June 28, 2019
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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is recruiting for contract Aquaculture Business Development Specialist.

Job Details

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Aquaculture Business Development Specialist

Project ID No.: 2100155036067
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Type: Consultancy Services
Project: Worldfish Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Aquaculture Value Chain Compact
Sector: Agriculture

About the Project

  • The WorldFish is implementing the TAAT Aquaculture Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contracts for the individual Consultant
  • WorldFish now invites eligible individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services.

Job Description

  • The Consultant will design training modules/manuals and course content to build the capacity of youth aqua-preneurs;
  • Conduct business development training for aquaculture value chain actors within the region
  • Others include to facilitate and link value chain actors to financial institution for funding business through loan or grant;
  • Effectively maintain fish farmers and potential business startups database(s);
  • Ensure data are up-to-date and can provide the strategic report required.


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    5 year(s)

    Min Qualification:


    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:


    • The Consultant should possess at least a Master's Degree or equivalent in Fisheries Management, Business Management, Project Management, Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness or related field in management with minimum of five (5) years experience performing similar role in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.

    Application Closing Date
    12th July, 2019.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online
    Interested and qualified candidates/Consultants must provide comprehensive Curriculum Vitae information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, including a description of similar assignments done and experience in similar conditions. The Expressions of interest should be delivered to:
    Attn: WorldFish Nigeria Office, 
    Professor Bernadette Tosan Fregene,
    TAAT Aquaculture Compact Leader,
    Room 31, Africa Rice Building, 
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Headquarters & West Africa Hub, 
    PMB 5320, Oyo Road,
    Ibadan 200001 - Oyo State.

    Click here for more Information (PDF)


    • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank's Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants.
    • Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address above during office hours (8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday).
    • For enquiries: Ex. 2455, Tel: +234 803 347 6184, + 234 803 978 4421; Email: B.Fregene@cgiar.org ; Skype: (btfregene).

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    About International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (iita)

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001, Oyo State, Nigeria.

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. The International Instit...Know More about International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (iita)

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