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Program Officer, Public Private Partnerships And Market Access (Theme 3) At Sasakawa Africa Association

Date Posted: 25/May/2014
Deadline: 05/Jun/2014

Thu Sasakawa Africa Association /Sasakawa Global 2000 (SAA/SG2000), a non-profit non-governmental organization with its office in Nigeria, promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Nigeria in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations and private sector.

The project is implemented through five interrelated Themes, one is to improve farm productivity (Theme 1), to promotion improved postharvest and agro-processing technologies (Theme 2), to promote public-private partnerships in support of pluralistic extension delivery and market access (Theme 3), to develop agricultural extension advisory services (Theme 4), and to establish a relevant, efficient and effective monitoring, evaluation, learning and sharing system (Theme 5).

Sasakawa Africa Association is expanding its program to cover additional states in the country and would like to recruit qualified candidates from Nigerian nationals for the following positions:

Program Officer, Public Private Partnerships and Market Access (Theme 3)

Work background

  • Assist the TC in planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting of Theme activities;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the development arid operations of village savings and loan scheme (VSLS) by farmer groups and associations;
  • Facilitate credit needs assessment and access to finance for various farmer groups and Entrepreneurs along priority commodity value chains;
  • Support commodity marketing by farmer groups through various contractual engagements with Uptakers (traders, processors, exporters, etc.);
  • Manage and maintain appropriate records, information, and databases on all Theme activities;
  • Design and develop appropriate interaction and or communication activities between commodity value chain participants;
  • Perform any other duties for the success of the program as may be assigned by all Supervisors.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of a B.Sc/HND in Agricultural, Agricultural Marketing, Agribusiness, or Rural Development with at least 5years working experience in Agricultural Finance/Marketing/Banking;
  • An relevant MSc. or MA degree is an added advantage;
  • Previous experience of working with farmer groups is required;
  • In addition, should have strong oral, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Must be willing to work under pressure;
  • Computer proficiency is essential.

Conditions and Remuneration

  • Contract for one year, with possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funds.
  • Duty station is Kano, with frequent travel within the country.
  • Salary based on the organization scale

Methed of Application

  • Interested professionals are requested to submit an application, including the following nonreturnable documents:
    • Application letters stating intent of interest.
    • Curriculum Vitae with three referees.
    • Copies of credentials.
    • All applications must be made electronically using the following email or postal address: [email protected] or The Country Director, Sasakawa Global, Sasakawa Global 2000, No.8, Kura Road, Off Magajin Rumfa, P.M.B. 5190, Kano
  • Candidates will be pre-screened and only short listed ones will be invited for interview.

Female candidates are encourages are to apply.

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