Career Opportunities at Winrock International

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantages, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology. Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operations / Logistics Intern, Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension & Advisory Services Activity

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Line Manager: Director of Operations & Finance

Summary

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment.
  • Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • Winrock is currently implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity (The Activity), a five (5) year USAID activity that aims to partner with small and medium enterprises and key market actors to pilot proven technologies, scale up successful ones, and promote the adoption of improved production practices as well as improved service delivery that will rapidly, effectively, and sustainably provide access to agro-inputs and service delivery and disseminate extension messaging to at least two million smallholder farmers.
  • The Operations/Logistics intern is expected to support office administration in the Abuja office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive visitors to the office and direct them appropriately
  • Receive all correspondences to the office and route them to the recipient offices
  • Ensure that the staff sign in register is completed daily and accurately by staff
  • Support physical meetings in the office by providing all necessary items needed for the meeting.
  • Assist the Field Accountant in managing office administrative/logistics issues in the office.
  • Supervise the cleaners to ensure proper cleaning of the office environment.

Qualifications and Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Office Administration.

Experience:

  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal communication)
  • High level of fluency in English language
  • Knowledge of development projects.

Job Title: Program Assistant

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Chief of Party

Summary

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • The Program Assistant to the office of the Chief of Party will support implementation of the Activity’s tasks through managing program component documents, planning, developing, reviewing and tracking correspondences which will contribute towards strengthening processes that will ensure proper knowledge management of the project deliverables.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Chief of Party (COP) in planning and review of program documents
  • Coordinate with other program units in report writing for the project deliverables
  • Support the dissemination and tracking of all correspondences from the COP’s desk and other program units.
  • Assist in the preparation of draft reports, weekly success stories, and other project communications materials
  • Ensure that the program activities in the approved workplan are implemented as planned.
  • Take meeting notes during stakeholder and staff meetings, manage the online meeting platform
  • Coordinate the administrative component of the program units and the COP office
  • Liaise with the operations unit to support all the programmatic requirements of the project
  • Perform other tasks required by the COP.

Qualifications and Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Agro-economics, Social Sciences, and other related fields. Completion of short courses in project management and report writing will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • It is expected that the ideal candidate will be conversant with ideals in the value chain sectors including government, research institutions, universities and private sector partners. The ideal candidate should have the following experience:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management and report writing, which should include coordination of program activities of large development projects in Nigeria, preferably those funded by USAID
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Other:

  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal communication)
  • High level of fluency in English language
  • Knowledge of development projects.

Job Title: Driver

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Director of Operations and Finance
Status: Full time, Regular

Summary

  • Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
  • Winrock is currently implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity (The Activity), a five (5) year USAID activity that aims to partner with small and medium enterprises and key market actors to pilot proven technologies, scale up successful ones, and promote the adoption of improved production practices as well as improved service delivery that will rapidly, effectively, and sustainably provide access to agro-inputs and service delivery and disseminate extension messaging to at least two million smallholder farmers.
  • The Driver will be responsible for providing project-related transportation for Winrock staff and visitors using the project vehicle.

Detailed Description of Duties

  • Transport staff in Abuja office within the metropolis and field trips to the states when required
  • Transport office and project-related items/equipment as needed
  • Meet visitors and staff at airport and assist with airport check-in and check-out as needed
  • Ensure project vehicle is clean at all times and conduct daily vehicle basic checks (wheel nuts, brake & radiator fluids, brake pads, battery terminals, etc.)
  • Support office and event logistics as directed by the Director of Operations & Finance or designee
  • Maintain use of vehicle logbook at all times, recording information on each journey as required
  • Report to the Director of Operations & Finance or designee about vehicle conditions and maintain a schedule for vehicle maintenance
  • Always adhere to Winrock’s vehicle usage standard operating procedure policy and government traffic regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Five years of experience
  • O’Level, Secondary School or Tertiary certificates or equivalent
  • Clean, valid driver’s license
  • Basic mechanic skills
  • Computer knowledge (MS Word/Excel)
  • Experience working with international donor-funded projects/organizations

 

Deadline: 4th June, 2021.

Note

  • However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and WI reserves the right to make an offer prior to the closing date for applications.
  • Applicants are thus encouraged to submit their applications at the earliest opportunity.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted by Winrock.

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