Emptiness for Crop / Worth Chain Specialist at The Worldwide Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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The Worldwide Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit establishment that generates agricultural improvements to fulfill Africa’s most urgent challenges of starvation, malnutrition, poverty, and pure useful resource degradation. Working with numerous companions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we enhance livelihoods, improve meals and diet safety, improve employment, and protect pure useful resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a world agriculture analysis partnership for a meals safe future.

We’re recruiting to fill the place under:


Job Title: Crop / Worth Chain Specialist
Location: Ogun or Plateau
Chosen Crops: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Rice, Cashew


  • IITA has obtained a grant to conduct a deep dive research on chosen worth chains to help the implementation of GIZ’s program on Agricultural Technical and Vocational Training and Coaching (ATVET) in Nigeria. This research will determine the worth chains/crop clusters with the best potential for (self-)employment creation for the Youth and scalability to different states. The research additional goals at mapping appropriate personal sector actors for the implementation of a collaborative and competency-based coaching (CBT) system in chosen agricultural trades.
  • The Crop/Worth Chain Specialist will conduct and lead the sector knowledge assortment of the research, be liable for the validity of the info, and supply intensive help to IITA within the evaluation and reporting. The marketing consultant works underneath the supervision of the Agricultural Markets Economist and the Head of Capability Improvement Workplace (CDO).

The project includes a foremost part and an choice for added works in a second part.

Section 1 (foremost): Worth Chain and Personal Sector Mapping:

  • Information Assortment / Subject Visits:
    • Present help within the preparation and planning of information assortment methodology and instruments
    • Attend a coaching on the usage of knowledge assortment instruments and on methods to gather legitimate knowledge
    • Conduct knowledge assortment: particular person interviews, firm visits, focus teams discussions, surveys of foremost market and institutional gamers
    • Supervise a crew of enumerators and make sure the first degree of high quality management & assurance of the data collected earlier than transferring them to IITA.
  • Worth Chains and Personal Sector Mapping:
    • Present help in knowledge preparation and evaluation
    • Present help in elaborating the worth chain mapping and SWOT evaluation
  • Validation of the worth chains or crop clusters and personal sector mapping
    • Help IITA in getting ready the supplies (studies, PPT displays) for (digital) stakeholder conferences
    • Attend the (digital) workshops and supply help within the reporting
  • Present another helps on actions associated to part 1 as required by the Agricultural Market Economist and/or the Head of CDO.

Section 2 (choice): Abilities Hole Evaluation and Coaching Supplier Mapping:

  • This consultancy contains an choice for extension to a second part topic to the worth chains/ crop clusters chosen on the finish of the worth chains mapping.
  • The marketing consultant will carry out the identical duties as in part 1.
  • Nonetheless, in part 2, the market gamers to interview and the questionnaires will probably be oriented on Talent Hole Evaluation and Coaching Supplier Mapping.

and Core Competencies

  • The marketing consultant ought to possess at the least an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, Utilized Economics, or different related fields (Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, and many others.)
  • He/she’s going to exhibit expertise of at the least 5 years within the worth chain of the chosen crop in Nigeria.
  • Expertise in conducting research (knowledge assortment and evaluation) in analysis settings
  • Expertise in growing TVET Coaching packages and/or Talent Hole Evaluation for Coaching Packages for Youth in Agriculture will probably be thought-about as a robust asset
  • Earlier works on Agricultural Worth Chains and/or ATVET in Ogun and/or Plateau will probably be thought-about as an asset


  • Length: The contract is predicted to start out on Jan 15, 2020 for a length of three months and a most of 56 working days in part 1. The extra part 2 can even cowl 2,5 months.
  • Obligation Station: The info assortment will probably be performed in Ogun or Plateau States.
  • IITA will cowl all the fee related to the perdiems, accomodation and transportation for the info assortment.
  • The marketing consultant will probably be required to attend coaching periods on the info assortment at IITA headquarters in Ibadan for every part of the research. He/she’s going to may also take part in work periods at IITA headquarters.



Methods to Apply
and certified candidates shouldapply to the Head of Human Sources, by submitting a replica of their Curriculum Vitae (together with the chosen crop he/she is making use of for), names and addresses of three referees.
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  • Solely chosen candidates will probably be contacted after which requested to submit a monetary supply to be negotiated with IITA.
  • IITA is an equal alternative employer and notably welcomes purposes from ladies candidates



Necessary Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the final nature and degree of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive checklist of all obligations, duties and abilities required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different obligations along with these specified once in a while, as wanted
    • We don’t cost any utility, processing, coaching, interviewing, testing or different charge in reference to the appliance or recruitment course of. Do you have to obtain a solicitation for the cost of a charge, please disregard it. Moreover, please observe that emblems, logos, names and addresses are simply copied and reproduced. Subsequently, you’re suggested to use specific care when submitting private data on the net
    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth variety inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our individuals are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from various traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we need to embody yours, Are you able to encourage us along with your concepts?
    • We encourage all candidates to use and doesn’t follow any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
    • Functions submitted after the deadline is not going to be thought-about.
    • Because of the urgency of the place, we have now the precise to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates will probably be invited for interview


Utility Deadline  16th January, 2021