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Scientific Officer in Market Development/Linkages at ICRISAT-Nigeria

Position: Scientific Officer in Market Development/Linkages

The research associate in market development and linkages will work under the supervision of icrisat Country Representative.

Job Responsibilities

Led in profile 4000 to 6000 farmer for NADIRA

Support the design of selected commodity sectors market development strategy within the context of NADIRA project in Nigeria.

  • Support marketing activities for selected commodity development hubs in Nigeria.
  • Support establishment of contracts with potential partners (e.g. market actors), and develop concrete offers for partnership and negotiate agreements between key actors.
  • Initiate contract farming arrangement between seed companies, seed out growers, farmers groups, banks, insurance company’s agro-input companies and off-takers based on best practices and trust.
  • Actively participate in monitoring and evaluation of project implementation


Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Agricultural Economics /Agricultural Extension/Agronomy or related fields, and/or additional training in Agricultural Market Development/ Entrepreneurship Development or a related field.
  • Should have a minimum of 2 years working experience with relevance in agriculture and agribusiness;

Previous experience with private sector and hands on market linkages will be an added advantage;

  • Strong computer skill (knowledge of ODK is an advantage)
  • Experience in use of GIS is an advantage
  • Must be energetic, creative, and willing to learn;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of local languages is an added advantage

Key Competencies

  • Must have previous experience in agribusiness and be willing to spend long periods travelling and staying in rural areas.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi¬≠cultural environment.
  • Computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications
  • Thorough knowledge of Sorghum market development and information systems particularly within Nigeria.

How to apply:

Send application together with CV to v.idenyi@cgiar.org on or before 10th march, 2018

Duration: Two years contract, renewable based on funds.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer qualified females candidates are encourage to apply




Cell: 07034889836, 08033556795


ICRISAT’S scientific information: http://EXPLOREit.icrisat.org

ICRISAT is a member of the CGIAR System Organization

Headquarters: Patancheru, Telangana, India 502 324, Tel: +91 40 3071,

E-mail: icrisat@cgiar.org


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