TechnoServe Recent Job Vacancies [2 Positions]

Posted on :

29 Jun, 2018

Category :

Consultancy Jobs in Nigeria

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Agricultural Investment Plan (AIP) Review Specialist – Benue State
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Project Coordinator

Project Description

  • TechnoServe is working with our project partners to support the review of the Benue State Agricultural Investment Plan (AIP). This will include research and analysis to ensure that the AIP document is applicable to the current agricultural landscape in Benue State.
  • In line with this objective, TechnoServe is currently seeking for a Consultant herein referred to as a Policy Review Specialist, to help strategize an approach that will ensure the development of a sustainable agricultural ecosystem in the state.

Project Objective

  • The Consultant will support the state government in the review of the draft Agricultural Investment Plan, which will strengthen and guide the operations of agricultural promotion and investment in the project state.

Scope of Work
The agricultural policy thrusts are highlighted below:

  • Facilitate agricultural development through value chain approach
  • Enhance effectiveness of the sector by strengthening agricultural research, innovation and extension
  • Prioritize infrastructure development in the agricultural sector
  • Promote agricultural mechanization and target research to develop appropriate machineries
  • Promote state opportunities for private sector investment in agriculture
  • Foster inclusion of youths, women and other vulnerable groups in agricultural sector with emphasis on employment generation and poverty reduction
  • Enhance inter-governmental collaboration in policy planning and implementation
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable management of agricultural resources

Other Specific Responsibilities 
In addition, the consultant will:

  • Study the provided document, identifying gaps and proposing solutions and recommendations to the identified issues
  • Align the AIP document with the existing state Agricultural Policy
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the identified priorities in the AIP document aligns with the State Government’s priorities
  • Provide technical support to partners and facilitate review of the AIP document
  • Propose strategy and guidance for investment plan promotion and all other activities
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and project partners to gather necessary background information
  • Jointly revise completed policy document with assembled team before submission to state government
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned

Time Frame:

  • This is a contract position based in Abuja, over a four (4) weeks period. The AIP document must be reviewed, updated and completed within the specified consultancy timeframe.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields
  • Minimum three (3) years working experience conducting similar assignment
  • Knowledge of government systems and policy development processes
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication, analytical and policy strategy skills
  • Ability to travel (40% travel involved)

 

Job Title: Consultant – Agricultural Investment Plan (AIP) Review Specialist – Kogi State
Location:
 Abuja
Reports to: Project Coordinator

Project Description

  • TechnoServe is working with our project partners to support the review of the Kogi State Agricultural Investment Plan (AIP).
  • This will include research and analysis to ensure that the AIP document is applicable to the current agricultural landscape in Kogi State.
  • In line with this objective, TechnoServe is currently seeking for a Consultant herein referred to as a AIP Review Specialist, to help strategize an approach that will ensure the development of a sustainable agricultural ecosystem in the state.

Project Objective:

  • The Consultant will support the state government in the review of the draft Agricultural Investment Plan, which will strengthen and guide the operations of agricultural promotion and investment in the project state.

Scope of Work
The agricultural policy thrusts are highlighted below:

  • Facilitate agricultural development through value chain approach
  • Enhance effectiveness of the sector by strengthening agricultural research, innovation and extension
  • Prioritize infrastructure development in the agricultural sector
  • Promote agricultural mechanization and target research to develop appropriate machineries
  • Promote state opportunities for private sector investment in agriculture
  • Foster inclusion of youths, women and other vulnerable groups in agricultural sector with emphasis on employment generation and poverty reduction
  • Enhance inter-governmental collaboration in policy planning and implementation
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable management of agricultural resources

Other Specific Responsibilities 
In addition, the consultant will:

  • Study the provided document, identifying gaps and proposing solutions and recommendations to the identified issues
  • Align the AIP document with the existing state Agricultural Policy
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the identified priorities in the AIP document aligns with the State Government’s priorities
  • Provide technical support to partners and facilitate review of the AIP document
  • Propose strategy and guidance for investment plan promotion and all other activities
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and project partners to gather necessary background information
  • Jointly revise completed policy document with assembled team before submission to state government
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned

Time Frame:

  • This is a contract position based in Abuja, over a four (4) weeks period. The AIP document must be reviewed, updated and completed within the specified consultancy timeframe.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields
  • Minimum three (3) years working experience conducting similar assignment
  • Knowledge of government systems and policy development processes
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication, analytical and policy strategy skills
  • Ability to travel (40% travel involved)

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word-formatted single document (consisting of the following below) to: [email protected] Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the mail.

Document includes:

  • Experience of interest letter
  • Evidence of past experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline 6th July, 2018.

Note

  • This position is open to Nigerian residents only.
  • We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.
  • TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, colour, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.