Local Technical Consultant: USAID/Nigeria Agri-Business Investment Project

Local Technical Consultant: USAID/Nigeria Agri-Business Investment Project

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming USAID/Nigeria Agri-Business Investment Project.

Role:

The Local Technical Consultant will support the capture effort, including establishing contact with Nigerian agribusinesses, banks, and government agencies, and coordinating meetings between contacts and the CNFA Capture Team.  The Consultant will also assist in the technical design for proposal development, including leading and facilitating the development of the design concept for the proposal; writing programmatic sections of the document in close collaboration with the Lead Technical Writer; and collaborating closely with the Budget/Contracts Manager to ensure that the technical program comports with the budgetary and contractual requirements.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in Nigerian agriculture and agribusiness development is required;
  • Experience in the development and empowerment of Nigerian agribusinesses, including working with private- and public-sector actors to foster greater inclusiveness and collaboration, is required;
  • Experience designing and/or managing agribusiness development projects is preferred;
  • Experience in proposal writing is preferred;
  • International donor experience required;
  • USAID program experience preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in related field required, PhD preferred;
  • Full proficiency in writing and speaking English is required.

International Technical Consultant- AgriBusiness Investment Project

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the USAID/Nigeria Agri-Business Investment Project. The Agribusiness activity will strengthen the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture in four broad but inter-related areas a) promote smart and efficient regulation in agriculture; b) expand access to finance by mitigating credit risks of agribusinesses and supporting the growth of innovative financing schemes; c) provide firm level assistance to agribusinesses to strengthen their readiness to expand and scale and; d) integrate various cross-cutting themes into all Agribusiness activities.

 

Position Description:

The International Technical Consultant will support the capture effort and proposal technical design for the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Project, including conducting field research, providing written input, and supporting logistics and recruitment throughout the entire bid. 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in agribusiness development with a focus on agribusiness investment;
  • Experience engaging public and private sector institutions to promote private sector investment in agriculture;
  • Experience designing and/or managing agribusiness development projects;
  • Regional experience required, Nigeria experience highly desired;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in related field required, PhD preferred;
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills required.