriculture, soil sciences, environmental science or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management within the agricultural sector and fertilizer sub sector, preferably in West Africa or the Sahel.
  • Profound understanding of fertilizer and soil health management challenges in the region.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge partnerships and foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills with fluency in English and French (both written and spoken).

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