Agribusiness Policy Consultant

Agribusiness Policy Consultant

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Agribusiness Policy Consultant 

Officer Position Title: ToR Agribusiness Policy Consultant 

Location: Abuja 

Reporting To: Project Manager, SSPs, Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG) 

Organization: Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG) 

Background: 

The Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG) is committed to driving sustainable agricultural development through policy initiatives. As part of our strategic  objectives, we aim to enhance our policy studies, research, and development initiatives while promoting agricultural policies to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. We are seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable individual to fill in as a short term Agribusiness Policy Consultant.

Purpose of the Position: 

To analyze and provide a comprehensive overview of Nigeria’s agribusiness sector, focusing on the developments, activities, and policies impacting key commodities (Maize, Soybeans, Fonio/Acha, Kenaf, and vegetables) from 2015 to 2023. The analysis will highlight successes, challenges, and gaps within these value chains, emphasizing the impact of climate change and the current agricultural commodities standards grading system. This study aims to identify opportunities and address gaps within the framework of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) mandate.

Reporting:

The consultant will report to Maximus Ndianaefo, the SSPs Project Manager at the NABG (n.maximus@nabg.ng), and submit all drafts and final documents via email, cc to the Director-General at NABG (dg@nabg.ng)

Duration: 

The consultant must complete the assignment within eight weeks from the commencement date for the Agribusiness Policy Brief and within four weeks for the Agricultural Commodities Policy Study on maize, soybeans, Fonio/Acha, Kenaf, and vegetables. 

Remuneration: 

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered, commensurate with experience  and qualifications. 

Equal Opportunity: 

NABG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified  individuals regardless of race, gender, age, religion, or disability.

For detailed information, please refer to the Terms of Reference (ToR).

Download ToR

Evaluation Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on qualifications, methodology, approach clarity, and cost-effectiveness. NABG reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and is not bound to select the lowest-priced proposal. Submission Instructions: Interested consultants or consulting firms are invited to submit their proposals, including a detailed work plan, CVs of key personnel, and examples of previous work, to the below LINK by 15th July 2024.

Apply
Media & Advocacy Consultant

Media & Advocacy Consultant

The Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG) is seeking a Media & Advocacy Consultant to effectively communicate our ongoing policy initiatives to the general public, especially small-scale producers. The consultant will design and develop various communication products, including fact sheets, videos, and other IEC materials, and lead publicity campaigns to enhance awareness and promote NABG’s policies. Key Responsibilities :

  • Develop a comprehensive communication strategy.
  • Design and develop IEC materials such as fact sheets, videos, and infographics.
  • Lead policy awareness campaigns targeting small-scale producers and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to amplify communication efforts.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communication activities.

For detailed information, please refer to the Terms of Reference (ToR).

Download ToR

Evaluation Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on qualifications, methodology, approach clarity, and cost-effectiveness. NABG reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and is not bound to select the lowest-priced proposal. Submission Instructions: Interested consultants or consulting firms are invited to submit their proposals, including a detailed work plan, CVs of key personnel, and examples of previous work, to the below LINK by 15th July 2024.

Apply
Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) & Research officer

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) & Research officer

Join Our Team at the Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG)!

Position Title: Climate Smart Agriculture and Research Officer

Location: Abuja

Reporting To: Director General, Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG)

Responsibilities:

The Climate Smart Agriculture and R&D Officer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring climate-smart agricultural practices and research initiatives within NABG. This role will involve collaboration with various stakeholders, conducting field research, and developing innovative solutions to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability. Additionally, the officer will lead advocacy efforts for the adoption and implementation of climate-smart agriculture policies at both federal and state levels.

  • Develop and implement climate-smart agricultural strategies and practices.
  • Conduct assessments and identify opportunities for integrating climate resilience into agricultural systems.
  • Promote sustainable land management practices, including soil health, water management, and biodiversity conservation.
  • Provide technical support and training to farmers and agribusinesses on climate-smart practices.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of climate-smart initiatives on agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability.
  • Design and conduct research projects to address key challenges in agriculture and identify innovative solutions.
  • Collaborate with research institutions, universities, and other stakeholders to advance agricultural research.
  • Analyze data and generate reports on research findings, providing actionable recommendations for implementation.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and technologies in agriculture and integrate relevant innovations into NABG’s programs.
  • Develop and manage R&D budgets, ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Lead advocacy efforts for the adoption and implementation of climate-smart agriculture policies at federal and state levels.
  • Engage with policymakers, government agencies, and other key stakeholders to promote policy changes and support for climate-smart agriculture.
  • Develop policy briefs, position papers, and advocacy materials to support NABG’s policy objectives.
  • Represent NABG in policy dialogues, conferences, and workshops to advocate for climate-smart agricultural practices and policies.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, research institutions, and private sector partners.
  • Represent NABG at conferences, workshops, and other relevant events to share insights and promote our work.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and capacity building among stakeholders to enhance the adoption of climate-smart practices.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, briefs, and presentations on climate-smart agriculture and R&D activities.
  • Document best practices, case studies, and success stories to showcase NABG’s impact.
  • Ensure timely submission of reports and documentation to relevant stakeholders and donors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Agronomy, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in climate-smart agriculture, agricultural research, or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture.
  • Proven experience in conducting field research and managing R&D projects.
  • Experience in advocacy and policy development, with a track record of engaging with policymakers and government agencies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate research findings into practical solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in data analysis software and tools.

Apply Today!
Link to Apply: Apply

Deadline: 14th July 2024.

Download ToR