Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment 2018

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) recruitment, 23rd November, 2018

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development [FMARD] is responsible for developing the agriculture sector of the Nigerian economy, with a view to growing the sector, driving income growth, accelerate food and nutrition security, generating employment and transforming Nigeria into a leading global food market, through the commodity value chain concept of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the positions below:

Job Title: Zonal Procurement Officer, Bida-Badeggi Zone
Location:
 Abuja
Programme Summary/Description

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management. The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.
  • The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the Zonal Procurement Officer at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field, with proven track record and/or specialized training in procurement. Postgraduate or professional qualification in Procurement is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a procurement specialist for multilateral donor funded project or programme, with significant civil or building works content. Experience with procurement of large works contracts will also be considered. Familiarity with AFDB procurement procedures is an added advantage.
  • Cognate experience in the use of AFDB or World Bank procurement procedures is highly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor his/her own work plan, including meeting deadlines.
  • Self-motivated professional with high level of integrity and ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Cognate experience in purchasing and supply is highly desired.
  • Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) is essential
  • Excellent team player with interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English language with excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of large works/FIDIC conditions of contract is an advantage.

Term of Appointment

  • Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance.
  • The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.

 

 

 

Job Title: National Programme Coordinator
Location:
 Abuja
Programme Summary/Description

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management. The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.
  • The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the National Programme Coordinator at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Rural Development, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or a related field. A postgraduate qualification or proven specialized training in project management is desired.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in the coordination of AfDB and/or similar Multilateral Development Bank funded projects / programmes, with proven leadership, team building and effective communication qualities. Experience with community-based and/or small holder-oriented development initiatives desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate,and monitor his/her own workplan and those of subordinate staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to make appropriate links in work processes and anticipate next steps.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, including negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point applications.
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Government and private sector institutional and organizational structures and operations in general. Experience In Nigeria is required.

Term of Appointment

  • Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance.
  • The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.
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Job Title: National Irrigation/Rural Infrastructure Engineer
Location
: Abuja
Programme Summary/Description

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management. The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.
  • The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the National Irrigation/Rural Infrastructure Engineer at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field, combined with a Master’s Degree in Irrigation, Water and/or Hydraulic Engineering.
  • At least 7 years proven work experience in rural infrastructure development.
  • Experience in design and construction civil works for irrigation infrastructure, particularly for rice production (upland and swamp) and potable water supply facilities.
  • Knowledge of renewable/alternative energy systems such as solar is desirable
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of large works/FIDIC conditions of contract is an advantage.
  • 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; and AUTOCAD in addition to other water/hydraulic engineering design software.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in English language with excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Term of Appointment

  • Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.

 

Job Title: National Project Accountant
Location: 
Abuja
Programme Summary/Descriptions

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I).
  • The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management.
  • The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.
  • The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the National Project Accountant at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent as well as a professional certificate in Accounting (eg. CPA, CA, ACCA, ACMA, ICAN, CNA etc.)
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience, preferably in a donor assisted project/programme. A working knowledge of AfDB financial regulations will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with public sector financial management systems in government and multilateral operations.
  • Comprehensive computer skills with practical knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word & Excel) and Accounting Software.
  • Knowledge of procurement and contract management procedure of AfDB or other Donor organizations would be considered a merit.
  • He/She must be a team player and open to learning.

Term of Appointment

  • Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.

 

Job Title: National Procurement Officer
Location: 
Abuja
Programme Summary/Descriptions

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I).
  • The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management. The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.
  • The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the National Procurement Officer at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field with proven track record and/or specialized training in procurement. Postgraduate or professional qualification in Procurement is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience as a procurement specialist for multilateral donor funded projects or programmes with significant civil or building works content. Experience with procurement of large works contracts will also be considered.
  • Cognate experience in the use of AfDB or World Bank procurement procedures is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor his/her own work plan, including meeting deadlines
  • Cognate experience in purchasing and supply is highly desired
  • Experience in reviewing procurement documents and decisions and mentoring of junior procurement officers will be an added advantage .
  • Self-motivated professional with high level of integrity and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) is essential.
  • Excellent team player with interpersonal skills, Proficiency in English language with excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of large works/FIDIC conditions of contract is an advantage.
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Term of Appointment

  • Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.

 

Job Title: Zonal Procurement Officer, Adani-Omor Zone
Location: 
Abuja
Programme Summary/Description

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management. The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.
  • The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the Zonal Procurement Officer at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field, with proven track record and/or specialized training in procurement. Postgraduate or professional qualification in Procurement is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a procurement specialist for multilateral donor funded project or programme, with significant civil or building works content. Experience with procurement of large works contracts will also be considered. Familiarity with AfDB procurement procedures is an added advantage.
  • Cognate experience in the use of AFDB or World Bank procurement procedures is highly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor his/her own work plan, including meeting deadlines.
  • Cognate experience in purchasing and supply is highly desired.
  • Self-motivated professional with high level of integrity and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) is essential. Excellent team player with interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in English language with excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of large works/ FIDIC conditions of contract is an advantage.

Term of Appointment

  • Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance.
  • The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of his/her Application in one envelope. Each copy of the application should include a CV and an Application Letter/Cover Letter as to why they are best suited for the role being applied for.

All Applications should be addressed and delivered to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Attention: The Head, Project Coordinating Unit,
No.1 Capital Drive, FCDA Secretariat,
Area 11, Garki,
Abuja.


Note

  • Applicants should ensure that the position applied for is clearly written on the “Top Right-hand” side of the envelopes.
  • Applicants should also note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • The position is open to serving public officers as well as other interested candidates with the requisite qualifications

 

Application Deadline   30th November, 2018.

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