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Crop Delivery Officer

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Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0040 Positions: Crop Delivery Officer

Location: Abuja Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 19th December 2017 Closing Date: 3rd January 2018

HarvestPlus on behalf of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable

Nigerian for the positions below at its country office in Abuja.

Position: Crop Delivery Officer

Contract: 1-year renewable contract Location: Abuja


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Technical Oversight

Formulate strategic and technical direction for the delivery of biofortified seed in

Northern Nigeria and other participating West African countries

Establish, maintain and strengthen relationships for mainstreaming of biofortified

crops in ongoing programmes with collaborating partners, which includes

development partners/INGO’s, government officials and the private sector

Provide programmatic and technical expertise to partner organisations including

commercial companies in the development of viable biofort agribusiness clusters

Develop intervention strategies and implementation procedures in a participatory

manner with key stakeholders

Formulate strategies to develop service markets in commodity chains/rural markets

and seek opportunities to work as per sector strategy

Lead the effort to conduct desk research of existing information and produce a

detailed market and stakeholder analysis that broadly defines the impact, demand

and feasibility for a range of possible interventions

Define in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and potential partner

organisations the scope of implementation activities and where applicable negotiates

a formal agreement

Take part in facilitating and managing the work of partners, facilitators and service

providers ensuring value for money for the tasks given

Undertake regular field visits to ensure proper implementation of activities in line

with programme objectives and goals

Represent the programme in events, meetings as assigned, displaying courtesy, tact,

consideration and discretion in all interactions with partners, other members of the

programme, and with the public

Seed Systems

Provide technical expertise for HarvestPlus Nigeria and other West African projects

in promoting community based seed entrepreneurship in their respective countries

Plan, organise and implement seed production and commercialization plans,

including in-bred lines maintenance, production of breeders, pre-basic and basic

seeds of parental lines for increased commercial seed production

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