Agribusiness Consultant (Nigeria)


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TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.


Primary Purpose: The Agribusiness Consultant will support the Country Director, Portfolio, Program and Project Managers in the implementation of current and new agricultural activities. He/she will assist in facilitating operations, identifying, developing and expanding agribusiness income generation opportunities for specified project participants and beneficiaries. Collaborate with the agricultural specialists in planning, developing, and facilitating comprehensive technical assistance, agribusiness market linkages, and agriculture extension support with emphasis on increasing profitability of agribusiness income generation opportunities. The Agribusiness Consultant will conduct site visits as needed. He/she works in close collaboration with other staff members of the program team.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

Support the existing project team in identification and selection of buyers (fresh and processed), establishment and operationalization of aggregation centers for the tomato value chain in Northern Nigeria

Lead and coordinate the process of the development of a Technology fund to identify and implement innovative technologies in the tomato value chain

Provide support for the establishment of a functional and effective input distribution model for smallholder farmers

Facilitate the design of a farmer’ inputs credit scheme and development of strong effective partnerships with financial institutions

Lead the development of the roadmap for the implementation of the pilot project of the “Alliance Agriculture”

Support the proposal development team in the development of proposals and responses for new bids from public and private donors.


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, business administration or a related field. 
  • At least ten 10 years of professional work experience in agribusiness development with an emphasis on at least two of the following: building community-based organizations (e.g. co-ops, producer associations, marketing associations), value chain development, rural finance, regional/international trade policy.
  • Demonstrated experience with gender mainstreaming in agriculture projects.
  • Past experience leading and building the capacity of teams of agriculture-focused staff, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables.
  • Experience with value chains related to agricultural products/horticultural products and livestock.
  • Agricultural extension experience and coordination of development programs with some experience in farmer cooperatives agricultural credit



Application Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. No phone calls, please.


 TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.


TechnoServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years