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Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Job Vacancy State Programme Management Unit/SPC in Nigeria


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The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, government of Nigeria has secured credit from the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for the implementation of Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP). The VCDP will focus on addressing constraints along the cassava and rice value chains in targeted LGAs in Ebonyi State. The Progamme comprises of three complementary and mutually reinforcing components via Agricultural Market Development, Small holder Productivity Enhancement, and Programme Coordination and Management.

The specific development objective of the Programme is that the incomes and food security of poor rural households engaged in production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the targeted LGAs are enhanced on a sustainable basis in the participating states.

As part of the preparatory activities towards the commencement of programme in the State, the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources is constituting the State Programme Management Unit (SPMU) at the State Programme Headquarters.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources is recruiting for the position of State Programme Management Unit/State Programme Coordinator (SPC) in Ebonyi, Nigeria.

Main Responsibilities

  • The State,Programme Coordinator (SPC) is responsible for the coordinator (SPC) is responsible for the coordination of Project activities in the state, as well as managing the SPMU Office.
  • Head the Secretariat of the State Steering Committee (SSC) to Oversee the Implementation of the Programme within the Sta
  • Supervise the Staff of SPMU Office.
  • Liaise with other relevant programmes, technical departments and the participating Local Government councils to ensure synergy for effective implementation of field activities.
  • Oversee contracting of support staff consultants, and service providers.
  • Prepare the state annual work plan and budget based on the consolidated commodity cluster action plan and submit to PMU and IFAD for approval.
  • Facilitate regular meetings of Farmer Organizations in the area of production, processing and marketing.
  • Coordinate regular monitoring visits and technical support by SPMU experts to Farmer Organizations.
  • Ensure regular meetings of the Local Government Value Chain Advisory Committee (LGVCAC).
  • Ensure timely reporting and quality of reports to SSC and PMU.

Qualification and Experience

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

Application Closing Date
6th May 2014

How to Apply
Each applicant should send his or her application together with their Curriculum Vitae (CV) electronically to: ebonyiminofagric@yahoo.com in addition to the submission of 10 (ten) hard copies of the application, CV and photocopies of educational qualifications in sealed envelop indicating the position applied for at the top left hand corner of the envelop to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources State Secretariat,
Opposite Unity Square,
Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Note: All late submission will be rejected

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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