Project Team Leader 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: Project Team Leader

Locations: Sokoto and Zamfara

Role Summary

  • The Project Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of the assigned project.
  • This individual will provide strategic leadership, coordination, and management oversight to ensure the achievement of project goals and objectives within the specified timeline and budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the project, ensuring alignment with the project’s objectives and stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Lead project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities in collaboration with the project team and stakeholders.
  • Oversee the project work plan, ensuring timely and quality delivery of activities.
  • Develop, monitor, review and update the Program department activity, work plan to ensure that it attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with relevant government agencies, community leaders, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with project guidelines, donor requirements, and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Represent the project at meetings, conferences, and other relevant forums to promote project visibility and impact.
  • Monitor project progress against set targets and milestones, identifying and addressing any challenges.
  • Work closely with all staff and partners to achieve a cohesive and coordinated approach to engagement and overall implementation strategies of the project.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and progress reports detailing tasks (including monitoring plans) on FINDEF’s engagement implementation.
  • Ensure an empowering work environment and team building in compliance with FINDEF’s values, principles and attitude.
  • Ensure an enabling environment for staff performance, recognition and reward of the program team to encourage staff productivity, innovation and performance (e.g. facilities, equipment, duty facilitation, team building etc.)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Development Studies, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, preferably in the agricultural or rural development sector.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with a track record of successfully managing complex projects and diverse teams.
  • Proven ability to deliver results in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with various stakeholders.

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.