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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 27, 2019
  • Nuru equips local leaders with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty by integrating impact programs that address the most prevalent and fundamental challenges of extreme poverty around four areas of need: Hunger Inability to Cope with Financial Shocks Preventable Disease and Death Lack of Access to Quality E...
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    Consultant Animal Fattening & Business Research

    Details: Consulting Service - Opening Extension Nuru Nigeriarn
    Designation: Consultant Animal Fattening & Business Researchrn
    Category: Production and supply, Insurance systems for livestock, Farmer organization profitability, Logistics for marketing and off-takers etcrn
    Location: Michika/Yola based on needs.rnEmployment
    Type: Short-term contract
    Duration: 3 MonthsrnStart
    Date: ASAP Reports
    To: Impact Manager & Impact Program SpecialistrnrnOrganization BackgroundrnrnNuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia, and is starting up operations in Nigeria.
    The mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Nuru’s first involvement in Nigeria was established in 2017 and began work in 2018 in Adamawa State, Nigeria with the creation of Nuru Nigeria. The long term goal of Nuru Nigeria is the establishment of a locally led, self-sustainable, Nigerian NGO which will continue to work with local rural communities indefinitely.
    Position Description Nuru Nigeria will engage the services of a conduct and in-depth research and analysis on animal fattening and marketing. The consultant shall focus on market system, supply chain (specific), develop leads and cross-cutting thematic areas as well. The research and information will be used to inform and finalize remaining 2019 and future intervention activities for “Animal Fattening as a Business” at Nuru Nigeria.
    Key Responsibilities:The research work will focus on fattening and marketing of small ruminants (sheep and goats). The research work shall begin with Adamawa State and then explore more broadly the domestic goat and sheep meat markets across Nigeria with specific attention to higher per capita income areas like Southern Nigeria. He or she shall conduct consistent key information interviews (KIIs), market surveys, get reputable sources of domestic business information, and secondary academic research.
    Production and supply: required informationrnGrowth and market opportunities - Adamawa state, domestic and international (export)rno Pro-poor potential - local business opportunities for Ram/Buck abattoirs, meat processing plants, in Michika, Mubi, etcrno Household nutritional value of breeds or fattening practices
    Insurance systems for livestock (Nigeria only): required informationrno Livestock insurance programs available for smallholders (Nuru Farmers) in Nigeriarno Common practices for verifying cause of death in livestock production: cost to verify and payment systemsrnrn
    Gross margin analysis for farmers and managers of sheep & goats
    Farmer organization profitability rno Business Model Canvas rno Profitability Analysis for sheep & goat aggregation and marketing in Adamawa
    Logistics inputs and sourcing: required informationrno List of potential suppliers (Name, location, phone number, email, other comments) Sheep and goat breeds available, ages & prices per head (or in bulk)
    Willingness to provide transportation (yes, no, or cost) Other input costs: vaccinations, medications, supplementary feeds, etc. rno Sample Contract for NNrno Common challenges they face in working with rural communities
    Logistics: marketing and off-takers: required informationrno List of potential buyers/off-takers (Name, location/market, phone number, email, other comments)rn General quality and quantity requirements rn Tiered purchase pricing for animals by weight, size, age, etc. rno Common challenges they face in working with rural communities


    • Degree in Agriculture or its equivalent in related field rnMinimum of 3 years’ relevant experiencern
    • Extensive training and mentoring skillsrnStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsrn
    • Willingness to travel to field sites frequentlyrn
    • Excellent report writing and reportingrn
    • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
    • Experience leading community assessmentsrn
    • Knowledge & Experience working in NGO’s sector most especially in rural/conflict settings

    Method of Application

    Candidates should submit the following documents to: Please reference the Job Title and Location on the subject line, your Cover Letter and Resume/CV.

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