Alliance Director, Agricultural Competitiveness – Nigeria
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Project Overview and Role
Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness project. The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.
Purpose of Position
Palladium seeks a Director of Trade Policy and Promotion for the USAID-funded Nigeria opportunity in Agriculture Competitiveness.
Duration: 5 years
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
- Develops and maintains strong partnerships with private sector organizations, cooperatives, partners, collaborators and financial institutions;
- Facilitates relationships between value chain actors including smallholders, traders, financial institutions, buyers, processors and agribusiness;
- Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies;
- Facilitate high level market linkages to add value to specific value chains. This includes cluster creation with value chain actors from the smallholder field to anchor firm level.
Min Required Experience: 7 year(s)
Min Qualification: Masters
Desired Courses: Not Specified
- Masters degree in crop production, agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics or related field. Knowledge of aquaculture a plus.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working with USAID or another donor agency.
- Seven years professional work experience in crop production and/or crop protection, or food security, value chain development including facilitation, agribusiness, marketing, and financial services, private sector development, and enabling environment policy reforms.
- Experience in training, provision of technical assistance and public private facilitation among smallholders and value chain actors.
- Previous experience in Nigeria preferred
- Strong interpersonal skills required for working with project staff and beneficiaries
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance
- Excellent communication skills are essential to write effectively and persuasively and be able to present information in a variety of settings and formats
- Fluency in English required
- Experience with gender mainstreaming a plus
Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply
- Type: Private
- Headquarters: 8D Thaba Tseka Street off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria
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