The Policy Development Facility Phase II (PDF II) is a flexible, rapid-response facility set up to support ‘champions of change’, to implement economic and social policies that lead to poverty reduction in Nigeria. Funded by UK Aid, its goal is to provide “champions of change” with improved capacity and evidence to enable them pursue vital economic and social reforms. Much of PDF II’s support is aimed at addressing constraints to economic growth and building the evidence base to support work in this area.
PDF II works primarily at the federal level supporting “champions of change” who are usually Ministers but also provides support to other high-level government officials. PDF II aims to support relevant National Assembly Committees, and non-government actors such as NGOs and CSOs who pursue implementation of social and economic pro-poor policies.
Objective of the Assignment
This assignment is focused on providing a comprehensive but simple analysis on the export potential of three viable groups of export commodities from Nigeria. It should address the current opportunities for these commodities in the UK, US, EU and ECOWAS markets, certification requirements, costs, quality, quantity, price issues, logistics and other barriers to trading these commodities. The outcome of this assignment should build the capacity of exporter groups to effectively engage in export using the selected commodities as a baseline.
Scope of Assignment
The assignment is expected to cover the following:
1. Spices & Herbs, Textile & Garments, and Leather have been selected for export market analyses based on the following criteria:
a. high demand in the UK, the rest of Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. export markets,
b. propensity for poverty alleviation, job creation, gender and youth empowerment, and overall inclusive growth.
2. Detailed analysis of the export market access requirements and capacity of Nigerian products to conform to such conditions.
3. Analysis of opportunities for private sector investments & job creation along the production to export value chain.
4. Provide adequate information on processes and requirements that currently obtains for export of these commodities to the UK, EU, North America, Asia and Africa including ECOWAS markets.
5. Recommendations on necessary policies and strategies to enhance competitiveness of Nigeria in the destination markets for the selected products.
6. Case study of experiences of exporter groups actively engaged in the export of these selected commodities in Nigeria
This assignment is focused on providing evidence-based information to relevant exporter groups in Nigeria. It should provide a comprehensive and holistic analysis of the selected non-oil export commodities and potential to provide jobs, increase household incomes, and enhance livelihood if well harnessed. Ultimately, this project will contribute towards improving exporter experience, increase export of non-oil goods from Nigeria, and consequently more balanced economic growth.
The consultant working on the Market Access Analysis for Spices & Herbs, Textiles & Garments, and Leather should have:
• At least 5-7 years’ relevant post-graduate experience in agricultural value chain research
• Evidence of similar work done in non-oil export commodity value chains
• Good knowledge of private sector development
• Knowledge of the US, UK, EU & ECOWAS markets
• Knowledge of export procedures
• Excellent skills in data analysis and use of evidence in policy advocacy
• A good understanding of political economy issues in the context of Nigerian Federal Government
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work with deadlines in a challenging environment
June 2019 to August 2019
Please apply by emailing your CV to email@example.com no later than Friday 31st May 2019 with the subject line of the email referencing the Position (CVs should not exceed 3 pages). Only preferred candidates will be contacted.
*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and subject to change once the ToR is made available.*