Business Development Officer

Job Information

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    Category Business Development Jobs
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    Posted On Jun 18 ,2020
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    Qualifications Master's Degree
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    Employer Name The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Description

  • Lead the development of training content and tools for agribusiness management and coordinate their delivery through the state coordinators and training officers in three states in Nigeria.
  • Conduct geographical agribusiness value chain analysis for the project’s target value chains and work with the state coordinators to identify business opportunities for entrepreneurial-track youth to develop business models.
  • Lead the efforts of the state coordinators in guiding entrepreneurial-track youth todevelop and implement fund-worthy business plans
  • Lead all efforts directed towards attracting funding for young agripreneurs, work with credit institutions to design youth-sensitive financing instruments for business start-up and expansion.
  • Coordinate the day to day management of pilot learning enterprises through the state coordinators in three states in Nigeria, ensuring the effectiveness of the learning experience they are to provide.
  • Coordinate the efforts of identified project partners in providing mentorship, business support and advisory service to young entrepreneurs. Ensure compliance of partners with all deliverables.
  • Assist in development of bankable business plan and recommendations for funding linkages.
  • Develop and nurture a network business partnership with private sector companies and associations that entrepreneurial-track youth can leverage on to grow and improve their businesses. Maintain an updated data base of these partners
  • Provide monitoring of the businesses established and identify challenges to be addressed / provide the required advice.
  • Provide technical support to the trainees and assist them while they are starting their business and ensure smooth business take off.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.