Market Section Manager Job at Propcom Mai-karfi

Propcom Mai-karfi, a six-year project working to improve the livelihoods of Nigeria’s rural poor through targeted market initiatives, is seeking a highperforming, results-oriented professional to serve as Market Section Manager.

Propcom Mai-karfi aims to increase incomes for 500,000 poor Nigerians, including 50% women, by enhancing employment opportunities and improving productivity in selected agricultural and other rural markets in northern Nigeria.

We are seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of:

Job Title: Market Section Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Market Section Manager will supervise and lead a market section comprising a number of Intervention Managers.
  • This team will oversee interventions in several target markets and identify further opportunities for the programme to pursue.


  • Providing overall strategic direction for the market sector and all interventions within the sector; monitoring and quality assuring all intervention guides and resulting outputs
  • Driving the stakeholder analysis of the selected commodity chains as well as identifying potential agents of change
  • Overseeing the implementation of all market interventions ensuring initiative is taken and setting work plans for the intervention
  • Identifying and establishing strategic partnerships within the market and playing a lead role in managing all established partnerships
  • Identifying new markets in order to contribute to the overall programme strategy and liaising with the senior management team on potential markets
  • Initiating and managing all market related value chain analysis ensuring study designs, contracting and implementation are done in accordance to set standards
  • Ensuring:
    • Administrative guidance is followed for grants, MoUs, and general administration
    • Budgets are managed for the markets being supervised
    • Security guidelines are followed by all team members
  • Improving the performance of the team through mentoring and coaching
  • Ensuring good linkages with the Results Measurement team
  • Contributing to the overall leadership of the programme as part of the management team

Required Skills & Experience

  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience and knowledge of the agricultural inputs market in Northern Nigeria is a definite advantage.
  • Team management experience
  • Evidence of the ability to form strong partnerships
  • Credibility within the business community
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • The role is based in Abuja, although travel within extensive northern Nigeria will be required.
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive reports
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Hausa is desirable
  • Willingness to travel domestically, especially to the north of Nigeria, is essential
  • Strong skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience on M4P projects preferred

In return we offer:

  • A friendly and team-based working environment in Abuja
  • Opportunity to collaborate with national and international colleagues
  • Opportunity to make a vital contribution to an innovative Nigerian development programme
  • A competitive salary with benefits

Applications are encouraged from all those who can clearly demonstrate sound evidence of success in a business advisory or agricultural management role and a passion for development in Nigeria.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (maximum of three pages), full details of two referees, salary history and a 1 page covering letter outlining how your skills and competencies match the requirements of this post to: msmrecruit[email protected]

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Application Deadline  16th October, 2015

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