Agriculture and Food Security Team Leader Job at Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy adding value for public and private clients on agenda-setting, next-generation projects worldwide. We use our ingenuity to save our customers money and time, reduce risks, increase efficiency, maximise sustainable outcomes and advance best practice.

We are currently expanding our operations in West Africa and for this purpose we are looking for suitably qualified experts for the position below on a long-term basis with duty station in the Region:

Job Title: Team Leader: Agriculture and Food Security

Job Ref: 25265BR
Location: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Job Category: Environment, International development

Job Descriptions

  • We are looking for a Team Leader to provide technical assistance in Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security.
  • It also includes training the Ministry staff in procedures of management of EU funds as well as the management of the programme.
  • The contract programme includes the provision of capacity building to country Ministry staff in developing agriculture strategies and policies in favour of small-holders farmers, the youth and women.

Candidate Specification
Academic Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree (or equivalent) in Agriculture or Agriculture Sciences like Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Food Systems, Food Security, Agriculture Finance, Agriculture Production/Value Chain Management, Horticulture, Agro-forestry, Farming Systems, etc.

General Professional Experience:

  • At least 15 years working experience as an adviser in capacity building programmes, targeting national Ministries of agriculture or related Ministries;
  • Knowledge of and experience with EuropeAid procedures and regulations
  • Experience working with and knowledge of agricultural development, agriculture sector strategies, policy issues Africa is desirable
  • Previous experience as Team Leader on EC funded projects
  • At least 10 years proven experience as a Team Leader managing advisory teams at national and regional level;
  • At least 10 years of working experience in Africa Sub-Sahara including as embedded advisor;
  • Demonstrated experience in Agriculture policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue, and multi stakeholder coordination;

Other Requirements:

  • Previous work experience in West African countries is an added advantage
  • Good understanding of Human resource management
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in facilitating training of Ministry Staff

Language Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written English is essential.

How to Apply

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