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Title Consultant, Business Development (IITA)
Role Lead the identification and mapping of agribusiness opportunities along agricultural value chains of relevance to Enable Youth Cameroon (EYC)
Category Business Consultancy
Location Yaounde
Company cameroonjobs, Vacancies [ - - ] ( Posted on 11/05/2018, 06:05:50 PM)
Experience 5 to 7 Years
Educational Qualification Doctorate - Phd
Skills Experience
Salary - -
Career Level Senior Management
Job Type Temporary/Contract/Project
Job Status Full Time
In view of this, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture calls for applications to the position of International Expert Consultant in Business Development opened in the Management Unit of the EYC Project based at IITA Cameroon Station in Nkolbisson, Yaoundé.

The detailed terms of reference of these positions are available and could be consulted and/or collected at IITA Cameroon Station in Nkolbisson, Yaoundé; requested by email to ; or downloaded from the IITA website ( /jobs)

1. Application folder: The application folder shall include the following documents:

a letter of motivation (2 pages maximum) including imperatively the full names of the candidate, his full address, phone number and email address, and precising imperatively when the candidate could be available to assume duty, if recruited;
a detailed curriculum vitae, well-structured but brief and highlighting the relevant experience of the candidate in a similar position (5 pages maximum);
a copy of the passport;
a list of three referees including their contact information i.e telephone number, email address and postal address
Applications shall be exclusively submitted online on the IITA Website: ( ) latest by November 09th, 2018 at 16h:00 (Cameroon time).
Or ten (10) working days after the date of publication;
No application submitted by other means will be considered.

2. Selection Modality: The selection will be done in 2 steps: i) shortlist through file analysis based on predefined criteria; and ii) oral interview on dates and hours which shall be communicated later to the candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: This is an international position opened to all nationalities. Applications from women are highly encouraged.

- Duties

1. Lead the identification and mapping of agribusiness opportunities along agricultural value chains of relevance to Enable Youth Cameroon (EYC);
2. Support youth in the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of their financially viable business plans; 3. Contribute to the selection of financial providers and prototypes of basic financial services;
4. Contribute to the assessment of the financial needs of EYC agripreneurs and develop prototypes of financial services for them;
5. Provide extension to young beneficiaries of the program using the application dedicated to financial education to strengthen the financial capacity of young people and women;
6. Facilitate access to financial services tailored to value chain actors through close collaboration with funding institutions;
7. Scaling up developed financial services by integrating financial education;
8. Overseeing the provision of credit-backed grants, supplemented by personal input and financial education, to support individual job-creating initiatives;
9. Overseeing the provision of performance-based, credit-backed grants supplemented by personal contributions and financial education to support agribusiness creation;
10. Develop comprehensive strategies contributing to the self-employment and employment of young people especially women in modern agriculture, value addition, marketing, agriculture services and other agriculture trades;
11. Promoting agribusiness development actions to contribute to the employment of young people especially women in in modern agriculture, value addition, marketing, agriculture services and other agriculture trades;
12. Contribute to the evaluation of business plans developed by EYC agripreneurs and provide guidance to ensure they be bankable;
13. Support the development of training modules for EYC agripreneurs on their needs in the areas of business management and financing;
14. Contribute to the promotion and development of individual or associative agribusiness based on proper analysis of the strength, weakness, opportunities and constraints of the agribusiness environment;
15. Establish and maintain a network of trainers in agribusiness development and business plan development;
16. Participate in planning of EYC activities including budget information;
17. Participate in various workshops, seminars and conferences among others organized by Enable Youth Cameroon;
18. Contribute data to monitoring and evaluation, and communication;
19. Mobilize human resources to strengthen the capacity of agripreneur candidates in business development;
20. Contribute to identification of hosting enterprises for EYC agripreneurs’ internship
21. Contribute to developing prototype contracts for use by EYC agripreneurs when entering into business partnership
22. Monitor and evaluate businesses established by graduated interns
23. Contribute to quarterly and annual reports of EYC
24. Document lessons learned and ensure good visibility of the program.
25. Assume any other duty as assigned by the supervisor for Enable Youth Cameroon success
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