Capacity Development Expert at Finpact Development Foundation (FINDEF) – Sokoto & Zamfara

transparency, accountability, shared goals, honesty

Finpact Development Foundation (FINDEF) is an indigenous non-governmental organization. Our focus is on delivering lasting value through the work we do, making us trusted advisors to all our partners. We are actively involved in the food security, livelihood and education projects, as well as government-led NGO coordination committee platform. Our local presence, capacity, experience, relationships, understanding of local culture and context are all major factors that enable us deliver humanitarian response. We are guided by humanitarian principles and our working philosophy with partners includes commitment to transparency, accountability, shared goals, honesty and trust. We keep a fast paced environment where self-motivated and independent Individuals who are looking to constantly develop themselves thrive well. We pride ourselves in working at hard to reach communities while maintaining keen focus on culture and management structures that support excellent interaction with partners and stakeholders.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Capacity Development Expert

Locations: Sokoto and Zamfara

Role Summary

  • The Capacity Development Expert will lead efforts to build the technical and managerial capacities of project participants, including youth and women entrepreneurs, farmer organizations, and agribusiness enterprises.
  • This individual will design and deliver training programs, provide technical assistance, and facilitate peer learning activities to enhance the skills and knowledge of project beneficiaries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess the capacity development needs of project participants and develop tailored training programs and materials to address identified gaps.
  • Deliver training sessions on topics such as good agricultural practices, business development, financial literacy, and technical skills in processing and post-harvest management.
  • Provide individualized technical assistance and mentoring to project beneficiaries to support the implementation of newly acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Facilitate peer learning and knowledge exchange among project participants through workshops, study tours, and community-based learning initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of capacity development activities and make adjustments as needed to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs through participant feedback, pre-and-post assessments, performance metrics and training report.
  • Provide ongoing support and coaching to trainees to reinforce learning outcomes and facilitate the application of new knowledge and skills in their activities.
  • Work together with the project team leader to coordinate with relevant government agencies and departments to ensure alignment and integration of capacity building initiatives with broader project goals and strategies.
  • Coordinate with other project staff to ensure integration of capacity development activities into project interventions.
  • Document best practices and lessons learned in capacity development for knowledge sharing.
  • Develop/contribute to the development of knowledge products and ensure effective dissemination.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agriculture / Agribusiness, Business Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in capacity development, training, or related roles, preferably in the agricultural sector.
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and foster participatory learning environments.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and experience in developing interactive and experiential training programs.
  • Familiarity with gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches to capacity development is desirable.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume (not more than 3 pages) and Cover Letter (not more than one page) detailing why they are qualified for this position to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Important Information and Notice

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  • FINDEF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disabilities.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • FINDEF does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. FINDEF’s recruitment process is transparent, and merit based. Lobbying of any form is not allowed and can lead to disqualification.
  • FINDEF has zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of beneficiaries. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility, and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that enshrines principles of PSEA, at all times (both during work hours and outside work hours).
  • Familiarization with, and adherence to FINDEF’s Code of Conduct is an essential requirement for all staff, in addition to related mandatory training.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. Our organization procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
  • This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various project locations.