POSITION: ZONAL PROJECT ASSISTANT
CULTIVATING NEW FRONTIERS IN AGRICULTURE (CNFA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to stimulating economic growth in the agricultural sector by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise and market linkages. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. CNFA assists small holders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new seed varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets.
CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the positions of Zonal Project Assistant for the USAID and Nestle funded ‘Feed the Future Nigeria and Nestle Maize Quality Improvement Partnership’ project. This project is focusing on enhancing the quality and safety of maize and soya beans in Kaduna State by reducing the levels of aflatoxin and other contaminants.
The Zonal Project Assistant will assist the team with the Project implementation. He/She will support the Project team to work with Project Volunteers, farmers, input suppliers, and grain aggregators in mitigating aflatoxin and other contaminant levels. The Project currently operates in two agro-ecological zones of Kaduna state, namely Maigana and Lere zones. This position will report directly to the Zonal Training and Volunteers’ Coordinator and will be based either in Maigana or Saminaka. Specific duties include:
Other duties as may be assigned;
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Zonal Project Assistant Maigana zone’ or ‘Zonal Project Assistant Lere zone’ in the subject line. Deadline for submission is Friday, 27 July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.