Centre for Community Development and Research Network (CCDRN) is a local Non-governmental organization, with registration number: CAC/IT/NO 91160, under the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission Act. CCDRN envisions a society in which governance and development are communities driven. Our overall mission engenders partnership with communities/groups to achieve recreation and to rebuild on the principles of self-reliance, self-management, and collective peace. By this, we mean collaborating with key stakeholders to foster development and advancement by equipping the society with the requisite knowledge, information, and skills to champion their course. Our core values are equity, transparency and accountability, and teamwork.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Agri-Business Development Officer
Locations: Birnin Kudu & Malam Madori - Jigawa
Employment Type: Full-time
The Agribusiness Development Officer (ADO) will work directly with smallholder farmers to support them improve their organization and gain more from their commodities through better post-harvest management and an improved market system.
Facilitate improvement in the organization of smallholder farmers through continuous capacity building, mentoring, and handholding support
Support smallholder farmers to negotiate for favorable markets
Facilitate negotiations with financial institutions to support smallholder farmer groups towards improved production and post-harvest management
Work closely with smallholder farmers to collect records of production and income to measure profitability and relevant business indicators
Support smallholder farmers to document their business records
Identify markets and supply chain relationships, focusing on market opportunities and sustainable, demand-driven solutions.
Facilitate training of smallholder farmer groups on agribusiness development and provide continuous business development support to them.
Support smallholder farmer groups to develop and execute a business plan
Provide technical support for the provision of market information to keep smallholder farmers and buyers informed of the prevailing market prices of maize and sorghum crops
Support smallholder farmers to adopt better post-harvest management practices to meet the quality requirements of aggregators, off-takers, and producers
Deliver training of livelihood beneficiaries on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and agribusiness development training activities
Any other duty to be assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Economics, Business Management, or related field.
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in production, post-harvest handling, and marketing in the private sector or nongovernmental organizations
Knowledge of principal value chain activities, especially production and post-harvest management
Familiarity with the local communities and LGAs applied for.
Ability to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade, or resolve issues that are highly complex or sensitive
Good written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner
Good communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to listen and help others
understand complex ideas
Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail)
Fluent in English and Hausa Languages
Proven ability to manage deadlines, work independently with minimal supervision, submit high-quality work plans, prioritize workload, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work in local communities.
Application Closing Date
28th August, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter as one document addressing the position requirements to:[email protected]using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.