Program Associate at Nourishing Africa

Nourishing Africa is a Home for Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Landscape. By 2050, 2.4 Billion people will live on the African Continent. At the very minimum, if they spend $1 a day on food, this represents an $876 billion annual market. If they spend $10, this represents an $8.76 trillion annual market.


  • As a Program Associate, you will support knowledge and capacity development initiatives for agriSMEs, manage and deploy knowledge resources, and provide program implementation support on agriSME-focused projects.

In this role, you will be required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Management to develop, execute and evaluate relevant programs
  • Collect data from primary or secondary data sources
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis and generate reports for Nourishing Africa programs and associated activities
  • Engage in gathering and analyzing information, developing proposals, preparing reports, and developing strategic recommendations for growth.
  • Present research findings and implement solutions in collaboration with the team and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of Nourishing Africa events, training and capacity-building programs.
  • Curate relevant, high-value content for the Nourishing Africa resource hub
  • Manage and maintain the integrity of the Nourishing Africa resource hub and online learning management system by ensuring data is relevant, complete, accessible, updated, and accurate.
  • Carry out other responsibilities assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications / Desired Skills
We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, committed to excellence and with a passion for the agriculture sector. Below are key qualifications that we require:

  • Minimum of an Undergraduate Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or other relevant fields.
  • Have a minimum of two years of professional, private sector experience in a related field.
  • Ability to initiate, effectively and independently interact with multiple stakeholders.
  • Passion and demonstrable experiences in imparting knowledge and capacity building.
  • Outstanding analytical and research skills, including primary and secondary research.
  • Strong competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and research tools.
  • Strong commitment to enhancing performance and creating added benefits for stakeholders.
  • Strong and effective verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ethical, self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent self-management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in French is an advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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April 2024