The International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Value Chain (VC) Advisor for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria Rural Resilience Project in northern Nigeria. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
The VC Advisor will provide strategic leadership in market systems performance and facilitation, The VC Advisor will provide effective management and oversight of the portfolio of interventions within the selected market sectors. The VC Advisor will manage a team of staff who will identify constrains to growth in the selected sectors and identify leverage points to facilitate change in how these markets can function effectively and serve as one of the drivers for economic and social resilience. The VC Advisor will work directly with the Deputy Chief of Party and project leads to implement resilience sensitive value chain activities in northern Nigeria. The VC Advisor will provide technical support to clients and partners; plus support project staff in achieving value chain development goals. The VC Advisor will contribute to the overall success of the implementation of value chain grants.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with an additional 7 years’ experience to the required minimum above. Fields of discipline and experience will be from area such as Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Management, and/or Entrepreneurship Development.
Minimum of 10 years of regional/ international experience in implementing large donor-funded agricultural value chain activities, economic growth, trade, value chain competitiveness, resilience, crop/agricultural development, and/or food security programs. Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience in rural agricultural areas in West Africa, notably northern Nigeria and the Sahel.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online no later than 6 April 2018 at 17:00 GMT.
Candidates can however also apply by e-mail to email@example.com be sent to during the same timeframe. The subject of the mail must be Value Chain Advisor.
NB: Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview. There will be no response to telephone inquiries. The interview will consist of an interview with a jury and probably a written and /or oral test.