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Agribusiness Specialist

TechnoServe Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria

Posted: Sep 27th, 2019

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TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.


  • The Agribusiness Specialists will lead and manage the agribusiness training and advisory component of the program.
  • Assist in developing the training curriculum, conducting agribusiness-training workshops and aftercare advisory, ensuring participants receive relevant curricula and advisory services.
  • Provide technical leadership to program activities related to targeted agribusinesses.
  • Support the Program Director in designing and executing the planned interventions.
  • Lead and facilitate agribusiness component of the technology and knowledge transfer to supported agribusiness companies, focused on business growth plans and technology adoption through training workshops and one-on-one aftercare.
  • Support business growth planning with agribusiness companies, including marketing, situational and opportunity analysis, operational strategy, and financial planning for growth.
  • Manage a team of Business Advisors and agribusiness training consultants to provide training and support to participating agribusiness owners.
  • Provide guidance in training material revision; analyze training needs and tailor and improve curricula as needed.
  • Support Business Advisors in recruiting and screening agribusiness companies.
  • Identify with stakeholders and perform a thorough assessment (Initial and subsequent) of emanating, existing and envisaged problematic situations and proffer solutions.
  • Support Business Advisors in delivering training workshops and advisory sessions.
  • Formulate recommendations and solutions for project activities.
  • Ensure business project activities are implemented with sound managerial, technical, financial, and overall programmatic practices.
  • Provide support in implementing Agtech Interface Network (AIN) activities including demo-days, hackathons, roundtable events etc.
  • Produce statistical and narrative reports for internal and external consumption, including success stories, challenges, case studies and impact results against selected indicators.
  • Strict adherence to the timeframe of assignments in project life-scope.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Minimum: B.Sc/B.A
Experience: 3-5 year(s)
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent
Expires: 28-10-2019

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business Management, Accounting and other relevant fields.
  • A Master’s degree in Business or a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • 3-5 years in capacities relating to either agribusiness, marketing, SME development with entrepreneurial experiences in agribusiness.
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Excellent communication, analytical and strategy skills.
  • Confident with project management and reporting.
  • Experience with relevant software packages, including Microsoft Excel.