Impact and Markets Specialist

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Nuru International is seeking experienced and motivated professionals to use their skills to help end extreme poverty forever.

Job Title: Impact and Markets Specialist

Location: Adamawa State, Nigeria

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Job Overview:

  • Reports to: Team Leader
  • Employment type: Full-time with a competitive compensation package including health benefits, retirement plan, housing in-country, time off, and more 
  • Term: 2 year contract in a field intensive role
  • Start Date: Q2 2020

The Impact and Markets Specialist is a key member of Nuru International’s scaffolding around Nuru Nigeria. The role focuses on capacity building of the Nuru Nigeria Impact team and coordinates the implementation of Nuru’s holistic programming in Nigeria. They work closely with local and international subject matter experts to deploy and implement interventions by, with and through local counterparts to demonstrate their relevance, effectiveness and impact on local communities.

Working Conditions:

  • You will be living in a fast paced and rapidly evolving environment in an unstable fragile state – living with the rest of the Field Team in the team compound (spotty electricity with generator support, running water – western toilet and lukewarm shower, spotty internet connectivity, communal living, etc.)
  • Living and transportation conditions can be physically challenging and occasionally uncomfortable.
  • Security of the team is a priority.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mentor, train and collaborate closely with emerging and established program leaders to ensure sustainable and impactful interventions
  • Project management and staff management capacity building with counterparts in areas of business planning, micro-finance modeling, small business financial management, agricultural production and other technical areas core to the Nuru impact model
  • Plan, adapt and implement impact interventions to meet needs in local Nigerian communities together with local partners through Nuru’s Program Planning Process
  • Implement impact interventions through an initial cycle and demonstrate impact
  • Achieve these facilities in a way that is sustainable and able to scale up according to Nuru’s quality solutions criteria
  • Collaborate effectively with a remote-based team of subject matter experts to navigate what will be an uncertain, complex and trying environment
  • Put the needs of farmers and local communities first, and demonstrate this throughout all aspects of navigating work and life in rural Nigeria
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business, or a field closely related to Nuru’s core areas in rural livelihoods or financial inclusion; MBA strongly preferred
  • Rural livelihoods and rural business experience preferred; Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Former Volunteers of the Voluntary Service Overseas strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 2 – 4 years prior experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa, with 2 – 3 years of experience in training and capacity building of host-country nationals preferred
  • Former management consultants (or people with similar experience quickly getting up to speed on a project, working across functions, and solving problems) are preferred.
  • Ability to highly respect and learn from other cultures and to integrate into those cultures seamlessly
  • High commitment to Nuru International’s mission and theory of change
  • Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations
  • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
  • Ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders
  • Self-starter with ability to cope with a high level of stress and ambiguity, think on their feet, and demonstrate resilience
  • Ability to make difficult decisions with limited information on a tight timeline
  • Highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About Nuru International
Nuru International ends extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by equipping local leaders with the tools and knowledge to build self-sustaining, self-scaling impact programs to lift their communities out of extreme poverty within seven years.Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia, and is starting up operations in Nigeria. The mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Nuru’s first involvement in Nigeria was established in 2017 and began work...
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Job Summary
March 26, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 2years
NGO / Community Services /Project Management
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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