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Youth And Climate Partnerships Associate (Fixed - Term) - Niger

Closing: May 20, 2024

2 months remaining

Published: Feb 21, 2024 (2 months ago)

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Qualifications
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent
  • 3 to 5+ years of work experience. Experience at a dynamic organization in one of our countries of operations is preferred.
  • Writing experience
  • Experience coordinating teams to accomplish complex projects
  • Experience developing Word forms/templates, and maintaining complex spreadsheets in Excel / Google Sheets
  • We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in any (not all) of the following: agriculture, youth programming, rural development, project management, grant writing, grant management, communications.

Eligibility:

  • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.
Responsibilities
Qualifications
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent
  • 3 to 5+ years of work experience. Experience at a dynamic organization in one of our countries of operations is preferred.
  • Writing experience
  • Experience coordinating teams to accomplish complex projects
  • Experience developing Word forms/templates, and maintaining complex spreadsheets in Excel / Google Sheets
  • We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in any (not all) of the following: agriculture, youth programming, rural development, project management, grant writing, grant management, communications.

Eligibility:

  • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

About the Role

  • One Acre Fund has been awarded a major grant to strengthen our climate programs and support dignified youth livelihoods over the next 5 years.
  • This grant will be extremely influential to One Acre Fund’s future strategic direction, and will open up several new avenues of impactful work.You will support the grant manager with report writing and the coordination of grant activities.
  • This will involve close collaboration with many teams throughout the organization and external partners.
  • You will support the main activities of the grant, including:
    • Providing improved agricultural services to youth
    • Bringing youth into high-value crop commercialization
    • Building climate resilience among young farmers through income diversification and the provision of insurance products
  • You will report to the Youth and Climate Partnerships Lead on the Global Business Development and Partnerships Team.

Duties
Report writing and coordination:

  • Lead all elements of designing and draftingquarterly grant progress reports through a collaborative process with Business Development team members, organizational leaders, and grant partners
  • Support overall project management by creating and updating workflows and a matrix of responsibilities for several grant work streams
  • Coordinate donor site visits (up to 2-3 times per year)

Stakeholder management:

  • Work with program leads to create systems for setting and tracking project milestones
  • Prepare and lead program team update meetings to assess progress against milestones and collect data for grant reports

Project strategy and implementation:

  • Coordinate with subject matter experts to drive systems-level improvements in youth engagement and climate resilience across the organization
  • Coordinate with internal and external Monitoring/Evaluation/Learning teams to measure and improve program impact on youth and women
  • Monitor potential risks and project implementation challenges and work toward solutions in collaboration with project staff and partners

Career Growth and Development:

  • We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
  • You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
  • We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

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