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The Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in collaboration with Enugu State Focal Office, World Bank/Development Partner Projects, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for implementation of the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) - World Bank Assisted Project, in the capacity below:

OFFICER 
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will supervise the implementation of environmental instruments and mitigations measures articulated in the general and site-specific safeguard instruments such as ESMP, IPMP.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or other related disciplines
Manage and conduct environmental safeguard due diligence of new investment proposals
Identify all key potential environmental impacts and risks of a project and ensure that their appropriate mitigation measures are in place
Ensuring regular site inspections and environmental sampling and analysis is carried out
Preparation of environmental reports and tracking project performance against environmental key performances indicators and targets.
At least 3 years of relevant experience in working with public or private sector firms across industry sectors (including infrastructure, civil works, agribusiness, and/or processing) to identify environmental risk and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of SPC, the administrative officer will be responsible for the majority of administrative duties in the project including managing employee records, organize files, answer calls.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

B.Sc. in Business Administration, Sociology or other related disciplines
Proven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Administrator or similar role
Solid knowledge of office procedures
Experience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically)
Strong organizational skills, with a problem-solving attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 
MIS/ICT OFFICER

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will work very closely with the M&E officer and other relevant spe...ts on the project.
The officers are mainly responsible for the smooth running of computer systems and ensuring users get maximum benefits from them.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics, GIS, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related disciplines
Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in MIS and ICT
Microsoft certifications is a requirement
Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications
Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks
Troubleshoot system and network problems, diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults
Replace parts as required
Support the roll-out of new applications
Set up new users' accounts and profiles and deal with password issues
Test and evaluate new technology
Conduct electrical safety checks on computer equipment
Knowledge and application of computer applications such Virtual Basic, SQL is essential including familiarity with Big data.
Higher qualification will be an advantage

MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the incumbent will be responsible for generation of project specific information on progress, processes and performance.
Analyses and aggregation of data generated at various levels to track progress, process quality and project sustainability.
S/He will also document and disseminate feedback and key lessons learnt to relevant users and stakeholders.

Specific Duties of the Position will Include:
Implement monitoring and evaluation of results and impact of the project.
Track performance indicators and develop operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data feeding into the result framework.
Develop Management Information System (MIS) for the project.
Conduct impact evaluation and beneficiary assessments.
Produce and disseminate periodic progress reports.
Undertake relevant surveys as may be required.
Assist the State Project Coordinator in the preparation of Workplan and Budget.
Initiate Project M&E workshops and training for Project Officers.
Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.
Ph.D is an added advantage.
At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of developmental projects.
Excellent knowledge of statistics and research methodology, including skills in sampling techniques and use of computer software for statistical and other relevant applications;
Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability in report writing and presentation.

COMMERCIALIZATION & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will develop and implement a work programme that improves the competitiveness and well-functioning of the value chain thereby making beneficiaries of the project to meet market requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or Business Administration with bias to Agriculture.
Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience.
Fluency in English and local language widely spoken in the Project Area will be a major advantage.
Knowledge and application of computer is essential.
Market facilitation (market and price information), registration and approval of product with NAFDAC, Nigeria Export Promotion council (NEPC) and Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON),
capacity building on product quality and standards, packaging, market linkages , and linkages to financial institutions.
Higher qualification will be an advantage.
Experience in Business/Marketing concept of specific state value chain is essential.

PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT SPE...T
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of State project coordinator, the incumbent will coordinate and identify productivity enhanced inputs, equipment and machines for all production nodes of value chains supported under this project.
The incumbent will disseminate and follow-up on adoption of the improved inputs, equipment and machine.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Master's Degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Mechanization, and other related disciplines.
Experience working with agro-input or advisory services companies, research institute or CG center
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in technology dissemination projects
Ability to build partnership with research centres, extension organizations and technology innovation centres and agro-allied commercial technology businesses.
Clear understanding of cropping calendar, weather information and climate smart agricultural practices
Excellent understanding of value chain analysis, development and Good Agricultural Practices.

RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER (CIVIL AND ELECTRICAL)

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of SPC, the Engineers will supervise the implementation and coordination of civil and electrical work infrastructure activities under the project component.
The incumbent will further work with the project team to ensure proper design and location of the infrastructure within the States.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and Electrical.
Professional qualification: COREN, MNSE, etc.
Minimum of seven (7) years field experience in construction and power/energy supply for Civil and Electrical Engineers respectively.
Higher qualification will be an advantage.
Strong knowledge of computer applications including engineering design software, etc.
Fluency in local language is a major advantage
Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders

COMMUNICATION OFFICER

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of SPC, the spe...t will develop and implement communication strategy, and programmes, and other IEC materials for the project

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degrees in Development Communications, Mass Communication, MBA, Agricultural extension, and related discipline
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in development communication
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to prepare multimedia content e.g. features, articles, press releases, blog etc
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with media organizations
Well-developed understanding of social media and digital communications.
Communications experience in a private or public-sector environment highly regarded.
Experience with Content Management Systems
Manage and maintain the website in collaboration with ICT/MIS officer
Responding to media queries

WOMEN AND YOUTH/LIVELIHOOD SPE...T
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of SPC, the spe...t will coordinate women and youth livelihood support activities under the project.
The incumbent will further work with the project team to ensure gender mainstreaming in the project.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, MBA, Economics, Sociology, Gender and Development Studies, and other related disciplines
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development projects (with livelihood components)
Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagement
Demonstrated ability to mobilise group for action e.g. group formation, credit administration or social action
Excellent facilitation skills and experience in preparing and reviewing business plans or proposal
Good knowledge of social development/safeguard issues such as gender and youth policies & issues
Strong knowledge of computer applications including Geo-enabling or Geographical Information System skill is an added advantage
Experience in coordinating stakeholder feedback or inquiries

AGRO-PROCESSING SPE...T
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent under guidance of SPC will coordinate and identify improved agro-processing technologies which are apt for all processing activities of all the crops, livestock and fisheries supported under this project.
The incumbent will further work on dissemination and follow-up on identified agro-processing technologies.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
First degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization, Agronomy, Food Technology, Agricultural Economics, and other related disciplines.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in agribusiness, agro processing and supply chain management
Previous experience in value chain development including vertical and horizontal coordination of farmers group and backward integration
Ability to build partnership with technology innovation centres, agro-allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions.

PROCUREMENT OFFICER
 
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the incumbent will coordinate the procurement of all goods, works and services financed under the project.
Specific duties of the position will include:

Preparation of procurement plans for implementation of the project.
Prepare Bidding documents.
Responsible for day-to-day procurement activities as contained in the PIM.
Update and implement the procurement manual.
Initiate procurement and training workshops.
Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
A first degree or HND in Engineering, Purchasing and Supply, Business Administration or other relevant qualification. Possession of higher
degree will be an added advantage.
At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in procurement for developmental projects.

Competence:
Demonstrated competence in procurement under externally assisted projects with specific experience in IDA/Donor funded agency.
Ability to communicate and write effectively and Computer literacy.

STATE PROJECT COORDINATOR
 
OVERALL FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

The State Project Coordinator (SPC) is responsible for the coordination of Project activities in the State, as well as managing the Agro-Processing,
Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Office.

SPECIFIC DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Heads the secretariat of the State Steering Committee (SSC).
Overall implementation of Project within the State.
Supervise staff of state office.
Liaise with other relevant programmes and technical departments in the State.
Oversees contracting of support staff and consultants, particularly Agro-Processing Service Providers.
Ensure timely reporting and quality of reports to SSC

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
M.Sc degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics or other relevant discipline.
Minimum of 8 years post-qualification experience, including at least 3 years in a management position.
Proven track record in the field of agriculture or rural development.
Good writing skills and computer literacy will be an advantage.
Fluency in the local language is a major advantage.

FACILITATOR - 3 POSITIONS
 
SPE...ATION

The project in each state will hire 3 facilitators with different responsibilities as follows: (one per value chain, 3nos.)

Deliverables:
The facilitators will be expected to produce Value Chain Investment Planworking with beneficiaries and relevant officers and submit a monthlyreport of activities to the state project office.
The officers will also work with the M & E officers at state level to monitor the project indicators and the achievement of the project development objectives.

DUTIES OF FACILITATORS
Ensure proper registration of the project beneficiaries in line with the project provisions and production of the development, business/investment plan for the Association;
Provide technical advice to the project beneficiaries in their area of competence and serve as liaison officers between APPEALS and the project beneficiaries;
Identify teaching instruments and develop essential curricula to train the APPEALS beneficiaries through a PRA process;
Identify sources of improved technology for project beneficiaries' operation, in collaboration with the various research and knowledge institutions;
Provide linkage with service providers to assist project beneficiaries in productivity enhancement, business planning, financial and business management;
Supply market information and provide linkage to market and credit sources for the farmers

Duration of Assignment
The work of a facilitator will be throughout the duration of the project, but the contract is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance.

QUALIFICATIONS
B.Sc. in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop or Animal Science including Fisheries.
Minimum of seven (5) years post-qualification field experience.
Fluency in English and local language widely spoken in the project area.
Experience in specific value chains selected by the state is a major advantage.
Knowledge and application of computer will be an advantage.
Higher qualification will be an advantage.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their Applications and addressed to:
Office of the Commissioner,
Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
State Secretariat,
Enugu State.
Or
Enugu State Focal Office,

DUE DATE: 20 February, 2018

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