The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Conservation Agriculture/Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Specialist – Nigeria Rural Resilience

Location: Northern, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Conservation Agriculture/Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria Rural Resilience Project in northern Nigeria.
  • Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Key Responsibilities

  • Determine the integration of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices and technologies with farmers and key stakeholders, such as donors and development partners
  • Identify CSA outcomes on sustainable agricultural production, adaptation and mitigation; and
  • Access to adoption of CSA in Nigeria and suggest ways to strengthen early warning systems as part of the program’s sustainability and exit strategy plan
  • Plan, implement, and monitor agricultural measures
  • Manage and train local staff on conservation agriculture and other important methodologies
  • Support the planning and drafting of new projects in the fields of agriculture and food security
  • Identifies areas for improvement of agricultural production and marketing methods in co-operation with local partners
  • Contributes to the country development and strategies, actively participates in strategic discussions and keeps herself/ himself informed of the overall organizational topics
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned

Required Skills

  • Master’s Degree or higher Degree in Economics, Agronomy, or related field of study
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with government counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop, motivate and manage staff
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Competency in the use of computers and MS Office software, including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Required Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in managing projects that focus on agricultural production, value chain development, market linkages, food security, etc. with practical experience in Nigeria
  • Experience in conservation agriculture and providing training guided by those principles
  • Experience in transferring climate smart agriculture techniques to smallholder farmers
  • Previous experience managing USAID projects is preferred

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: ifdcnigeria@ifdc.org Subject of the mail must be “Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Specialist”

Note

  • Only success candidates will be invited for an interview
  • There will be no response to telephone inquiries
  • The interview will consist of an interview with a jury and probably a written and / or oral test



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