Career Opportunities at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Collaboration with International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is implementing a Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise in the Niger Delta States (LIFE-ND).

To facilitate implementation of the project, the partners want qualified and competent personnel to fill the underlisted position:

 

 

Job Title: State Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (SKMO)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The Knowledge Management and Communications Officer will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and facilitating Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) activities related to Federal Government of Nigeria Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in the Niger Delta Project Design Completion Report 116 project implementation at the state level. The Officer will work closely with the KMC Coordinator at the RPCO and the KMC Advisor at the Central Communications Unit in implementing KMC activities.

Specific Duties

  • Manage the implementation of the KMC strategy of the project at the state level.
  • Develop KMC activities for the annual work plan and budget (AWPB).
  • Prepare an annual KMC plan of actions for enhancing institutional culture of learning and knowledge-sharing.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing events and policy dialogues among project stakeholders.
  • Ensure that innovative experiences, learning and good practices are captured, synthesized, documented and shared continuously within the project, within the relevant stakeholders.
  • Play a leading role in knowledge capitalization, develop evidence based knowledge products and ensure wider dissemination.
  • Develop and update project stakeholders contact list and mailing lists for dissemination of project knowledge products.
  • Guide staff on information collection, processing, and information dissemination methods.
  • Play a leading role in external relations, building relations with media and communications personnel, liaison and public relations.
  • In close collaboration with the State M&E Officer, ensure results from various studies including quality management, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation are translated into evidence based knowledge products.
  • Establish information technology requirements for effective implementation of the KMC strategy using social media and Internet tools.
  • Plan and coordinate communication and advocacy campaigns through mass media, newsletters, stakeholder meetings, and other communication channels as appropriate.
  • Assist in developing integrated information systems to enable M&E of project activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of the project’s KMC strategy at the state level.
  • Contribute to the drafting of periodic project progress reports.
  • Maintain updated cataloguing of the project’s knowledge assets/online resource materials.
  • Undertake other KMC tasks as required.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SKMO will report directly to the SPC.

Qualification and Experience

  • Higher Level University Degree or equivalent in a field related to Communications, Journalism, Development or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in information, knowledge management, and/or development communication, preferably in the agriculture and rural development sector. Experience in media relations, ICT and extension will be an advantage.
  • Proven ability in documentation and advocacy; demonstrated capacity to develop and oversee implementation of documentation of programme results, presentations, communication and reporting skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; experience of interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • High degree of motivation, initiative, independence, reliability, adaptability, and professional maturity; and places a premium on “getting things done”.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills; able to handle multiple tasks and balance priorities with various stakeholders

 

 

Job Title: State Rural Institution/Gender and Youth Officer (SIGY)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (2 years)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • State Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (SMEO) Main responsibilities The State Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for operating, coordinating and facilitating the planning of project M&E activities at the state level.
  • He/she will oversee the operationalization of the project PME system and ensure its full linkage with other information and knowledge systems, to enable the project to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances.
  • The Officer will also assess the needs and capacity for PME at the state level and design and implement capacity building activities.
  • The Officer will work closely with the LGA Desk Officers to ensure a coherent and collaborative approach to PM E at the state level.

Specific Duties

  • Develop activities for the annual work plan and budget (AWPB).
  • Organize and supervise focused baseline surveys and assessments of beneficiaries at the beginning of the project to be undertaken by consultants.
  • Prepare an M&E Plan, including the project’s monitoring formats.
  • Establish indicators for outputs, outcomes and impact, monitor implementation processes and performance, and assess outputs and outcomes in line with government and IFAD RIMS guidelines.
  • Foster participatory planning and M&E by training and involving stakeholder groups.
  • Prepare essential data to be included in quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.
  • Monitor financial and physical progress as well as reporting back to stakeholders to create a better learning environment; undertake project and thematic evaluations.
  • Ensure capture of intended impact as well as successes and failures; prepare reports and guide staff in preparing their progress reports.
  • Implement report formats so that all reports from service providers/implementing partners can be regularly and conveniently compiled/aggregated to contribute to the overall project results framework.
  • Organize and oversee state level annual review and planning workshops and preparation ofAWPB.
  • lnform and join supervision missions by screening and analysing reports.
  • Select service providers where necessary and formulate TORs and scope of work for the service providers. Supervise, monitor and certify the work of service providers for the various activities and assignments.
  • Contribute to the drafting and consolidation of the periodic project progress reports of the state.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SMEO will report directly to the SPC.

Qualification and Experience

  • Masters or Higher Level University Degree in Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics or other relevant field.
  • Proficient in the use of databases and spreadsheets, statistical and other software packages for both quantitative and qualitative analysis and demonstrated skills ih quantitative and qualitative analysis and data management.
  • Experience in analyzing complex programmes or policies.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ proven experience working in, designing and implementing M&E/Resu Its-based management and/or project management in areas such as agriculture, natural resources, rural finance and policy matters.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Have thorough understanding of analytical tools.
  • Have solid understanding of use of modern information and communication technology (ICT) in development and excellent knowledge of computer-based communications tools, in particular web-and mobile-based technology.
  • Experience in facilitation, in particular of learning processes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in the major local language(s) will be an asset.

 

 

Job Title: Rural Infrastructure Coordinator (RIC)
Location
: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Unit/Office: Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The Rural Infrastructure Coordinator will provide technical guidance and back stop the state Rural Infrastructure Officers, the LGA Engineers, and the beneficiaries and relate with relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of market infrastructure development.

Specific Duties

  • Ensure that the preparatory activities and implementation of the infrastructure interventions are in accordance with project dictates, progressing according to the works schedule.
  • Develop a detailed action plan to implement the various market infrastructure activities proposed in close consultation with the key stakeholders.
  • Participate in the procurement of contractors and consultants and oversee their activities.
  • Develop appropriate market infrastructure implementation manual. Prepare and also vet engineering designs and estimates for market infrastructure.
  • Provide assistance and practical advice to participating states and LGAs in the design of works and procurement of contractors, and supervision and monitoring of works.
  • Develop eligibility criteria for the selection of cost efficient, technically achievable and sustainable market infrastructure at the state level.
  • Identify the skill gap of engineers and other implementers and develop capacity building activities to bridge the gap.
  • Develop an operation and maintenance structure/system for market infrastructure with relevant partners.
  • Prepare consolidated quarterly progress and monitoring reports.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the RPCO located in Port Harcourt. The RIC will report directly to the PC.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Civil Engineering or similar discipline; A COREN registration is a must.
  • Implementation experience in a broad range of rural infrastructure (repair, rehabilitation, construction and maintenance of: water supply, retention, drainage and sanitation systems and associated works such as washing facilities; small-scale irrigation works; agro processing and storage structures; other small buildings; and rural community access and feeder roads and small bridges and drainage structures).
  • A minimum of seven years field experience working with rural communities in planning, budgeting, constructing, maintaining and monitoring rural – market infrastructure.
  • Ability to communicate with and present clear and concise instructions and guidelines to village representatives with basic education levels.
  • Experience with IFAD or international donor projects.

 

 

Job Title: State Finance Officer (SFO)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main responsibilities

  • The State Finance Officer is responsible for supporting the State Project Account (SPAC) in the effective discharge of his/her functions.

Specific Duties

  • Master IFAD key documents such as, the disbursement handbook, procurement guidelines and handbook, IEAD guidelines for project
  • audits, the Financing Agreement (FA) and the Letter to the Borrower (LTB) as well as the Project Financial Procedures Manual.
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of annual operational budgets at the state level.
  • Assist the SPAC in the implementation of a sound financial management system.
  • Assist the SPAC in preparing financial reports, including monthly funds reconciliation, and monthly expenditure statements.
  • Responsible for collecting/issuing receipts, preparing Payment Vouchers and maintaining the cash records in accordance with laid down procedures.
  • Assist the SPAC to prepare transaction vouchers, and input all transactions into the project accounting system before submission to the SPAC for approval.
  • Assist the SPAC to process all payments, ensuring that SPCO procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Assist the SPAC to process monthly payroll, payment of salaries to staff and project contributions.
  • Assist the SPAC to prepare payment requests submitted to the SPCo.
  • Assist the SPAC in preparing cash flow forecasts as required.
  • Assist in reviewing and monitoring financial returns from implementing partners, including periodic visits to their offices.
  • Collate data received from colleagues into the system.
  • Manage a well-organized and up-to-date filing system for accounting and financial records.
  • Provide assistance to the internal and external auditors as required.. Perform secretarial duties, including maintenance of a well- organized filing system.
  • Collect and review financial reports from PFMUs.
  • Ensure invoices submitted for payment at the State level are promptly attended to. . Ensure Petty Cash disbursements are appropriately and adequately documented.
  • Write cheques. Update the Cheque Issued Register.
  • Undertake any other activities assigned by the SPAC or the SPCO management.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SFO will report directly to the SPAC.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years’ post-professional experience, at least 6 of which must be in management.
  • A professional qualification (FCA, ACA, FCNA, CNA) with at least 10 years of post qualification experience, at least 6 of which must be in management.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in management team of lEAD- assisted or donor funded projects.
  • Good interpersonal relationship, transparently honest, team worker and possess ability to train counterparts; and must be healthy and fit to undertake extensive filed visits.
  • Member of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, with strong working knowledge of both national and international accounting procedures.
  • Strong computer skills, spreadsheets, and other relevant accounting packages.
  • Working knowledge of banking and financial control procedures.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

 

 

Job Title: Rural Institutions Development Coordinator (RIDC)
Location
: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Unit/Office: Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The Rural Institution Coordinator will facilitate and strengthen the understanding of community members and target agri-enterprise groups and commodity apex development associations (CADAs) to fit properly into the project framework.
  • The aim of the position is to improve the knowledge of enterprise groups, incubators and CADAs to adopt agriculture as a business using a market-led approach.

Specific Duties

  • Develop activities for the formation, strengthening and sustainability of relevant rural institutions for the annual work plan and budget (AWPB).
  • Sensitize existing CADAs, enterprise groups, traditional rulers, opinion leaders, youth and women leaders, civil society and influential community members to foster understanding on the new direction of the project.
  • Assist the enterprise groups to form CADA from elected representatives of each of the groups formed.
  • Assist the CADAs to form Federated CADA at the state level from representative of each of the CADAs formed.
  • Once a CADA is formed, ensure that there are implementation/functional committees in the CADA and take initiatives to strengthen the committees.
  • Provide guidance for the annual group/CADA appraisal exercise to identify capacity gaps and assist in the strengthening of all groups/CADA.
  • Develop a flexible training curriculum/manual to address identified gaps in developing and strengthening the CADAs in consultation with the keystake holders.
  • Organize training for all enterprise groups on group participation and formation, group leadership and dynamics. The activities would strengthen skills and competencies in financial and business management, market information, product marketing strategies, bulk procurement, distribution of critical inputs and advocate to improve enabling policy environment.
  • Develop specific training for enterprise groups, group leaders, CADAs, commodity committees on producers cluster arrangement, contract farming, operations of out-growers scheme in working with off-takers/processors.
  • Continuously update the developed curriculum and training based on feedback to ensure that it is tailored to the needs of the groups and CADAs.
  • Organize cross-visits annually amongst the CADAs to facilitate the sharing of experiences between CADAs on best practice.
  • Consolidate state progress reports and contribute to the drafting of periodic progress reports of the RPCO.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the RPCO located in Port Harcourt. The RIDC will report directly to the PC.

Qualification and Experience

  • Advanced degree (MSc or higher preferred) in Extension, Rural Sociology, Agriculture or other discipline with appropriate applied social science and agricultural experience
  • A minimum of 10 years working experience with rural communities in a participatory community development role.
  • Proven skill in organizing group training and learning exchanges.
  • Experience working with IFAD projects in Nigeria.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

 

 

Job Title: State Project Accountant (SPA)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • Within the framework of the project design report and loan/grant agreements, the State Project Accountant is responsible for the financial and administrative management of the project at the state level, including accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, internal controls, auditing arrangement, flow of funds and the efficient management of project resources.

Specific Duties

  • Master IFAD key documents such as, the disbursement handbook, procurement guidelines and handbook, IEAD guidelines for project audits, the Financing Agreement (FA) and the Letter to the Borrower (LTB) as well as the Project Financial Procedures Manual.
  • Draw up annual budgets and work plans for the SPCO.
  • Ensure that all accounting records are maintained in line with approved accounting standards and in line with the IEAD requirements (IPSAS Cash).
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliation statements are prepared for all bank accounts at the state level.
  • Ensure strict adherence to installed internal control systems for all areas of project operation in accordance with the project financial procedures manual.
  • Liaise with the internal/external auditors and follow up any audit queries/management letters.
  • Ensure payments are executed in a timely manner and that appropriate records of prepayments and advances are maintained.
  • Make sure all expenditure items:
    • Meet the eligibility criteria as defined in the lEAD Financing Agreement,
    • Are supported by adequate documentation (invoice, contracts,evidence of payments etc..).
  • Ensure the timely preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports in agreed format including:
    • Sources and uses of funds statement, including incurred expenditures by component, expenditure category and financier,
    • Variance report (actual versus budgeted expenditures),
    • Designated account reconciliation statement,
    • Withdrawal application – statement of expenditure,
    • Fixed asset register,
    • Contract register for submission to the RPCO for consolidation.
  • Perform physical inventory of project assets each year at the state level. k. Provide assistance to the external auditors as required.
  • Undertake other duties/special assignments as may be directed by the SPC or the Financial Controller at the RPCO.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SPAC will report directly to the SPC.

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years’ post-professional experience, at least 6 of which must be in management.
  • A professional qualification (FCA, ACA, FCNA, CNA) with at least 10 years of post-qualification experience, at least 6 of which must be in management.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in management team of lEAD- assisted or donor funded projects.
  • Good interpersonal relationship, transparently honest, team worker and possess ability to train counterparts; and must be healthy and fit to undertake extensive filed visits.
  • Member of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria with strong working knowledge of both national and international accounting procedures.
  • Strong computer skills, spreadsheets, and other relevant accounting packages.
  • Working knowledge of banking and financial control procedures.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

 

 

Job Title: Agribusiness Promotion Coordinator (APC)
Location
: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Unit/Office: Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities
The Agribusiness Promotion Coordinator will support the creation of jobs using the Incubator Apprenticeship Model, focusing on the identification, selection, training and retraining of potential youth and women to learn and start profitable agri-enterprises. He/She will:

  • Be involved in the development of agri-enterprises business plans in agricultural commodity production, processing, storage and marketing;
  • Coordinates the alignment of the CORY curriculum to project requirements, including modules on village level enterprise group formation, savings mobilisation and entrepreneurship development activities;
  • Supports market access to build strong agribusiness and value chain orientation to selected youth and women in the project area; and
  • Explore capacity development of Agriculture Value Chain Financing models along production, processing and marketing.

Specific Duties

  • Develop activities for the annual work plans and budget (AWPB).
  • Oversee the selection process of Incubators.
  • Coordinate the development of a training curriculum for incubators and apprentices.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of bankable business plans, marketing promotion strategies, product branding and linkage to service providers and markets.
  • Lead and supervise the state level implementation of the incubator apprenticeship model in empowering at least 900 incubators and 38,250 new agri-enterprises across the 9 states of the Niger Delta region (i.e., 100 incubators and 4,250 agri-enterprises per state).
  • Supervise the agri-enterprises to ensure their viability.
  • Coordinate the capacity assessment and strengthening of CADA and the formation of Commodity Alliance Forum at the state level.
  • Identify and partner with private sector operators and CADA to avail farmers and other agri-enterprises the opportunity to sustainably access information on market demand (demand, supply and price).
  • Give technical direction and management leadership in identifying actions and mechanisms for the promotion and use of value addition technologies including post-harvest handling, processing, storage and packaging.
  • Promote the deployment and adoption of friendly productive technologies and the application of efficient/effective, dynamic and profitable modules across the value chains.
  • Promote volume of produce for large markets, sustainability of identified farmers markets, reduction of cost of services, and develop cluster/entrepreneurs arrangements and contract arrangements between produce off-takers and weaned agri-entrepreneurs.
  • Develop MoU with all categories of service providers (mechanization, agro dealers, sprayers etc) on areas of engagement and line and terms of support from the project.
  • Select service providers where necessary and formulate TORs and scope of work for the service providers. Supervise, monitor and certify the work of service providers for the various activities and assignments.
  • Design capacity building and technical assistance measures and activities in the areas of primary production, value addition, market access, business management, quality control and standardization.
  • Facilitate linkages for enhanced access to financial services for project beneficiaries, including trader credit, contract farming, inventory credit, commercial/development bank credit and insurance.
  • Consolidate state progress reports and contribute to the drafting of periodic project progress reports.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the RPCO located in Port Harcourt. The APC will report directly to the PC.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics or First degree in any of the Agriculture related disciplines and MBA or higher degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Marketing or related fields.
  • Strong background and practical skills in business development and marketing and at least 5 years work experience on issues and programmes relating to agricultural commodity production, commodity marketing, agro-processing and value chain development and MSME promotion.
  • Good negotiation, inter-personal and relational skills.
  • Previous experience in working with government and private sector in developing agrienterprises/agribusiness will be a great advantage.

 

 

Job Title: State Agribusiness Promotion Officer (SAPO)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The State Agribusiness Promotion Officer will support the creation of jobs using the Incubator Apprenticeship Model.
  • He/she will be actively involved in the development of agri-enterprise business plan in agricultural commodity production, processing, storage and marketing; support market access to build strong agribusiness and value chain orientation to selected youth and women in the project areas; and explore capacity development of agriculture value chain financing models.

Specific Duties

  • Develop activities for the State annual work plan and budgets (AWPB).
  • Oversee the selection process of incubators and apprentices within the state.
  • Coordinate the development of a training curriculum for incubators and apprentices.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of bankable business plan, marketing strategies, product development and branding; and, linkage to service providers and markets.
  • Lead and supervise the implementation of the incubator- apprenticeship model in empowering at least 100 incubators and 4,250 new agri-enterprises in the state.
  • Effectively supervise and ensure that the objective of this intervention is achieved and ensure the viability and profitability of the enterprises.
  • Coordinate the capacity assessment and strengthening of CADA and the formation of a Commodity Alliance Forum at the LGA level.
  • Identify and partner with private sector operators and CADA to avail farmers and other agri-enterprises the opportunity to sustainably access market information (demand, supply and price).
  • Give technical direction and management leadership in identifying actions and mechanisms for the promotion and use of value addition technologies including post-harvest handling, processing, storage and packaging.
  • Promote the deployment and adoption of friendly productive technologies and the application of efficient/effective, dynamic and profitable modules across the value chains.
  • Promote volume of produce for large markets, sustainability of identified farmer markets, reduction of cost of services, and develop cluster/entrepreneurs arrangements and contract arrangements between produce off-takers and weaned agri-entrepreneurs.
  • Develop MoU with all categories of service providers (mechanization, agro dealers, sprayers, extension, etc) on areas of engagement and line and terms of support from the project.
  • Select service providers where necessary and formulate TORs and scope of work for the service providers. Supervise, monitor and clarify the work of service providers for the various activities and assignments.
  • Design capacity building and technical assistance measures and activities in the areas of primary production, value addition, market access, business management, quality control and standardization.
  • Produce state progress reports and contribute to the drafting of periodic project progress report.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SAPO will report directly to the SPC.

Qualification and Experience

  • Masters Degree in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics or first degree in any of the Agriculture related disciplines and MBA or higher degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Marketing or related fields.
  • Strong background and practical skills in business development and marketing and at least 3 years work experience on issues and programmes relating to agricultural commodity production, commodity marketing, agro-processing and value chain development and MSME promotion.
  • Good negotiation, inter-personal and relational skills.
  • Previous experience in working with government and private sector in developing agri-enterprises/agribusiness will be a great advantage.

 

 

Job Title: State Rural Infrastructure Officer (SRIO)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The State Rural Infrastructure Officer will be responsible for the onsite management of market infrastructure development in the state, working closely with relevant stakeholders.

Specific Duties

  • Ensure that me preparatory activities and implementation of the infrastructure interventions are progressing according to the works schedule.
  • Identify cost efficient and sustainable market infrastructure using the eligibility criteria developed. Relevant agencies such as the State Ministry of Works, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, River Basin Development Federal Government of Nigeria Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in the Niger Delta Project Design Completion Report 114 Authorities (RBDAs) where applicable, Water Board, and the LGAs should be consulted in this process.
  • Ensure that contracted consultants prepare the LGA level action plans which identify critical constraints/challenges, opportunities available and recommend appropriate market infrastructure interventions. The above-mentioned key stakeholders and the identified beneficiaries should be part of this process.
  • Supervise the construction/rehabilitation of feeder roads, the construction of agro-processing and market infrastructure (including water supply systems and related ancillary works) and the construction of stores, flood protection dykes and rehabilitation of irrigation schemes implemented by contractors.
  • Ensure the timely procurement of agro-processing equipment and machineries for agro processing buildings.
  • Oversee training and capacity building activities related to the market infrastructure.
  • Establish asset/infrastructure management and maintenance procedures. These should ensure that proper O&M is carried out by the beneficiaries using the developed procedures supported by the LGA Engineers.
  • Supervise/co-supervise the LGA Engineers and the support staffs working with them.
  • Provide technical guidance to participating institutions on the approach of carrying out their functions related to the infrastructural aspects of the project.
  • Prepare measurement of works and certificate of payment for all infrastructure activities as supported by the LGA Engineers.
  • Undertake other related activities as directed by the SPC.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SRIO will report directly to the SPC.

Qualification and Experience

  • A minimum of B.Sc. University Degree in Civil Engineering
  • A COREN Certification is a must
  • At least five years of practical experience in agricultural and br rural development projects
  • Strong background of practical experience in agricultural related civil works and agro-processing technologies contributing to rural development.

 

 

Job Title: State Project Coordinator (SPC)
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The State Project Coordinator will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of the project in the State.
  • He/She will be responsible for managing the team of subject matter officers within the State Project Coordination Office (SPCO) and ensuring their performance to implement project activities.
  • A key element of the position is to ensure that the project achieves its developmental objectives.

Specific Duties

  • Head the Secretariat of the State Project Steering Committee.
  • Promote teamwork of the project officers for implementation.
  • Convene regular meetings with the staff of SPCO.
  • Manage and motivate the project staff to ensure consistent achievement of quality project results.
  • Ensure quality of service provided by the agri-enterprise incubators, service providers, and consultants hired for implementation.
  • Ensure timely delivery of quality reports (AWPB, semi-annual reports, financial statement, audit report, RIM data etc) to the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO).
  • Select service providers where necessary and formulate TORs and scope of work for the service providers, supervise, monitor and certify the work of service providers for the various activities and assignment.
  • Ensure completion of procurement process in full compliance with lEAD and FGN procurement guidelines and procedure.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SPC will report directly to the Project Coordinator (PC) on technical issues and administratively to the Programme Manager of the ADR

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor or Higher Level University Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration or other related discipline with knowledge of contemporary issues in agriculture, agribusiness and rural development.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience including at least 5 years in agriculture or agribusiness management position in a development project.
  • Good writing skills and computer literacy.

 

 

Job Title: Project Coordinator (PC)
Location
: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Unit/Office: Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

  • The Project Coordinator will be responsible for overall management and implementation of LIFE in the Niger Delta region.
  • He/She will be responsible for managing the team of specialists within the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) and ensuring their performance and that of the incubators and service providers engaged to implement the project activities.
  • A key element of the position will be to ensure that the project achieves its development objective and outcomes.
  • The PC will be under a performance based renewal contract and will report to the National Steering Committee (NSC) through the Technical Support Committee (TSC).

Specific Duties

  • Head the Secretariat of the Technical Support Committee
  • Promote team work of the specialists for effective project implementation
  • Coordinate and supervise implementation by the participating states
  • Convene monthly meetings of the RPCO staff and bi-monthly review meetings of the State Project Coordination Office (SPCO) staff
  • Manage and motivate the project staff at regional and state levels ensuring consistent achievement of quality project results
  • Ensure quality of agri-enterprise incubators, service providers and consultants hired for implementation.
  • Consolidate the Annual Work Plan and Budgets (AWPB) of the SPCO RPCO and submit through the TSC to the National Steering Committee (NSC) and IFAD for approval as well as monitor its implementation.
  • Oversee contracting support staff and consultants
  • Ensure timely delivery of quality reports – annual and semi-annual reports, financial statements, audit report, RIM data etc to NDDC, FMARD and IFAD.
  • Coordinate supervision mission and ensure the implementation of the recommendations (supervision and audit).
  • Select service providers where necessary and formulate TORs and scope of work for the service providers, supervise, monitor and certify the work of the service providers for various activities and assignments.
  • Consolidate state progress reports and contribute to the finalization of periodic project progress reports of the RPCO.

Reporting and Location

  • The position will be in the RPCO located in Port Harcourt. The PC will report directly to the TSC.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First University Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Social and Management Sciences with sound knowledge and experience in public policy development and Administration and agribusiness management.
  • Masters Degree in Agriculture and related fields, Business Administration and management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience including 8 years working in management position in the public and private sectors of the economy.
  • Good writing skills and computer literacy.
  • Communication and Team building skills.

 

 

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications with detailed CV of not more than 5 pages to the following addresses: infor@vcdpnigeria.org , vcdpnpmu@gmail.com , lifend2019@gmail.com

 

Application Deadline 16th April, 2019.

Note: This contracted appointment is for a period of one (1) year in the first instance, renewable subject to satisfactory performance acceptable to FGN/IFAD.