Hydroponics System Specialist at Green Habitat Initiative

Green Habitat Initiative (GHI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation promoting the achievement of SDG 6 (clean water) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Nigeria. Incorporated in 2016 in Nigeria, GHI has worked in various sectors such as environmental sustainability, urban planning, sustainable urban development, urban agriculture, social urban innovations, architecture, WASH, solid waste management, recycling activities, environmental activism, etc.

GHI has worked with various local and international partners such as VINNOVA Group Sweden, USAID, French Institute Nigeria, Energies 2050, Embassies of Germany, France and Czech, The Water Mechanics, Baze University, One Environment, Stop Don’t Drop, etc. to deliver its projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Hydroponics System Specialist

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: Contract (7 months) / Full-time

Job Summary
The Hydroponics System Specialist will work closely with the project manager and Technical Leads to streamline the implementation of hydroponic systems. Collaborating on design, installation, and maintenance, the specialists will lead and contribute their expertise to optimise nutrient solutions, monitor plant health, and ensure adherence to regulatory standards.


  • Design and implement cutting-edge hydroponic systems tailored to diverse crops and environments.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and conduct routine maintenance to maximise system efficiency.
  • Provide and organise training to staff and stakeholders on hydroponic system operation and maintenance.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, clients, and partners to convey progress and solutions.
  • Generate reports on system performance and key metrics. to inform project decision-making and adaptive management, promoting evidence-based strategies,

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Botany or a related discipline degree is a requirement to qualify for this position.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in a hydroponics/climate smart Agricultural project of repute is a requirement.
  • Proven experience in working with, designing, implementing, and managing hydroponic systems.
  • A strong understanding of plant physiology, nutrition, and growth requirements in hydroponic environments is desired.
  • Ability to stay updated on the latest research and technological advancements in hydroponics while demonstrating a willingness to contribute to the development of new techniques or technologies in the field.
  • Experience with the use of project management software (e.g., Clickup, Slack, etc) is desirable.
  • Hausa Language skills are desirable.

Required Personal Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sustainability Knowledge: Knowledge of the sustainability agenda and its relationship with business. Must possess a strong interest in driving corporate action on sustainable development.
  • Must have an international and innovative outlook and mindset.
  • Computer/Technical Skills: Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with the use of project management software (e.g., Clickup, Slack, etc) is desirable.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
  • Establishes and maintains productive relationships with key decision makers by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; responds to questions, concerns, and requests from executives; meets timeline for delivery of services to a client.
  • Research and Analytical Skills: Exceptional ability to conduct research effectively and assemble this information in a timely manner. Proven critical thinker with strong analytical skills. Ability to explain complex information in a clear, concise, and practical manner. Exceptional attention to detail that demonstrates an ability to evaluate complex information or problems to find a precise and digestible solution.
  • Communication and Language Skills: Advanced communication skills, including outstanding written and spoken English skills that enable him/her to communicate professionally and confidently.
  • Ability to interact with a broad set of businesses and present over the phone, virtually, and in person.
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others, and responds appropriately. Ability to communicate persuasively in written form to help engage at scale. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Exceptional attention to detail, including tailoring language, tone, and content to match various audiences.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Ability to engage and manage strategic stakeholders, including government, implementing partners, academia, and the private sector.
  • Attention to detail and Knowledge of the Hausa Language is desirable.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid working options (4 days in the office, 1 day at home, or a similar arrangement).
  • Health insurance.
  • Flat organisational structure. Everyone has ideas.
  • Autonomous working culture (no micromanagement, dynamic culture, etc.)
  • Amazing young colleagues to work with.

Application Closing Date
19th April, 2024.

How to Apply
interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Kindly upload your CV: It should be 2 pages maximum. Name the file as CV_FirstName_LastName and in PDF format.
  • We are more interested in learning about your achievements in your previous experiences than your daily tasks. We advise you to focus on 3 to 4 major achievements in your current/past roles.
  • Cover letter: 1 page maximum. Name the file as CL_FirstName_LastName in PDF format.
  • We will read your CV and come to know of your achievements. Therefore, your cover letter should not be a repetition of your CV. Instead, use it to succinctly inform us what unique value you will bring by joining us that is not mentioned anywhere in your CV.
  • Any file submissions that violate the submission guidelines will not be considered.
  • Ensure your contact details are updated.
  • GHI is an equal-opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable localaws, regulations and ordinances.
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon the award of this contract by the donor, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Sometimes, in the future, we invite unsuccessful applicants to consider other roles that match their interests and skills. So take the opportunity to get us to know you.
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