[Vacancy]: Agricultural Market Resilience Specialist Needed at Connexus Corporation

February 27, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About Job

  • Connexus Corporation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Agricultural Market Resilience Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria Value Chain Activity.
  • The Agricultural Market Resilience Specialist will be responsible for integrating resilience-building strategies into project activities, ensuring that agricultural market systems are robust and adaptable to various shocks and stresses. Note: this is a preliminary position description and may be clarified further after solicitation release.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement resilience-building interventions within agriculture market systems, considering unique socioeconomic, environmental, and value chain contexts of Nigeria.
  • Conduct assessments to identify vulnerabilities and risks within agricultural value chains and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.
  • Provide technical guidance and support on integrating agricultural resilience principles into project activities, including market analyses, value chain development, and capacity building.
  • Develop and deliver training programs and workshops to build the capacity of smallholder farmers and other value chain actors in resilience concepts, tools, technologies, and practices.
  • Coordinate with other technical specialists on the Activity to ensure the integration of agricultural resilience concepts and techniques across all project components.
  • Contribute to Activity reporting, documentation, and knowledge management activities, including capturing lessons learned, best practices, and success stories related to resilience in agricultural market systems.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments, research findings, techniques, and innovations in agricultural resilience techniques, and adapt approaches, as necessary, to reflect newest and most relevant resilience innovations and technologies.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Economics, Environmental Sciences, or another relevant field with a minimum of 9 years of professional experience, preferably for USAID or another donor-funded project; or Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Economics, Environmental Sciences, or another relevant field with a minimum 11 years of experience, preferably for USAID or another donor-funded project.
  • Experience designing, implementing, or managing resilience-focused projects, especially in agriculture.
  • Strong understanding of agricultural market systems, value chain development, and livelihoods enhancement approaches to international development projects.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting resilience assessments, vulnerability analyses, and risk management for agriculture in complex environments.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to contribute to high-quality project reports.
  • Fluency in English is required and other local languages are desired.
  • Must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

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