Agronomist and Technical Specialists for Nigeria Ag-Extension Services and Advisory Services Activity 266 views4 applications


Chemonics International seeks an Agronomist and technical specialists for the anticipated Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension Services and Advisory Services Project activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The activity seeks to increase smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes, and household nutrition status in Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger States of Nigeria, through strengthening sustainable agricultural extension and advisory services focusing on the following value chains: aquaculture, cowpea, maize, rice and soybean.

Agronomist: The agronomist will supervise extension agents for the monitoring of trainings, introduce new technologies, collaborate with local government partners to conduct surveys for M&E purposes, collect and aggregate data for reports, and facilitate group development and collaboration with partner institutions.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in agriculture, social sciences, or related discipline;
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in agricultural or related development programs;
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge related to the aquaculture, cowpea, cocoa, maize, rice, and soybeans value chain(s);
  • Demonstrated experience with project coordination, report writing, and adult training;
  • Experience working in USAID or other donor-funded projects;
  • Experience working in Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross River, and/or Delta State;
  • English fluency is required; Fluency in Pidgin English and/or other local languages is highly desirable

We also encourage technical specialists in the following fields to submit their applications:

  • Agribusiness Value Chain Specialists
  • Agriculture Extension Specialists
  • Agriculture Finance Specialists
  • Agriculture Technology Specialist
  • Public-private Partnerships Specialists

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in the relevant field;
  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience working with Agribusiness, Agriculture; Extension Services etc.;
  • Experience working in complex operating environments;
  • Experience working in USAID or other donor-funded projects;
  • Experience working in Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross River, and/or Delta State English fluency is required; Fluency in Pidgin English and/or other local languages is highly desirable.
How to apply:

Please submit CV, cover letter, and three references with the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email to N[email protected]. This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the deadline is July 12, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. For more information on Chemonics International, visit www.chemonics.com.

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0 USD Nigeria CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Chemonics International Inc

Chemonics International seeks an Agronomist and technical specialists for the anticipated Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension Services and Advisory Services Project activity funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The activity seeks to increase smallholder farmers’ productivity, incomes, and household nutrition status in Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger States of Nigeria, through strengthening sustainable agricultural extension and advisory services focusing on the following value chains: aquaculture, cowpea, maize, rice and soybean.

Agronomist: The agronomist will supervise extension agents for the monitoring of trainings, introduce new technologies, collaborate with local government partners to conduct surveys for M&E purposes, collect and aggregate data for reports, and facilitate group development and collaboration with partner institutions.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in agriculture, social sciences, or related discipline;
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in agricultural or related development programs;
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge related to the aquaculture, cowpea, cocoa, maize, rice, and soybeans value chain(s);
  • Demonstrated experience with project coordination, report writing, and adult training;
  • Experience working in USAID or other donor-funded projects;
  • Experience working in Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross River, and/or Delta State;
  • English fluency is required; Fluency in Pidgin English and/or other local languages is highly desirable

We also encourage technical specialists in the following fields to submit their applications:

  • Agribusiness Value Chain Specialists
  • Agriculture Extension Specialists
  • Agriculture Finance Specialists
  • Agriculture Technology Specialist
  • Public-private Partnerships Specialists

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in the relevant field;
  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience working with Agribusiness, Agriculture; Extension Services etc.;
  • Experience working in complex operating environments;
  • Experience working in USAID or other donor-funded projects;
  • Experience working in Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, Ebonyi, Cross River, and/or Delta State English fluency is required; Fluency in Pidgin English and/or other local languages is highly desirable.
How to apply:

Please submit CV, cover letter, and three references with the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email to N[email protected]. This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the deadline is July 12, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. For more information on Chemonics International, visit www.chemonics.com.

2019-07-13

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