Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Job Vacancy for a Field Project Manager in Nigeria Jan 2017


Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Career vacancy for a Field Project Manager


 Latest Job Vacancy for a Field Project Manager in Nigeria

Job Title:  Field Project Manager


  • Project implementation
  • Acting as MEDA’s representative in Nigeria
  • Project compliance
  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of project’s compliance with planning, monitoring, evaluation, performance and reporting
  • Ensuring adherence to local legal requirements
  • Management of field staff
  • Overseeing the management of all field staff, including recruitment, selection, supervision and ongoing performance evaluations
  • Ensuring daily management of the project and assuming full accountability of project results
  • Ensuring project performance tracking
  • Implementing security protocols
  • Project financial management
  • Maintaining strict budgetary adherence and monitoring
  • Ensuring review and timely submission of regular financial reports

Relationship management

  • Managing successful relationships with the Government of Nigeria, donor agencies, the business community and other stakeholders
  • Managing successful relationships with Key Facilitating Partners; ensuring positive relationships are maintained and project targets are achieved.
  • New business development
  • Supporting, as time allows, the Senior Director’s new business development efforts in-country and regionally


  • A minimum of ten years of senior level experience leading and managing complex, large scale, multi-million dollar economic and enterprise development initiatives (or similar private sector experience).
  • Proven leadership abilities with a multiple field office environment and relationships with North American-based HQ specialists and management.
  • Functional experience in marketing, business planning, business growth advisory service or related areas.
  • Direct private sector experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize stakeholders into partnerships and alliances, lead and facilitate collaborative processes.
  • Experience in using commercial business development services (BDS) providers to upgrade farmer, entrepreneur and enterprise competencies.
  • Prior work experience in Nigeria or comparable country context is preferred.
  • University degree (ideally Master’s) in international development, business administration or related field.
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith statement, values, mission and purpose.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth and women
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English is required. Working knowledge of Hausa is desirable.
  • Strong understanding of: business/financial decision making in competitive market environments; inclusive subsector development and value chain development facilitation methods.

How to Apply
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