Senior Business Advisor (Business Women Connect Project)
Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, NGA
1d ago

TechnoServe would like to announce a new vacant position for a Senior Business Advisor on the Business Women Connect (BWC) project.

As much as possible, we would like to fill this role internally so we encourage all current employees of TechnoServe who are interested and qualified to please apply.

We will hold off public announcement of the vacancy until we have exhausted this opportunity.

About the Project :

TechnoServe Nigeria, in partnership with Exxon Mobil plans to Increase the Economic Opportunity of 1000 Women rice farmers and processors in Kano and Jigawa by increasing their incomes through training, access to quality inputs, access to suitable and affordable land, access to financial services, and linkage to market through aggregation.

Primary Purpose :

The primary purpose of the employee is to provide technical, market and expertise services by supporting the field teams in facilitating business linkages, provide technical assistance for the project team and monitoring of performance.

It should be understood that the tasks outlined below are the key responsibilities, but the employee is expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.

As the Senior Business Advisor at TechnoServe Nigeria, your duties and responsibilities will be :

Duties & Responsibilities :

Support the Project coordinator in designing and executing the planned interventions

Coordinate meetings with Project team, Consultants and Country office staff. Set up meetings, drafts and disseminates meeting agendas, prepares briefing notes and where necessary

Take meeting minutes, which may include preparing and disseminating materials as instructed.

Identify new opportunities for market linkages for the project beneficiaries including the development of off-take agreements.

Identify with stakeholders and perform a thorough assessment (Initial and subsequent) of emanating, existing and envisaged problematic situations and proffer solution.

Analyze and interpret data to unearth weaknesses and problems, and comprehend the causes

Formulate recommendations and solutions for project activities

Facilitate, develop and manage co-operatives and farmer groups; focus on capacity building and governance structures

Assist in implementing the plan that helps resolve any occasional discrepancies and irregularities

Strict adherence to the timeframe of assignments in project life-scope

Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Required Skills & Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business Management, Social Sciences, and other relevant fields;
  • Fluency in Hausa and English

    At least 5 years’ experience in capacities relating to either Agribusiness, Education, Marketing, Business development or Advisory services

    At least 2 years’ prior experience with development organizations in a similar role

    Prior experience supporting community-based farmer-groups

    Prior experience working on gender-focused projects is a plus

    Ability to provide leadership and guidance to others

    Ability to actively engage with stakeholders, particularly community leaders, farmer groups and private sector actors

    Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports

    Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision

    Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

    Work Station : the successful candidate will be based at TNS Kano office, Nigeria with travels.

    We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants.

    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

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