[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.


  • 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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