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Agricultural Economist

Location: Nigeria

Description

Agricultural Economist, Agribusiness Performance Evaluation, Nigeria

 

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

In Nigeria, SI supports Navanti to implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Activity which provides comprehensive MEL and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) support to strengthen USAID/Nigeria’s results for increased learning and accountability and contribute to implementation of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

Project Objective:

USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an agribusiness activity. This Activity aims to strengthen the enabling environment for agribusiness finance and investment by broadening access to finance by mitigating the credit risks of agribusinesses; promoting and facilitating investment opportunities for agribusinesses to expand and scale up operations; and sustainably enhancing the performance of agribusiness micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity. 

The estimated start date will be October 1, 2021. The evaluation is expected to last until March 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 37 days. 

 

Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis, early submission is recommended.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an Agricultural Economist who will who will provide technical support to the evaluation team. The Agricultural Economist will be working alongside three team members: Team Leader, Senior Agribusiness Specialist, and Evaluation Specialist.

Responsibilities:

· Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.

· Provide technical expertise on financing and investment and support the Team Leader's efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments.

· Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

· Provide ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

· Support the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to USAID/Nigeria.

·  Write assigned sections of the draft evaluation report in coordination with team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings presentation.

· Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise. 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess technical competence in the field of Agriculture, Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness and Agriculture value chains, Economics, Private Sector Development, Statistic, or related fields.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and/or evaluating activities on agriculture value chains, private sector development, and market systems development in West Africa.
  • Must demonstrate strong knowledge of the Nigerian agricultural policy, financing, and investment in the agriculture sector

 

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.




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