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Vacancy at Nuru International in Nigeria

Vacancy at Nuru International in Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
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The Nuru International announces a vacancy opening for the position of Impact and Markets Specialist in Nigeria. The Impact and Markets Specialist will be an integral part of Nuru International’s scaffolding around Nuru Nigeria. The incumbent will have a focus on capacity building of the Nuru Nigeria Impact team and coordinates the implementation of Nuru’s holistic programming in Nigeria. In addition to that, the Impact and Markets Specialist works closely with local and international subject matter experts to deploy and implement interventions by, with and through local counterparts to demonstrate their relevance, effectiveness, and impact on local communities.


  • Mentoring, training and collaborating closely with emerging and established program leaders to ensure sustainable and impactful interventions.
  • Project management and staff management capacity building with counterparts in areas of business planning, micro-finance modeling, small business financial management, agricultural production, and other technical areas core to the Nuru impact model.
  • Making plans, adapting and implementing impact interventions to meet needs in local Nigerian communities together with local partners through Nuru’s Program Planning Process.
  • Similarly, implementing impact interventions through an initial cycle and demonstrate impact.
  • Achieve these facilities in a way that is sustainable and able to scale up according to Nuru’s quality solutions criteria.
  • Collaborating effectively with a remote-based team of subject matter experts to navigate what will be an uncertain, complex and trying environment.
  • Furthermore, putting the needs of farmers and local communities first, and demonstrate this throughout all aspects of navigating work and life in rural Nigeria.


The ideal candidate will have the following things in order to be eligible for this Vacancy at Nuru International in Nigeria

  • University Degree in Project Management, Business, a field closely related to Nuru’s core areas in rural livelihoods or financial inclusion. Moreover, MBA strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience of living and working in sub-Saharan Africa. Also, 2-3 years of experience in training and capacity building of host-country nationals preferred.
  • Ability to highly respect and learn from other cultures and to integrate into those cultures seamlessly
  • High commitment to Nuru International’s mission and theory of change.
  • Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations as well as the ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem-solving in uncertain environments.
  • Similarly, the ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with the ability to cope with a high level of stress and ambiguity, think on their feet and demonstrate resilience.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions with limited information on a tight timeline.
  • Furthermore, the highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity.

Nuru International is a U.S.-based social venture that equips the poor living in remote, rural areas to end extreme poverty in their communities. The word Nuru is a Kiswahili word that means “light.” Nuru International currently works in Kenya and Ethiopia.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline09 February,2020
Company NameNuru International



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