Agri-preneur Facilitator 2 (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-016) in Abuja, Nigeria


NonProfit Organization Management
NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Background and Responsibilities

• Building on local platforms scope for project partners in Government, NGO and private sectors;
• Scope small and medium enterprise (SME) business opportunities with special emphasis on youth agribusiness development;
• Appraise the technical, market and financial feasibility of the agribusiness opportunities;
• Design partnership agreements towards the sustainable supply of high quality seeds, inoculants and legume-specific fertilizer with special emphasis on youth entrepreneur involvement;
• Design awareness campaigns for new, existing youth entrepreneurs or project promoted partner internship programs, calls for interest and a selection procedures for promising candidates;
• Support the youth to develop new (or upgraded) commercially viable business models and associated development strategies along the legume value chains.
• Identify youth Agri-preneurship training needs and design training programs based on them;
• Train the youth in business management, financial management and marketing.
• Train youth in writing fundable business plans for private financial and public grant institutions;
• Assess and enhance the performance of the business models and develop upgrading strategies;
• Develop appropriate financial products targeting rural youth in consultation with collaborating financial institutions.
• Facilitate linkages and contracts between business model stakeholders including importers, distributors, operators, local promoters and farmers.
• Contribute to the development of promotional materials and marketing strategies by the private sector to support small scale youth businesses along the legume value chain.
• Diagnose Borno State institutional constraints in the development of youth targeted businesses and formulate policy options. 
• Conduct group facilitation and organization

  • Location Abuja, Borno, Kano, Oyo

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