Coffey International Development: Economic Growth Experts
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Coffey International Development: Economic Growth Experts

DFID's LINKS-Northern Nigeria Spatial Growth Programme is a five-year programme starting in 2018. Building on the successes and learning of the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) programme, it will aim to create jobs, raise incomes and increase potentially taxable private sector revenues in Nigeria. The project will focus on three states; Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa. A first pillar will facilitate significantly increased private sector investment in the states. In parallel, a second pillar will support the introduction, growth and uptake of business facilitating and innovative services, technologies and business models.

The Position

  • The positions will vary. These are likely to include:
  • Short term positions tasked with scoping possible programme design, identifying key challenges and appropriate interventions
  • Short-term positions on discrete pieces of work
  • Long-term positions such as intervention managers, M&E consultants, communications and knowledge management specialists, administrative and finance expert

The Essential Person

  • An educational background in the fields of economics or similar
  • Experience designing and/or implementing large-scale donor-funded programmes in Nigeria
  • Expertise related to investment promotion and business/investment climate improvement, including investment attraction and facilitation, business environment reform (BER), support to state governments and investment-related infrastructure
  • Ability to facilitate the use of innovative frontier technologies to enhance core value chain businesses, and as business opportunities
  • Proven experience enhancing access to finance, financial flow and innovative investment pathways within value chains, and supporting the development of innovative financial products.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to strengthen high potential agricultural and non-agricultural value chains


  • Work experience in the three focus states: Kano, Kaduna, and Jigawa
  • Experience designing and implementing DFID-funded projects
  • Familiarity with Market for Development (M4P) and Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) approaches

For further enquiries please contact us at internationaldevelopment@coffey.com and quote the reference number.

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