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Position: Market & Value Chain Researcher - Fisheries
Type: international position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Ogoja, Nigeria, Africa

Start Date Mar - May 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6 Months
Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.


The Volunteer’s Role

The key objectives of this placement is to conduct a market assessment of the fisheries markets in northern Cross River State and connected markets in Calabar south Cross River State. To identify out-of-state export markets to analyse demand, supply, operations’ legal frameworks and to develop a complete understanding of the current market situation across the fisheries value chains operated by YouLead beneficiaries and technical partners.

The specific objectives are related to planning and conducting a fisheries market assessment:

  • Map existing local markets and potential out-of-state fisheries markets
  • Analyze current market trends in terms of demand and supply, price-scheduling mechanisms, market determinant factors, supply chains and CRS government market regulatory and control mechanisms
  • Analyze potential risks beneficiaries may face and suggest possible mitigation
  • Research and design innovative and market accepted packing and packaging and marketing models that producer organizations can adopt
  • Explore (with YouLead Financial Component Manager) micro-finance institutions and illustrate how the producer organizations can be linked to them

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Review existing market assessments conducted by YouLead and other organizations including price control policies, and other relevant documents supplied by YouLead
  • Develop key informants interview guides and focus group discussions questions. Key informants list will be provided by YouLead stafff (e.g. beneficiaries, TTPs, suppliers, etc.)
  • Identify and map potential local markets in terms of type, size, volume, products, supply chain, producers, suppliers, transport, market associations. Ensure gender-responsiveness and environmental responsibility are cross-cutting themes in this analysis

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or its /Equivalent in Business, Marketing, Development studies or related field

Essential Professional Background:

  • Evidence of researcher’s in-depth knowledge of market and value chain processes – e.g., published studies, researches, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills in research methodology in related areas – e.g., published studies, etc.
  • Knowledge of value chain methodologies, agriculture commodities and special commodities markets, connecting farmers, farmer groups with private sector as demonstrated in work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; strong team member skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

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GoodWork ID: 39248       Date posted to Mar 28 2017