Team: New Business Development | Commitment: Career | Location: Nigeria

Private Sector Specialist – Nigeria



CNFA is currently seeking qualified candidates for Private Sector Specialist for an USAID-funded Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity in Nigeria. The project is anticipated to build the capacity of private extension service providers, strengthen linkages between agricultural research institutions and agricultural value chain stakeholders, and leverage resources from private sector to enhance the scalability and sustainability of extension and advisory services in Nigeria. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute the overall private sector strategy for the Activity to track the achievement of activity results on private sector engagement;
  • Develop strategic alliances with federal and FtF focus state ministries, departments, and agencies, the private sector, and other stakeholders towards leveraging resources from private sector to enhance the scalability and sustainability of extension and advisory services in Nigeria;
  • Maintain close working relationships and ensure co-ordination and integration of approach and plans with Activity interventions; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in agriculture, economics, or business administration from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in private sector engagement;
  • Demonstrated experience in using collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) approach to improve on private sector engagement;
  • Must demonstrate capacity to form innovative win-win partnerships; and
  • Have strong technical expertise, management skills, and English technical writing and communication skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.