FINANCIAL LITERACY/ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT EXPERT (SMALLHOLDER FARMERS) (SHORT TERM)
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)
Abuja, Nigeria
5d ago

JOB VACANCIES / OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ALLIANCE FOR GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA PROJECT FUNDED BY USAID, BILL & MELINDA GATES & ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION IN NIGERIA.

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) in partnership with European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD) an International NGO based in Brussels and a leading agribusiness company based in Lagos, is soliciting for qualified applicants for a proposal to Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA), an agricultural intervention jointly funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundation.

WEWE and its partners are proposing to implement the project to develop a market-led maize and soy bean value chain targeting 100,000 farmers in Niger and Kaduna States.

The job vacancies and opportunities are listed below :

FINANCIAL LITERACY / ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT EXPERT (SMALLHOLDER FARMERS) (SHORT TERM)

Job Role

Responsible for the expanding the maize and soybean value chain in Niger and Kaduna States

This will include :

  • Creating partnerships and development of Maize and Soybean Marketing Hubs through creating and developing collaborative working relations and partnership among relevant partners and Farmer’s cooperatives.
  • Support in the development of sales and marketing plans with project targets.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and business development services to Farmers in the Project States.
  • Increase Maize and Soybean demand- support linkage to organized markets and Farmer groups.
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis of demand opportunities and construction of bio digesters in the Niger and Kaduna States.
  • Work closely with IFAD and other value chain projects to tap into existing farmer networks.
  • Institutional and organizational development of the association
  • Expand access to affordable credit for households and farmer groups.
  • Identify and support financial institutions in the design of financial models customised to farmer incomes.
  • Design farmer extension models for optimising use of soybean for improved farm production.
  • Ensuring effective monitoring and documentation of lessons learned for broad dissemination to increase the likelihood of replication / scaling-up of best practices.
  • Job Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in marketing and / or micro enterprise development providing business advisory services to small and micro enterprise development with at least three years’ experience in sales.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Expertise in all phases of sales and business development lifecycle.
  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills; ability to determine trends and propose solutions.
  • In a position to demonstrate knowledge of relevant Networks and networking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Track record in building strong client and stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent understanding of the agricultural market in the region preferred.
  • Excellent business presentation skills.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Results / Performance Orientated proven self-starter who is flexible and adaptable.
  • Able to work effectively in an unstructured and fast paced environment.
  • Able to work effectively with limited guidance and supervision.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.
  • Required Qualification

    A good Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development or relevant Field from recognised university.

    A Master’s degree will be an added advantage)

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