Environment & Technology Coordinator @ Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada APPLICATIONS CLOSES SOON
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Environment & Technology Coordinator
- MEDA seeks qualified Nigerians to support its Youth Entrepreneurship and Women's Empowerment in Northern Nigeria project (Nigeria WAY) in Bauchi, Bauchi state. Nigeria WAY is a five- year project that will assist economically active women and youth to increase their income particularly those who are involved in agro-processing in the rice, soybean, and groundnut value chains.
- The project will work with communities and families to improve the environment where girls grow up and become economically active
- The project will run until March 2022.
- The position is central to a team of gender, value chain, and financial services advisors based in Bauchi State in Nigeria. The Environment and Technology Coordinator will be the technical lead for the integration of considerations of agro-processors practices as well as examining appropriate and sustainable technologies to foster higher levels of production for and minimising environmental impacts of agro-processing.
- The Environment and Technology coordinator will work in the project to integrate relevant national policy frameworks and metrics, as well as to achieve inclusive outcomes. The Environment and Technology Coordinator will ensure health and safety precautions are in place for agro-processors and manage the Innovation Fund strategy in collaboration with implementing partners. The position will report progress as part of donor reports and to MEDA team members and management as needed.
- The position has a start date asap, is full time in a 1-year contract renewable up to 5 Years. Based in Bauchi city, Bauchi state, Nigeria the position entails travel around the state and is supervised by the Deputy Field Project Manager.
- Lead the implementation of the Environmental Sustainability strategies for the project.
- Mainstream environmental as well as health and safety considerations across all project workflows.
- Advance a strategy to support time use by women in agro-processing using technology.
- Work with Lead Firms, Key Facilitating Partners and other project stakeholders to raise environmental awareness, health and safety issues and the key gender equality aspect of time use for women as economic actors in agro-processing.
- The track, analyse and report on all gender-disaggregated data to show women and youth's involvement in the project, and their uptake of environmental sustainability measures and technologies.
- Identifying emerging challenges and promoting best practices in gender-equitable participation to contribute to improving the business environment for small-scale agro-processing units.
- A Master's degree in appropriate Technology, Environmental, Engineering and or Community Development or related degree
- Demonstrated understanding of environmental issues and mitigation strategies, research and analytical tools, strategies and approaches especially those related to agricultural value chains
- At least five years of professional experience, three of which must be environment related in an international development setting
- Good computing skills including Microsoft office software packages
- Sector experience: agriculture/agribusiness, and/or extractive sectors a plus work in the private sector
- Excellent report writing and review skills
- Willingness to travel to project areas
- Fluency in English required and Hausa is preferred
15th October, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit their CV's and cover letter to: [email protected]
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.