International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – an international non-profit agricultural research need Marketing Officer to boost its manpower.
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Identify and analyses Bio fortification strength and weakness and respond to opportunities and threat in the marketing environment;
Set goals for market share and growth;
Develop and implement appropriate strategies by selecting, segmenting and targeting markets and promoting biofortified foods and seeds to those markets;
Provide leadership on branding and packaging of products;
Works on developing new products for niche market;
Managing distribution channels of biofortified foods in villages and urban market;
Develop plans for advertising, sales promotion and public relations;
Create and develop new innovative ways to communicate for increased adoption of vitamin A cassava by farmers, processor, marketers and consumer;
Develop standard for product and profitability analysis for investor.
Maintain liaison with Federal, State and NGO partners in Nigeria;
Identify opportunities for fund raising and assist in applying for grants for business development and establishment;
Conduct and oversee advocacy for business development and promotional campaign;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Manager.
Qualification & Experience
BSc/HND/PGD in Marketing, Economics, Agricultural Economics or any related field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in related field.
Skills and competences
Have strong communication skills.
Excellent copywriting skills and experience.
Good research result reporting skills.
Good time management skills.
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions
in a pleasant campus environment.