Private Sector and Financial Institution Liaison, Nigeria Ag Youth Lab Program at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the Michigan State University

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT

Michigan State University, USA, is seeking dynamic, experienced candidates to apply for three key team positions in a new 5-year program to expand youth entrepreneurship and employment in Nigeria. Ag Youth Lab will focus on major food shed areas in Oyo, Ogun and Osun States. The primary objective is to assist more than 10,000 unemployed, out-of-school, disadvantaged youth ages 18 to 24 to access higher-wage jobs or start their own businesses in high-potential horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava or oilseeds sectors. The program will aim for equal representation of young men and women across its programs.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the Michigan State University invites applications for the position below:

Position: Private Sector and Financial Institution Liaison, Nigeria Ag Youth Lab Program

Duties:

A key function of this position will be to assist the Country Coordinator in developing the project communications and youth campaign strategy. The Private Sector and Financial Institution Liaison will play a major role in implementing these. This position will, for example, collect materials from youth entrepreneurs and private sector partners which can be used to develop articles, short case studies, interviews, and blogs. S/he will be responsible for developing communication and campaign materials directly for the Ag Youth Lab e-platform as well as interacting with the media to pitch stories and events for coverage. Check http://www.iita.org/career for more details.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business or Agriculture-related field is required.
  • Three to five years of private sector or financial institution experience with responsibilities including business development, communications or public relations.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Interested applicants should complete the online application at IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers attaching their cover letter with detailed curriculum vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format no later than 26th, April 2017. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.