VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Following the success of our Making Markets Work for the Poor MMW4P project, VSO has secured funding from a strategic donor to implement a new 5 year global project - Increasing Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P).VSO is seeking a short-term volunteer for 45 working days to coordinate a market assessment ahead of the Improving Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P) project in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
This project will focus on value chain crops such as soybean, maize and rice.
Job Profile: Market Assessment Advisor
The volunteer will work collaboratively with VSO, local partners and beneficiaries to design and carry out a market assessment in Minna, and translate the results of the research. The consultant will be responsible for identifying 1) the major value chain stakeholders 2) existing challenges and gaps along the value chain 3) stakeholders' expectations and 4)
ways to build capacity across the value chain.
The volunteer will be responsible for carrying out a market assessment with the following objectives:
Skills, qualifications and experience required
VSO Nigeria invites applications from suitably qualified persons.
Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.
To apply, please visit http://vso.force.com/jobopportunities to complete an online application and submit the following:
1. Cover letter demonstrating evidence of your a) suitability for this role, b) understanding of markets in a developing country context, c) experience in undertaking market development assessment and d) ability to manage a research process in a participatory manner;
2. CV / Resume, including 3 references, with contact email and phone numbers, who can independently verify past work;
3. Schedule outlining how you plan to complete the work defined above.
Closing Date: Monday, 27 October 2014, 17:00 GMT.
Application closing date
27 Oct 2014
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