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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

 

Job Title: Technology Transfer Officer

Project ID No.: 210015503606
Location: DRC Congo
Sector: Agriculture
Financing Agreement reference: P- Z1-A00-016

About the Project

  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is implementing the CASSAVATAAT Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contracts for the following individual consultants.

Job Descriptions

  • The Consultant is expected to assist the Cassava Compact Leader in preparing agreements with service providers and other partners detailing the targets, timeline, material and human resources required by each actor and how to source these;
  • Collaborate with public agricultural research and extension institutions, development partners, NGOs and other innovation service providers to implement services that can bolster the success of cassava transformation;
  • Assisting the Cassava Compact Leader in organizing country-level training courses;
  • Participate in the writing project proposals for food technology outreach campaigns at country-level and ensure agreed actions are implemented towards technology transfer by partner organizations and the private sector.

Job Requirements

  • The desired consultant is expected to possess a post graduate degree in Agricultural Extension, Business Administration, Food Technology, Entrepreneurship Development, Agricultural Economics or a closely related field with at least five (5) years of work experience in smallholder agri-business management, technology dissemination or scaling.
  • Proficiency in French language and working knowledge of English languages is compulsory;
  • Excellent knowledge of agribusiness development models, and training of agriculture entrepreneurs on business and financial management, including budgeting, feasibility assessment and marketing.

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Project Administration and Communication Officer

Project ID No.: 210015503606
Location: Tanzania
Sector: Agriculture
Financing Agreement reference: P- Z1-A00-016

About the Project

  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is implementing the CASSAVATAAT Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contracts for the following individual consultants.

Job Description

  • The consultant is expected to assist the Project Manager in ensuring that activities are completed on time, within budget and meet quality standards;
  • Establish and maintain project management information system;
  • Develop, coordinate and implement a detailed communication strategy for the Project;
  • Assist the Cassava Compact Leader in technical and financial reporting to the TAAT PMU by collating reports from partners in a timely manner.

Job Requirements

  • The desired consultant is expected to possess a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities with minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in similar roles.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Business Development Officer

Project ID No.: 210015503606
Location: Nigeria
Sector: Agriculture
Financing Agreement reference: P- Z1-A00-016

About the Project

  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is implementing the CASSAVATAAT Compact, financed through a grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this grant to facilitate payments under the contracts for the following individual consultants.

Job Description

  • The consultant is expected to present technology toolkits to stakeholders; promote investment and identify business opportunities; monitor Cassava product flow within the value chain; conduct business development training.

Job Requirements

  • The desired consultant is expected to possess at least a Masters’ degree or equivalent in Business Management, Agribusiness or related field in Enterprise Management or Financing with a minimum of five (5) years’ business development experience or in similar role either in a credit and finance institution, agroindustry, or business entity.
  • Experience in especially working with small agribusiness entities, smallholder farmers or processors, or small to medium enterprises.
  • Good knowledge of financial analysis, business cycle in agriculture, accounting, and profitability ratios is a major requirement.
  • Good knowledge of computer as well as the relevant business and financial management software is required.

Deadline: 26th July, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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Candidates/consultants should submit their Cover Letter and a full CV with references indicating interest in providing the services. Interested Candidate/Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Screening of applications will begin on July 26th, 2019 and will continue until the post is filled.

Expressions of interest should be delivered to:
Attn: Chrysantus Akem; PhD
TAAT Program Coordinator | Program Management Unit
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Headquarters & West Africa Hub
PMB 5320, Oyo Road,
Ibadan 200001, Oyo State

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants
  • Nigeria International Mailing Address: IITA, Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR9 3EE, UK Tel: +234 2 7517472   | USA Tel: +1 201 6336094 | Fax: +44 208 7113785 | Mobile No: +234 8169020531 Email: C.Akem@cgiar.orgSkype: (bobesancte)
  • This request for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website 16th August, 2018

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