The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) ( was established by Decree No. 48 of 2 November, 1992 as a centre of excellence for agricultural learning, research and professional development. The vision of FUNAAB is to be a centre of excellence in knowledge generation for global development and the sustenance of an environmentally friendly society. The university’s mission is to build future leaders and generate knowledge through research and an intellectually stimulating environment for teaching, learning and community outreach towards sustainable development. FUNAAB has an international research profile, working with partners from academia, private sector and civil society throughout the world. FUNAAB has considerable experience in managing and participating in large, multi-country research and development projects.

FUNAAB is currently involved in the second phase of the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (CAVA II) project aimed at ultimately increasing the incomes of smallholder cassava farmers (SHFs) and community cassava processors through participation in profitable and sustainable value-added cassava chains in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

We are seeking to recruit an Investment Promotion Expert to join our team, to expand our capacity to develop considerable expertise and knowledge on investment promotion, business administration and related issues.

The post-holder will contribute in the following work areas:

This specific post will focus on CAVA II project spanning a period of 5 years (April 2014 to March 2019). The post will be based in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The position will involve frequent travel within these countries.

Qualifications and experience

An advanced University degree in economics, business administration or related field is required. Minimum of five years relevant experience, particularly in the area of investment promotion and business development is essential. Demonstrated knowledge of the constraints of working with smallholders farmers who provide raw materials for industrial processing is important. Fluency in the English language, good drafting and communication skills required.


Salary and allowances are competitive.

Last Updated on May 13, 2014 by admin

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