Request for Proposal (RFP) at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) invites qualified and interested consultants with relevant experience and qualifications to submit RFP documents for the following works:

  • The Activity will require the successful offeror to thoroughly review the existing legal and regulatory frameworks in Niger state relevant to the development and publishing of a new Agribusiness Investment Guide that will highlight and promote investment in specific sectors, value chains and opportunities in Niger State, in a format that is compelling and usable by the investment community.
  • Thus, the consultant will clarify the goals, objectives, and desired outcomes of introducing new administrative guidelines and related regulations for investment guide.

The successful local consultant/consulting firm among several duties, will perform the following specific duties:

  • Review any existing investment promotion guides or compendiums available for Niger state, identify any gaps, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and reflect the insight from those in developing a new investment guide for the state.
  • In collaboration with the relevant committee or assignees of the state, research (desk and field research, including various stakeholder engagements) and compile the most viable agribusiness investment opportunities in Niger State as related to the target value chains (rice, maize, soy, aquaculture, and cowpeas), based on comparative advantages, barriers to entry, cost and scale of investments required, risks and return on investments.
  • Identify potential idle or moribund public agribusiness assets that are viable for private sector interventions and investment with compelling reasons why the investment community should consider them
  • Highlight the economic, legal, regulatory, and business environment of Niger State, compared to its neighbors, and Niger State’s specific advantages in the Northwest region of Nigeria, for the purpose of the investment community making rational investment decisions.
  • Advise on the best format to publish/host the information guide, for the most impact and distribution amongst the investment community

Eligible Offerors Qualifications

  • University graduate with a degree in finance, economics, agribusiness, agricultural extension or policy, law, economic development, trade, strategic partnerships, business administration, or a related field (Masters preferred and can replace 2 years of experience requirement).
  • 10+ years of relevant experience working in finance and investment promotion or policy development, ideally including expertise in value chain analysis, financial instrument development, agribusiness contracts, agribusiness strategic partnerships; investment and technology management skills and experience working in Northern Nigeria.
  • Experience in conducting research for USAID- and/or other donor-funded programs is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners (foreign and domestic investors, lead firms, big corporate) and other stakeholders in the Nigerian economic sector. Experience working in Niger State preferred.
  • Demonstrable capacity to work well in diverse teams but also productive working independently with minimum supervision.
  • Well organized, strong analytical skills, creative thinker, innovative, demonstrated personal initiative, stress tolerance, integrity, and ethics.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Ability to produce various informational products under tight deadlines.
  • Legally able to work in Nigeria.
  • Ability to produce various informational products under tight deadlines.

Application Closing Date
5:00pm (WAT), 1st April, 2022.

Submission of Documents

Offers must be submitted by email to: [email protected]


  • Please reference the RFP number in any response to this RFP.
  • Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA.
  • Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.
  • CNFA reserves the right to conduct any of the following:
    • CNFA may conduct negotiations with and/or request clarifications from any offeror prior to award.
    • While preference will be given to offerors who can address the full technical requirements of this RFP, CNFA may issue a partial award or split the award among various suppliers, if in the best interest of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Activity Project;
    • CNFA may cancel this RFP at any time.

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