Group Dynamics and Leadership Skills (GDLS) and Micro Enterprise Fundamentals (MEF) Consultant

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Job Description

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is a US-based agricultural economic development consulting firm that is implementing the recently awarded USAID-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity. This is a 5-year project focused on improving the enabling environment for finance and investment in the agribusiness sector. The activity is in seven focus states of Niger, Benue, Kaduna, Delta, Cross River, Kebbi and Ebonyi. It has soybean, maize, aquaculture, rice and cowpea as focused commodities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Group Dynamics and Leadership Skills (GDLS) and Micro Enterprise Fundamentals (MEF) Consultant


The Role

  • The Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity seeks to engage USAID Certified trainers in GDLS and MEF to train farmer groups and small-scale processors in Kaduna, Benue and Delta States.
  • The preferred candidates must have a minimum of first degree, be certified trainers and should show evidence of previous of work with USAID- funded projects. Candidates must also be proficient in English and the local languages as applicable: Hausa, Tiv and Pidgin English. We may make multiple awards based on language skills.
  •  This is a short-term technical assistance (STTA) position, reporting to the Chief of Party through the Agribusiness Director for the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Role Requirements
The Group strengthening and dynamics training consultant should meet the following qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the Agribusiness sector
  • Be a Certified Group Dynamics training expert.
  • Experience in developing training materials in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors, with a focus on farmers groups and cooperatives.
  • Familiarity with the Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture sector, preferably Nigeria.
  • Experience with developing training content for recipients that do not have smart phones, have little to no education or IT skills, and live in an environment with very poor internet connectivity/bandwidth.
  • Experience in working with donor-funded projects is strongly preferred, especially with USAID.
  • English and knowledge of other local languages (such as Hausa, Ibo) will be an advantage

Application Closing Date
11th October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: In the application, the applicant must clearly explain how s/he meets the essential and desirable skills, qualifications and experience as mentioned above

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About Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture is an international agricultural development organization that specializes in the design and implementation of sustainable, enterprise-based agricultural initiatives. We work with businesses, foundations, governments, and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food. Since our inception in 1985, we have designed and implemented enterprise-based, agricultural development initiatives to facilita...
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Job Summary
October 3, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 5years
October 11, 2019
Agriculture/ Agro Allied
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