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    Connexus Corporation’s mission is to provide high quality global consulting services to transform international development and build local capacity.
    Founded in 2007 (formerly AZMJ), Connexus has experience working in over 22 countries around the world, delivering technical services that include facilitating access to finance and investment, enterpr…

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Horticulture Market Specialist
      2. Maize Market Specialist
      3. Rice Market Specialist
    • Method of Application

    Horticulture Market Specialist

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 9 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development&nbsp

    About the Opportunity

    • We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Horticulture Market Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria Value Chain Activity. The Horticulture Market Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise and leadership in the development and strengthening of horticulture market systems, including working with stakeholders across the market to identify opportunities, address challenges, and implement strategies to enhance the productivity, quality, and market access for horticultural products.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Lead the design and implementation of horticulture market development strategies and interventions within the Activity framework.
    • Provide subject matter and local smallholder knowledge expertise in climate smart horticultural production and marketing, including knowledge of key stakeholders such as anchor firms, agro-dealers, processors, and aggregators. Provide best practices knowledge for climate smart horticultural production, use of improved horticultural techniques, crop treatments, efficient irrigation and water management, food safety, improved post-harvest handling, logistics and storage techniques, and crop cleaning, sorting, grading practices.
    • Identify and analyze opportunities for the capacity building and integration of climate smart smallholder horticultural producers in Nigeria, especially women and youth.
    • Provide technical assistance and capacity building support to climate smart smallholder farmers and other value chain actors to improve production techniques, post-harvest handling, and quality control measures.
    • Contribute to knowledge management activities by documenting best practices, lessons learned, and success stories for the Activity’s interventions in horticulture market development.
    • Coordinate with other technical specialists on the Activity to ensure the integration of horticulture market systems development strategies across all project components.
    • Stay abreast of latest developments, research findings, techniques, and innovations in climate smart horticultural market development and adapt approaches, as necessary, to reflect newest and most relevant 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.
    • Strong understanding of value chain analysis, market systems development, and agronomic practices related to various horticultural crops.
    • Knowledge of agriculture value chain development and market systems approaches to international development projects, especially USAID funded activities.
    • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to contribute to high-quality project reports.
    • Fluency in English required and other local languages desired.
    • Must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

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    Maize Market Specialist

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 9 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development&nbsp

    About the Opportunity

    • Connexus is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Maize Market Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria Value Chain Activity.
    • The Maize Market Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise, strategic guidance, and market intelligence to enhance the efficiency, inclusivity, and competitiveness of maize markets in Nigeria. Note: this is a preliminary position description and may be clarified further after solicitation release.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with project stakeholders, including smallholder farmers, traders, processors, government agencies, and other key actors to identify market constraints and opportunities and develop interventions that promote sustainable market growth and benefit smallholder farmers.
    • Conduct market assessments and analyses to identify key trends, challenges, constraints, and opportunities within the maize value chain, specifically related to market access, inclusivity, efficiency, and competitiveness.
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance to design and implement market-based interventions aimed at improving market linkages for climate smart maize farmers and other actors along the value chain.
    • Support the development and implementation of market information systems to enhance transparency, price discovery, and market access for climate smart maize smallholder farmers.
    • Facilitate capacity building activities, including trainings and mentoring for market actors to improve their business skills, market linkages, and adherence to standards within the maize value chain.
    • Contribute to knowledge management activities by documenting best practices, lessons learned, and success stories for the Activity’s interventions in market development, specifically related to the maize value chain.
    • Coordinate with other technical specialists on the Activity to ensure the integration of market development initiatives, especially related to the maize value chain, within other project components.
    • Stay abreast of latest developments, research findings, techniques, and innovations, and adapt approaches, as necessary, to reflect newest and most relevant innovations and technologies related to maize market development.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Agronomy, Agribusiness, Economics, 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, Agribusiness, Economics, or another relevant field with a minimum 11 years of experience, preferably for USAID or another donor-funded project.
    • Strong understanding of market analysis, value chain development, and market-based approaches to agricultural development, especially for the maize value chain.
    • Knowledge of agriculture value chain development and market systems approaches to international development projects, especially USAID funded activities.
    • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to contribute to high-quality project reports.
    • Fluency in English required and other local languages desired.
    • Must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

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    Rice Market Specialist

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 9 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development&nbsp

    About the Opportunity

    • We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Rice Market Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria Value Chain Activity. The Rice Market Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise, strategic guidance, and market intelligence to enhance the efficiency, inclusivity, and competitiveness of rice markets in Nigeria. Note: this is a preliminary position description and may be clarified further after solicitation release.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with project stakeholders, including smallholder farmers, traders, processors, government agencies, and other key actors to identify market constraints and opportunities and develop interventions that promote sustainable market growth and benefit smallholder farmers.
    • Conduct market assessments and analyses to identify key trends, challenges, constraints, and opportunities within the rice value chain, specifically related to market access, inclusivity, efficiency, and competitiveness.
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance to design and implement market-based interventions aimed at improving market linkages for climate smart rice farmers and other actors along the value chain.
    • Support the development and implementation of market information systems to enhance transparency, price discovery, and market access for climate smart rice smallholder farmers.
    • Facilitate capacity building activities, including trainings and mentoring for market actors to improve their business skills, market linkages, and adherence to standards within the rice value chain.
    • Contribute to knowledge management activities by documenting best practices, lessons learned, and success stories for the Activity’s interventions in market development, specifically related to the rice value chain.
    • Coordinate with other technical specialists on the Activity to ensure the integration of market development initiatives, especially related to the rice value chain, within other project components.
    • Stay abreast of latest developments, research findings, techniques, and innovations, and adapt approaches, as necessary, to reflect newest and most relevant innovations and technologies related to rice market development.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Agronomy, Agribusiness, Economics, 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, Agribusiness, Economics, or another relevant field with a minimum 11 years of experience, preferably for USAID or another donor-funded project.
    • Strong understanding of market analysis, value chain development, and market-based approaches to agricultural development, especially for the rice value chain.
    • Knowledge of agriculture value chain development and market systems approaches to international development projects, especially USAID funded activities.
    • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to contribute to high-quality project reports.
    • Fluency in English required and other local languages desired.
    • Must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a Resume and Cover Letter to: [email protected] with “Horticulture Market Specialist – USAID/Nigeria Value Chain Activity” as the subject of the email.

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