Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium with offices in 16 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. We work with businesses, foundations, governments and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world&rs...
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CNFA is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party on the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity. The position will be based in Nigeria.
The Deputy Chief of Party will work closely with the Chief of Party to provide technical oversight and management, including the development and implementation of the project’s vision, strategy, and technical direction.
She/He will ensure that project activities are high-quality, adhere to USAID technical guidance, and align with global best practices.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Activity will address the constrains that hinder the overall agricultural business environment in Nigeria and improve the levels of agriculture-related investments.
The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for supporting the following anticipated objectives:
Promotion of smart and efficient policy and regulations within the agricultural finance sector,
Mitigation of credit risks of agribusinesses and improvement in the services provided by financial institutions to agribusinesses, and
Strengthen the readiness of agribusinesses to access and manage investments.
Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible management experience is required;
Master's degree, or higher, in economics, business administration, public administration, agriculture, or a related field is required,
Demonstrated experience and a proven track record of implementing activities focused on agricultural development is required;
Technical familiarity in agricultural finance regulations, agricultural finance services, and capacity building for agribusinesses, including technical expertise in at least one of these areas, is required;
Experience effectively backstopping and reinforcing long- and short-term specialists, ensuring efficiency in project and grantee activities, maintaining rigorous focus on project indicators, results, and the management of monitoring and reporting is required; and;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required, knowledge of local languages is an advantage.