Agriculture Value Chain Expert at KOICA Nigeria

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Agriculture Value Chain Expert at KOICA Nigeria

KOICA Nigeria is looking to recruit suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agriculture Value Chain Expert

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Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Temporary

Academic Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in Crop or Agric. Extension, Crop Production and 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Crop or Agric. Extension, Crop Production and 7 years’ Experience
  • Practical experience supporting the development of farmers and farmers’ enterprises
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions, exporters, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers or processors)
  • An understanding of climate-smart agriculture principles is preferred
  • Relevant experience Agric value chain

Experience:

  • Operationalize overall enterprise and marketing development strategy; encompass market led / value chain development approach to be integrated in all outcome areas
  • Under the supervision of the Agribusiness Advisor; facilitate development of commercial/business linkages
  • Contribute to designing a strategy to strengthen linkages between stakeholders – governments’ representatives and the private sector
  • Infuse commercial orientation in projects activities and undertakings;
  • Facilitate, identify, and maintain strong partnerships with private sector organizations, cooperatives partners throughvalue chain platforms
  • Contribute to the formulation and delivery of training modules for project staff related to the key decision-making tools for market analysis and program intervention design
  • Motivate the project farmers for collective marketing
  • Ability to design, apply and implement project management tools, including for example work breakdown structure and Gantt charts
  • Experience of assisting capacity building of Women’s groups / Farmer cooperative
  • Experience working an International Organization or INGO
  • Increase the income of farmers or beneficiaries through improving the value chain

Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including budgeting, due diligence, and reporting
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders in both the private and public sectors
  • Ability to undertake technical policy-focused research related to value chains and business operations
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency should be in English
  • Willing to travel within Nigeria

Salary

  • $1,200 monthly.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover letter to: koicanigeria2020@gmail.com using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

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