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Nuru Nigeria Vacancy for an Animal Fattening & Business Research Consultant

Sep 10, 2019, 12:09 AM
Nuru 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. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Consultant - Animal Fattening & Business Research Location: Michika/Yola, Adamawa (based on needs) Category: Production and supply, Insurance systems for livestock, Farmer organization profitability, Logistics for marketing and off-takers etc Employment Type: Short-term contract Duration: 3 Months Start Date: ASAP Reports To: Impact Manager & Impact Program Specialist 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 information:
  • Growth and market opportunities - Adamawa state, domestic and international (export)
  • Pro-poor potential - local business opportunities for Ram/Buck abattoirs, meat processing plants, in Michika, Mubi, etc
  • Household nutritional value of breeds or fattening practices
Insurance systems for livestock (Nigeria only): required information:
  • Livestock insurance programs available for smallholders (Nuru Farmers) in Nigeria
  • Common practices for verifying cause of death in livestock production: cost to verify and payment systems.
Gross margin analysis for farmers and managers of sheep & goats
  • Farmer organization profitability
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Profitability Analysis for sheep & goat aggregation and marketing in Adamawa
Logistics inputs and sourcing: required information:
  • List of potential suppliers (Name, location, phone number, email, other comments) Sheep and goat breeds available, ages & prices per head (or in bulk)
  • Sample Contract for NN
  • Common challenges they face in working with rural communities.
  • Willingness to provide transportation (yes, no, or cost)
  • Other input costs: vaccinations, medications, supplementary feeds, etc.
Logistics: marketing and off-takers: required information
  • List of potential buyers/off-takers (Name, location/market, phone number, email, other comments)
  • Tiered purchase pricing for animals by weight, size, age, etc.
  • Common challenges they face in working with rural communities.
  • General quality and quantity requirements
  • Degree in Agriculture or its equivalent in related field
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Excellent report writing and reporting
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
  • Experience leading community assessments
  • Knowledge & Experience working in NGO’s sector most especially in rural/conflict settings.
  • Extensive training and mentoring skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to travel to field sites frequently
    How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Cover Letters and Resume/CV to: Please reference the Job Title and Location on the subject line. Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted   Application Deadline  27th September, 2019.

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Agricultural / Agro-Allied 
Adamawa State Michika Yola Nuru Nigeria