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Latest Recruitment at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – Primarily funded by the Federal Government, the Ministry currently superintends almost fifty parastatals operating as either key departments or agencies across the country. View our Agencies (13), Agricultural Research Institutes (17) and Federal Colleges of Agricultural Education (16)

The Ministry has 2 major departments namely Technical and Service Departments Technical Departments: Agriculture (Trees and Crops), Fisheries, Livestock, Land Resources, Fertilizer, Food Reserve & Storage, and Rural Development. Service Departments: Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, PPAS (Plan, Policy, Analysis & Statistics) and Co-operatives

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Recruitment at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The Procurement Support Offcer will support the Procurement Coordinator in the day to day administration and management of project procurement activities and carry out other duties as may be assigned in accordance with relevant National and IFAD Procurement Guidelines

Specific Duties

  • Ensure that assigned procurement duties are carried out such that transparency. Integrity, economy.opernes, faimess, competition, and accountability remain the cardinal target.
  • Assist in the preparation as well as update and review of the yearly procurement plan.
  • Assist in maintaining and regularly updating the contract registerand NOTUS
  • Assist in preparation and periodicaly update the database of vendors, suppliers, and consultants
  • Assist in the preparation of bidding documents tender notices, and invitations forbids
  • Assist in the receiving, opening and evaluation of bids.
  • Assist in Contracts Administration to ensure compliance with the contracts conditions, payment terms, Deliverables etc.
  • Assist in Maintaining of all the records relating to procurement
  • Assist in the preparation of procurement implementation reports in accordance with the reporting requirements of IFAD and the Government and consolidated reports for the entire project.
  • Support in providing guidance and supervision to the beneficiaries and service providers
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Procurement Coordinator.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance Management, or equivalent qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant post qualification experience in Procurement related function.
  • Experience working in IFAD er donar project in similar capacity will be added advantage
  • Strong background and experience in successfully carrying out procurementusing similar procedures, methods, specifications, etc
  • Knowledge (at least 1 year of internationaly accepted best practice systems, the Nigerian Procurement Laws and Guidelines. Conversant with the Niger Dolta region working environment
  • Good writing skills and good computer skils.
  • Demonstrate team spirit, good interpersonal and conflictmanagement skills
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Interpersonal and time management skills.

Reporting and location:

  • The position will be in the NPCO located in Port Harcourt.
  • The Procurement Support Officer will report directly to the Procurement Coordinator.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Support Officer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Support Officer will support the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (MEC) in all planning of Monitoring and Evaluation (MBE) activities related to project implementation.
  • He/She wil give support in the overseeing of all the design and Operationalization of robust systems for PME and ensure is full linkage with other information and knowledge systems, to enable the project to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances.
  • The MESO will reach out to all staff on M&E issues emaating from all components and aggregate for the MEC to validate and approve.
  • The officer will work closely with the Coordinator to ensure the state M&E staff get all relevant information as is emanating from the National Office of the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project

Specific Duties

  • Work closely with the MEC in developing activities for the annual work plan and budget (AWPB)
  • Support the project M&E system with continuous reference to the Project’s Logical Framework taking into account government monitoring frameworks and IFAD ORMS methodology
  • Support baseline and other surveys and assessments of beneficiaries at the beginning of the project to be undertaken by consultants
  • Support the process of developing the M&E Plan, including the projects monitoring formats
  • Assist in the population of all project indicators at all levels outputs, outcomes and impact indicators and monitor implementation processes and performance and assess outputs and outcomes in line with government and IFAD ORMS guidelines
  • Assist in fostering while keeping record of a participatory planning and M&E trainings including stakeholder
  • Prepare essential templates for data capture to be included in quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Support the Integration of the M&E system into the overall project coordination and organization function and into an MIS
  • Assist in ensuring proper data capture of intended impact as well as successes and failures, prepare reports and guide other staff in preparing their progress reports
  • Support the Design and implementation of the 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
  • Ensure data collection tools are available at the state levels
  • Assist in administering the project database and ensure it is constantly updated
  • Support the Organization annual review and planning workshops and preparation of AWPS
  • Assist in all preparations leading to joint supervision missions and analyzing reports
  • Support the development of Terms of references to the monitoring and evaluation department
  • Consolidate the AWP and state progress reports and contribute to the drafting of periodic project progress reports of the NPCO
  • Work with other project staff to ensure all relevant data are captured by the MIS and the system is regularly updated
  • Support the monitoring of financial and physical progress as well as reporting back to stakeholders to create a better learning environment; undertake project and thematic evaluations
  • Conduct any other duties in relation with the position as may be assigned by the MEC.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • University Degree or Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science 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 in quantitative and qualitative analysis and data management
  • Experience in analyzing complex programmes or policies
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience working in designing and implementing ME Results-based management and/or project management in areas such as agriculture, natural resources, rural finance, and policy matters.
  • Experience working in IFAD or similar donor funded projects will be added advantage
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Conversant with the Niger Delta region working environment.
  • Have a thorough understanding of analytical tools
  • Have a solid understanding of the 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
  • Working experience in the Niger Delta region will be an advantage.

Reporting and Location:

  • The position will be in the NPCO located in Port Harcourt. He/She will report directly to the MEC.
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Rural Infrastructure Support Officer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The Rural Infrastructure Support Officer will support the Rural Infrastructure Coordinator in providing technical guidance and backstopping of the State Rural Infrastructure officers, the local government engineers and relate with relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of market infrastructure development.

Specific Duties

  • Assist the RIC in ensuring that the preparatory activities and implementation of the infrastructure interventions are in accordance with project’s dictates, progressing according to work schedule
  • Contribute to the development of detailed action plan to implement the various market infrastructure activities proposed
  • Participate in the preparation and vetting of engineering designs and estimates for market infrastructures
  • Assist the RIC in providing assistance and practical advice to participating states and LGAs in the design of works and procurement of contractors and supervision and monitoring of works
  • Participate in developing eligibility criteria for the selection of cost efficient technically achievable and sustainable market infrastructure at the state level
  • Participate in the preparation of consolidated quarterly reports
  • Support the development of an appropriate market infrastructure implementation manual
  • Support the Development of operation and maintenance structure system for market infrastructure with relevant partners
  • Any other duties activities as directed by the RIC that will impact positively on the overall project delivery.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • University Degree or Higher National Diploma Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • A minimum of five years field experience working with rural communities in planning, budgeting, constructing, maintaining and monitoring rural market infrastructure
  • Ability to communicate with and present dear and concise instruction and guidelines to Village representatives with basic education level
  • Good knowledge of AUTO CAD drafting
  • Experience with IFAD or international donor projects.
  • Conversant with the Niger Della region working environment
  • A COREN registration is an added advantage.

Reporting and Location:

  • The position will be in the NPCO located in Port Harcourt.
  • The officer will report directly to the Rural Infrastructure Coordinator.

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Interested and qualified candidate for “Recruitment at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development” should send their Applications with detailed CV to: info@life-nd.org.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the email. (Tip: Learn how to write a Professional CV)

Deadline: February 28, 2022

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