Financial Modeling Consultant – Tomato Processing
TechnoServe
Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, NGA
23h ago

We are looking for a Financial Modeling Consultant for a potential opportunity in Kano State.

About TechnoServe :

TechnoServe works with enterprising women and men in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.

With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.

Background and Project Purpose :

Tomatoes account for 20 percent of Nigerians’ daily fruit and vegetable consumption, and the country has the second largest tomato production volume in Africa.

Nigeria produces 1.8 million metric tons (MT) of tomatoes per annum, against the demand of 2.3 million MT per annum. While there is opportunity for local production to meet demand, approximately 45 percent of tomato production is lost before reaching consumers, resulting in supply gaps, wasted nutritious food, and lower incomes for tomato smallholder farmers.

Mechanisms to reduce post-harvest loss, such as increased local processing of fresh tomato and the use of reusable plastic crates (RPCs) for tomato transport and provide a significant opportunity to reduce waste, drive increased incomes for smallholder farmers, and develop SMEs along the value chain.

In particular, expanding cottage and small-scale processing in the north provides an opportunity to significantly reduce post-harvest loss, support stable local demand for fresh tomato, and increase value capture in the region, especially for women.

While in the past TechnoServe has demonstrated that with technical assistance and subsidies for equipment procurement, cottage processors can achieve profitability, additional, detailed financial analysis is needed to create a clear business case for increased investment in cottage tomato processing.

Consultant’s Role :

The objective of the proposed consultancy is to conduct a rigorous assessment of cottage tomato processors in Northern Nigeria to determine whether there is a business case for commercial investment in the sector.

The project will also assess the potential impact of local sourcing and processing of tomatoes on the smallholder farmer.

A consultant will support this effort by conducting :

  • A detailed profit and loss analysis for a typical cottage processor over the span of 5 years
  • A break-even analysis of the costs of establishing a tomato processing business
  • An overview of market demand and competing tomato paste products
  • An assessment of smallholder farmer tomato sales options and processor’s tomato sourcing models
  • An analysis of the investment and assistance (from the public sector or private sector) needed to support cottage tomato processing Northern Nigeria
  • The consultant will be supported by a Project Manager and work with TechnoServe staff in Nigeria and the local donor staff.

    Contact with local TechnoServe and donor staff will be critical to align efforts, connect stakeholders, and prioritize investments.

    Deliverables

    Given the amount of local research and the practical realities of gathering high quality information, this project will take an estimated 14 weeks to complete.

    The table below outlines the project timeline and key deliverables for the consultant.

    Mobilization

    Detailed work plan and confirmation of deliverables

    Week 2

    Draft Interim Deliverable

    Review critical interim deliverables including overall market data and segmentation, processor, and farmer scenarios, critical challenges in status quo, and filter process to go from longlist to shortlist of investments.

    Meeting should end with alignment on analytical framework and on criteria for business case to be analyzed

    Week 6

    Draft Final Deliverable

    Draft final deliverables to be presented in a validation workshop with donor for feedback. Will include a summary presentation and a detailed presentation on business case, smallholder farmer impact, and investment opportunities

    Final Deliverable

    Final summary presentation and detailed presentation provided to donor based on feedback to draft final deliverable. Final deliverable will include summary and detailed PowerPoint deck, as well as backup excel documents.

    Week 14

    Basic Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3-5 years of experience working in private sector
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Experience working at a top-tier strategy consulting firm, investment bank or similar preferred
  • Experience working in small business development or agribusiness, preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, teamwork, and relationship building
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience in data analytics and / or database management preferred
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, and responsively
  • Ability to adapt to changing working conditions
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while maintaining high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with a focus on structured, systems-level thought
  • High level of emotional intelligence and experience in effective cross-cultural communication
  • Location : Nigeria (Kano or Abuja preferred)

    Timing : 14 weeks with potential for extension

    Deadline for Application : Tuesday February 16th, 2021; 17h00 WAT

    We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.

    No phone calls, please.

    TechnoServe encourages diversity at all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV / AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability, and all other protected classes.

    TechnoServe is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process.

    If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact Human Resources Department at nigeriajobs tns.org

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