Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply

Application form for Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduates that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium with offices in 16 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
We work with businesses, foundations, governments and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food.

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is using this medium to invite competent and qualified young graduates that are currently unemployed to fill the vacant job position of;

1.) Agribusiness Specialist
2.) Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning Specialist
3.) Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

1. Job Title: Agribusiness Specialist
Location: Abuja
Position Description

  • Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Agribusiness Specialist will work with agricultural enterprises of all sizes along the rice, maize, soy, fish and cowpea value chains to increase agribusiness investment and access to finance. Leading the Agribusiness Unit, s/he will oversee the regional agribusiness offer and a team of six (6) State level Agribusiness Coordinators.
  • The Agribusiness Specialist will work directly, and through the cadre of Agribusiness Coordinators, with large established agribusinesses (‘Lead Firms”) in the target value chains, in addition to their key regionally located suppliers, distributors, service providers, MSMEs, smallholder farmers, and other service providers within their value chains.
  • Serving as the Project’s main lead generation engine, the Agribusiness Specialist will help identify (i) the most critical legal and/or regulatory burdens constraining the partner firms’ growth and competitiveness, (ii) valid and justified access to finance requirements of the Lead Firms and their value chain partners (e.g. smallholder farmers, farmer associations, inputs dealers, aggregators, transport and storage firms), and (iii) potential agribusiness investment opportunities.
  • As a member of the Project’s Executive Team, this position will require close coordination with the other Project leaders such as the 3 Component Leaders, M&E Specialist, and Strategic Communications team.

Qualifications

  • Relevant specialist post-graduate degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration or another related field;
  • At least (10) years of relevant, progressively responsible experience is required;
  • Proven track record in developing, analyzing, and implementing projects focused on agribusinesses, agricultural finance, and agricultural value chains;
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating private-sector investments and familiarity with the workings of government legal and regulatory frameworks at the National and State levels;
  • Demonstrated experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, or Africa as a whole, is an advantage;
  • Experience effectively managing and supporting a team of long- and short-term domestic and international specialists
  • Able to maintain a rigorous focus on project deliverables, indicators and results, including being able to engage stakeholders to capitalize on any shared efficiencies; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required, knowledge of local languages is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2. Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning Specialist
Location: Abuja
Position Description

  • Reporting to the M&E Director, the MEL Specialist will support all Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities. S/he will be responsible for implementing M&E systems including indicator targeting, tracking and reporting according to USAID and CNFA standards, managing data collection systems, leading impact assessments, and contributing to a knowledge management and learning strategy.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working on monitoring, evaluation and learning for donor funded projects; USAID experience is highly desirable;
  • Master’s degree required in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area, including Statistics, International Development, Economics or other;
  • Experience using monitoring and evaluation systems with USAID-supported indicators, including Feed the Future and nutrition indicators;
  • Willingness to collaborate, innovate and ability to think systematically;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with wide range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing;
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining quality of deliverables within deadlines; and
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present and write high quality technical reports in English.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3. Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
Location: Abuja
Position Description

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will work closely with and report to the Chief of Party (COP) to provide technical and managerial oversight for the Activity, including the development and implementation of the Project’s vision and strategy, annual work plans, and performance reporting.
  • S/he will also represent the Activity before a wide range of audiences at the Federal and State levels. The DCOP will ensure all Project activities adhere to USAID technical guidance and align with global best practices.
  • The DCOP will also directly oversee the Agribusiness Specialist, responsible for the day to day operations of the Regional Agribusiness Officer and 6 State-based Agribusiness Coordinators, as well as all activities taking place outside Abuja.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, or higher, in Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Agriculture, or a related field
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible management experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and a proven track record of implementing and/or managing activities focused on agricultural development
  • A combination of technical familiarity and management skills that span the subject areas covered by the Activity; and in-depth experience in at least one of the major areas of project involvement (agricultural finance regulations, agricultural finance services, capacity building for agribusinesses)
  • An in depth understanding of the public sector organizational and functional structure at the Federal and State levels
  • A current professional network in the most relevant ministries and offices of Government at the Federal and State levels is an advantage

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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