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Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Job Recruitment (9 Positions)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan front the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government by addressing the constraints of Rice. Sorghum and Cassava value chains in four staple crop processing zones of Adani-Omor, Bida-Badeggi, Kano-Jigawa and Kebbi-Sokoto. The Program comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Program Management. The specific objective of the program is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions below:



All Application Closes
13th August, 2015

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Job Title: Zonal Outreach Officer

The Program will be implemented through four (4) Zonal Offices. The Zones are: Adani-Omor with Head Office at Awka: Bida-Badeggi with Head Office at Bida; Kano-Jigawa with Head Office at Kano and Kebbi-Sokoto with Head Officer at Birnin Kebbi.

For effective Zonal Program take-off the ATASP-I is constituting a Zonal Program Coordination ream (ZPCT) at each of the 4Nos Zonal Program Head Offices. Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of Officers at each of the four (4) Zonal Program Head Offices:

Job Title: Zonal Outreach Officer

Location: Nigeria
Slots: 4

Main Responsibilities
Reporting to the Zonal Program Coordinator, the Zonal Outreach Officer will plan, coordinate and supervise implementation of agricultural activities, particularly the agronomic aspects, in addition to delivery of agricultural services in the field, including research and extension.
Specific Duties
Support the work of the ATASP-l in the area rim food crops, especially rice, sorghum, cassava and vegetables.
Support the Seed Bank program in the area of rice seed production and certification.
Work with the Agriculture Research Institutes under the Outreach Program to assemble or collate information on all seed varieties tested and approved previously in Nigeria and facilitate the testing of new seed varieties: multiplication, adaptation, testing and observation nurseries farmers' fields during the growing period.
Train Agriculture staff and newly hired staff as needed.
Participate in the development of manuals on agronomic practices of major food crops in Nigeria.
Guide and supervise activities of private sector/NGO service providers in time field.
In collaboration with Research Institutes, guide amid supervise the introduction of new food crop varieties and planting materials from the Africa Rice Centre and the international Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and other regional research centers for adaptation to the local environment.
Propose agronomic and environmental implementation guidelines for various agriculture activities.
Participate in environmental impact assessment of project activities is collaboration with she Ministry of Environment and other relevant stakeholders.
Participate in technical discussions and activities pertaining to the design of agriculture activities and programs and in the implementation of programs and projects in the held.
Assist in carrying out other tasks as assigned by the Zonal Program Coordinator and or National Outreach Specialist at the NPCT.
Qualification and Experience
At least a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. A Master's degree in Agronomy will he added advantage.
At least 8 years work experience in rural-based agricultural development activities.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, co-ordinate, monitor, and report on his/Her own work plan.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
Self motivated, Team player, able to work with minimum supervision.
Willingness to work in rural settings.
Excellent interpersonal and communication outreach skills.
Computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Word and Excel.
Familiarity with results-based management.
Working knowledge of the operational modalities of national and international NGO's is desirable.
Location and Reporting
Officers of the ATASP-1 will be located at the Zonal Program Headquarters, reporting to their respective Zonal Program Coordinators.

Terms of Appointment
Maximum of five years, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicator for assessing every officer.

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2015.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of his/her application. All application should be addressed to the following addresses, depending on the State and Stable Crop Processing Zone of Interest:

Adani-Omor Stable Crop Processing Zone
Enugu State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture,
No 1, Garden Avenue,
Enugu State.

Anambra State:
The Hon. Commissioner,
Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
ADP Compound, Kwata Junction,
Km 41 Enugu, Onitsha Express Road,
Awka,
Anambra State.

Bida-Badeggi Staple Crop Processing Zone
Niger State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Abdulkarim Lafene Secretariat,
Minna,
Niger State.

Kano-Jigawa Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kano State:
Kano State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
No 1, Bida Road,
Off Post Office Road,
By Civic Centre Road,
Kano State.

Jigawa State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Jigawa State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Block B, New State Secretariat Complex,
Dutse,
Jigawa State.

Kebbi-Sokoto Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kebbi State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture,
Gwadan Gwaji State Secretariat Complex,
Birnin Kebbi,
Kebbi State.

Sokoto State:
The IFAD-CBARDP Coordinator,
ADP Premisis,
Abdullahi Fodio Road,
Sokoto State.

All application must be addressed and delivered to the above address. Applicants should ensure that the position applied for as well as State and the Zones are clearly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope

Agric:
Job Title: Zonal Civil Engineer

Location: Nigeria
Slots: 4

Main Responsibilities
Reporting to the Zonal Program Coordinator, the Zonal Civil Engineer will be responsible for all social infrastructure (e.g health centres. schools, market stalls end engineering activities relating to the Program.
Specific Duties
The Zonal Civil Engineer would be responsible for activities relating to rehabilitation-development of feeder roads, and social infrastructure under the Program. He/she will report to the Zonal Program Coordinator and work in collaboration with die Zonal Gender and Social Development Officer, Zonal Irrigation and Rural Infrastructure Engineer as well as other external implementation partners. The specific responsibilities of the Zonal Civil Engineer will include, but not limited to, the following:
Be responsible for the implementation of feeder roads, and social infrastructure such as schools and health centres.
Follow-up on procurement of goods and services for all social infrastructure projects. In liaison with the Procurement officer, prepare and/or assist implementing agencies in the preparation of TOR, bidding document, request for proposals and bid evaluation reports for procurement of civil works, and technical assistance services under the infrastructure rehabilitation and development component in accordance with standards and requirements of AfDB;
Undertake inspection of works to verify quality, quantity and timeliness of work done and prepare and/or verify payment certificates for service providers engaged on social infrastructure related activities.
Identify the various social infrastructure activities for which short- term expertise is required and prepare detailed TOR for the required specialist input.
Ensure that the maintenance program of social arid related infrastructure is properly designed and put in place appropriate mechanisms for its execution during arid after the project, in accordance with the stipulation f the appraisal report.
Collaborate with the Irrigation and Infrastructure Engineer to work in liaison with the Ministry of Environment to ensure that environmental mitigation measures are implemented as part of infrastructure rehabilitation and development, as well as conducting regular environmental monitoring activities
Contribute relevant content to Project Progress Reports. Liaise with the relevant Zonal and Local Government Officers, the Zonal irrigation and Infrastructure Engineer as well as the Program Monitoring Officer to prepare quarterly, hi-annual and annual progress reports, as well as mid-term review report for infrastructure development and management.
Participate actively in AfDB supervision missions by collecting amid providing relevant social infrastructure implementation progress data mind information required by the missions.
Assist with preparing training modules and course requirements for the Communities, Zonal and Local government staff in liaison with training service providers and provide technical suppers to the trainers.
Liaise with program stakeholders and other relevant projects/programs, state agencies, NGO’s, private sector, and other parties in order to facilitate program implementation.
Qualifications and Experience
At least a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering.
At least 8 years proven work experience in supervising civil works, including social infrastructure delivery in rural settings.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor his or her own work plan and to collaborate with colleagues across operating units.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
Results focused and self motivated professional with proven ability to work under minimum guidance.
Computer literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, in addition to relevant AUTOCAD engineering designs software.
Demonstrated skills in handling the design, supervision and construction of social infrastructure (e.g schools, health centres, market stalls etc).
Exhibition of these skills under a donor-assisted project setting will be an Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication and presentation skills.
Terms of Appointment
Maximum of five years, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicator for assessing every officer.

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2015.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of his/her application. All application should be addressed to the following addresses, depending on the State and Stable Crop Processing Zone of Interest:

Adani-Omor Stable Crop Processing Zone
Enugu State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture,
No 1, Garden Avenue,
Enugu State.

Anambra State:
The Hon. Commissioner,
Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
ADP Compound, Kwata Junction,
Km 41 Enugu, Onitsha Express Road,
Awka,
Anambra State.

Bida-Badeggi Staple Crop Processing Zone
Niger State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Abdulkarim Lafene Secretariat,
Minna,
Niger State.

Kano-Jigawa Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kano State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kano State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
No 1, Bida Road,
Off Post Office Road,
By Civic Centre Road,
Kano State.

Jigawa State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Jigawa State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Block B, New State Secretariat Complex,
Dutse,
Jigawa State.

Kebbi-Sokoto Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kebbi State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture,
Gwadan Gwaji State Secretariat Complex,
Birnin Kebbi,
Kebbi State.

Sokoto State:
The IFAD-CBARDP Coordinator,
ADP Premisis,
Abdullahi Fodio Road,
Sokoto State.

All application must be addressed and delivered to the above address. Applicants should ensure that the position applied for as well as State and the Zones are clearly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope

Agric:
Job Title: Zonal Gender and Social Development Officer

Location: Nigeria
Slot: 4

Main Responsibilities
Reporting to the Zonal Program Coordinator, the Zonal Gender and Social Development Officer will ensure effective gender mainstreaming in all project activities, including the mobilization of project beneficiaries in the zone to understand the philosophy and program implementation arrangements so as to ensure their full participation.
Specific Duties
Specific responsibilities of the Zonal Gender and Social Development Officer will include, but are not limited to, the following:
In collaboration with the M&E officer and other zonal staff, ensure effective gender mainstreaming in all project activities, including its alignment with the program's M&E system
Ensure that all training and capacity building activities take cognizance of gender needs and include such approaches that would facilitate the effective participation of women
a Undertake field visits in order to contribute gender aggregated data to quarterly and annual monitoring reports.
Provide technical support to the formation and strengthening of Commodity groups to achieve program objectives
Carry Out any tasks as may be assigned by the Zonal Program coordinator and/or the Gender and Social Development Specialist on the NPCT.
Qualifications and Experience
At least a Bachelor's degree in Rural Development, Sociology, Extension and/or related disciplines with demonstrated practical experience as Gender expert in a donor-funded agricultural project/program.
A Masters degree of cognate post graduate qualification in gender studies will be added advantage.
Minimum of 8 years experience as a Gender officer in a multilateral donor funded project or program.
A good knowledge of agricultural value chains is an added advantage
He/she must exhibit experience in conducting gender analysis, gender assessments, gender research and facilitation of gender training.
Demonstrated ability to plan and co-ordinate. and monitor his/her own work plan, including meeting deadlines.
Self-motivated with ability to work under minimum supervision.
High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suit is essential.
Excellent team player with interpersonal, advocacy and social mobilization skills,
Proficiency in English language with excellent writing and communication skills.
Location and Reporting
Officers of the ATASP-1 will be located at the Zonal Program Headquarters, reporting to their respective Zonal Program Coordinators.

Terms of Appointment
Maximum of five years, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicator for assessing every officer.

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2015.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of his/her application. All application should be addressed to the following addresses, depending on the State and Stable Crop Processing Zone of Interest:

Adani-Omor Stable Crop Processing Zone
Enugu State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture,
No 1, Garden Avenue,
Enugu State.

Anambra State:
The Hon. Commissioner,
Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
ADP Compound, Kwata Junction,
Km 41 Enugu, Onitsha Express Road,
Awka,
Anambra State.

Bida-Badeggi Staple Crop Processing Zone
Niger State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Abdulkarim Lafene Secretariat,
Minna,
Niger State.

Kano-Jigawa Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kano State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kano State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
No 1, Bida Road, Off Post Office road, by Civic centre road,
Kano State.

Jigawa State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Jigawa State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Block B, New State Secretariat Complex,
Dutse,
Jigawa State.

Kebbi-Sokoto Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kebbi State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture,
Gwadan Gwaji State Secretariat Complex,
Birnin Kebbi,
Kebbi State.

Sokoto State:
The IFAD-CBARDP Coordinator,
ADP Premisis,
Abdullahi Fodio Road,
Sokoto State.

All application must be addressed and delivered to the above address. Applicants should ensure that the position applied for as well as State and the Zones are clearly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope

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