Agri Extension Manager at Olam Nigeria Limited

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

Olam Nigeria Limited

Olam Nigeria Limited is located in Lagos, Nigeria and is part of the Farm Support Services Industry. Olam Nigeria Limited has 3,000 employees at this location and generates $222.01 million in sales (USD).

With offices and operational units across all geopolitical zones of the Nigerian Federation, Olam has a wide and growing network of farmers, suppliers, wholesalers, local buying agents (LBAs), customers and service providers. Today, these networks encompass approximately 500,000 farmers and have created tens of thousands of jobs in indirect employment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agri Extension Manager

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time
Function:  Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable

Job Description

  • Mobilize farmer groups to get into & increase Soybean production
    • Develop a package of best agronomic practices for Soybean cropping and advise/ train the growers to adopt the same to ensure increased yield & productivity
    • Conducting detailed cost-of-production studies and find avenues for increasing farmer profitability
    • Monitoring of weather & other developments to update production estimates and assess the impact of various scenarios on yields
    • Input distribution and credit accounting, if needed
  • Build and sustain a reliable Soybean out-grower base in the catchment areas (Kwara & Niger) and ensure a sustainable supply of high-quality produce for IFP’s Soy crush facility
    • Quality seed production through out-growers for the participating farmers
    • Build an operational team to run the farming out-grower program – Scheduling operations as well as resources and monitoring the activities in the field to achieve production and buyback targets
  • Acquire funding for the Soybean agri-extension through multi-lateral agencies and stakeholder management (International donor organizations/ Developmental agencies, social/ community organizations, Nigerian governmental agencies & Statutory bodies and internal departments)

Key Deliverables:

  • Improved productivity and increased production volumes for farmers
  • Management of the out-grower program and volume of buyback from the farmers
  • Donor funding from Global developmental agencies/ NGOs and through domestic schemes in Nigeria to sponsor farmer programs


  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture
  • Must have expertise in Soybean cropping and 7 – 10 years of experience in managing farmer / out-grower / contract farming and agricultural extension services
  • Proven experience in obtaining donor funding from NGOs and multi-lateral agencies
  • Understanding of seed production, crop management and buyback of produce
  • Knowledge on agro-climate, soil fertility, disease & pest control

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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