Job Vacancies at Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kano State

The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kano State wishes to announce that a new Project named Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS) in collaboration with the State, Federal and World Bank has been approved for implementation in six selected States (Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Enugu, Lagos and Cross Rivers).

Applications are invited from all suitably qualified candidates within and outside the State Civil Service for the position below:



Job Title: Environmental Officer

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • 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 performance indicators and targets
  • Experience 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.


Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location
: Kano

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.



Job Title: Communication Officer

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • 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 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 organization
  • 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.


Job Title: Administration Officer

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • B.Sc degree 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 organization skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Job Title: Commercialization & Business Development Officer

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • 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 NAFDAF, 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.


Job Title: Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • 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 developmental projects (with livelihood component)
  • Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • Demonstrate 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 proposals
  • 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.



Job Title: Agro-processing Specialist

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required 
  • 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 up partnership with technology innovation centers, agro-allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions.



Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.
  • PhD's degree 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.
  • Demonstrate ability in report writing and presentation.




Job Title: Rural Infrastructure Engineer (Civil and Electrical)

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • 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




Job Title: State Project Coordinator

Location
: Kano

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 local language is a major advantage.

Job Title: Facilitator

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • B.Sc degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop or Animal Science including Fisheries
  • Minimum of five (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.



The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kano State wishes to announce that a new Project named Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS) in collaboration with the State, Federal and World Bank has been approved for implementation in six selected States (Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Enugu, Lagos and Cross Rivers).

Applications are invited from all suitably qualified candidates within and outside the State Civil Service for the position below:

Job Title: MIS/ICT Officer

Location
: Kano

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • 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 as Virtual Basic, SQL is essential including familiarity with Big data
  • Higher qualification will be an advantage.

Deadline: 29th January, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications together with all relevant Documents and their GSM number for contact to:
The Managing Director,
Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA),
Km 9, Hadeja Road,
Kano State.

Note
: The successful candidates will be shortlisted and notified for the date of the interview soonest.

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