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12 Jun 2017

Full-time Cuso International: Agribusiness Development Advisor Vacancy

Cuso International – Posted by Nigeria Job bucket Staff Cross River, Nigeria

Job Description

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.

The Job : Agribusiness Development Advisor

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Start Date Jun – Aug 2017(flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale:

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role
The aim of the placement is to enhance the entrepreneurship and business development services YouLead beneficiaries. The YouLead project stands for Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development. Our beneficiaries will be supported in establishing micro, small and medium (MSME) enterprises in the natural resource sector of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, eco-tourism and renewable energy.ofAccess

The objective of this placement is:

To apply knowledge and skills related to the concepts, principles, and methodologies of business development and value chain
To apply higher order thinking skills (critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, complex problem solving) to “real world” situations
To develop career awareness, direction and exploration of vocation
To increase skills for understanding and working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures and to work effectively within diverse environment
As a volunteer, you will:

Organize workshops from time to time, business plan development and implementation for partners, and project structurestrain-the-trainer’s
Provide support for strengthening of business management capacities and their business model
Support internal market and end market assessment of identified value chains
Support with the pre-design of a intervention based on each identified value chain product and highlight the available business opportunities for young women and men along the value chain of identified productsmarket based
Provide Support /coaching and mentoring of community volunteers on how to support youth entrepreneurs
Support business development for community volunteers
Support partner banks to develop effective system to appraise loan applications and track repaymentmicro finance
Support the YouLead on access to finance to secure grants and funding for startup and expanded businesses of YouLead beneficiaries.taskforce
Provide support to the business development officer to develop tools for providing business development services youth enterprises.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or its /Equivalent in Business, Marketing, Development studies or related field

Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
Accommodation while in placement
Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
Demonstrated Business Development skills and Grants management working in the Natural Resource Sector
Essential Professional Background:

5 years’ experience in Business Development
A good knowledge of business start-ups approach and practice
Strong experience in end market assessment & analysis
Excellent written and verbal communication
Experience with gender mainstreaming
Good communication and interpersonal skills

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Job Categories: Agriculture/Agro-Allied Jobs in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Agribusiness Development Advisor jobs and Cuso International jobs. Salaries: N200,000-N300,000.


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