Productivity Enhancement Specialist
Kaduna State Government
Kaduna
38d ago
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The Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in conjunction with World Bank, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the implementation of the World Bank Agro-

Processing, Productivity Enhancement And Livelihood Support Improvement Project (APPEALS) in the capacity below :

Project Summary

The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

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 disciplinesManage and conduct environmental safeguard due diligence of new investment proposalsIdentify all key potential environmental impacts and risks of a project and ensure that their appropriate mitigation measures are in placeEnsuring regular site inspections and environmental sampling and analysis is carried outPreparation 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

Project Summary

The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

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

Sociology or other related disciplinesProven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Administrator or similar roleSolid knowledge of office proceduresExperience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically)Strong organizational skills, with a problem-

solving attitudeExcellent written and verbal communication skills.

Project Summary

The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

Functions and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will work very closely with the M&E officer and other relevant specialists 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

GIS, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related disciplinesMinimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in MIS and ICTMicrosoft certifications is a requirementInstall and configure computer hardware operating systems and applicationsMonitor and maintain computer systems and networksTroubleshoot system and network problems, diagnosing and solving hardware or software faultsReplace parts as requiredSupport the roll-

out of new applicationsSet up new users' accounts and profiles and deal with password issuesTest and evaluate new technologyConduct electrical safety checks on computer equipmentKnowledge and application of computer applications such Virtual Basic, SQL is essential including familiarity with Big data.

Higher qualification will be an advantage

Project Summary

The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

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

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.

    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

    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.

    Project Summary

    The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

    Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

    The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

    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 centerA minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in technology dissemination projectsAbility 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 practicesExcellent understanding of value chain analysis, development and Good Agricultural Practices.

    Project Summary

    The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

    Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

    The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

    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

    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 advantageAbility to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the specialist 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 disciplineA minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in development communicationExcellent writing and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated ability to prepare multimedia content , articles, press releases, blog etcDemonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with media organizationsWell-

    developed understanding of social media and digital communications.Communications experience in a private or public-sector environment highly regarded.

    Experience with Content Management SystemsManage and maintain the website in collaboration with ICT / MIS officerResponding to media queries

    Project Summary

    The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

    Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

    The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

    Functions and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the specialist 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 disciplinesA minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development projects (with livelihood components)Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagementDemonstrated ability to mobilise group for action , credit administration or social actionExcellent facilitation skills and experience in preparing and reviewing business plans or proposalGood knowledge of social development / safeguard issues such as gender and youth policies & issuesStrong knowledge of computer applications including Geo-

    enabling or Geographical Information System skill is an added advantageExperience in coordinating stakeholder feedback or inquiries

    Project Summary

    The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

    Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

    The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

    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 managementPrevious experience in value chain development including vertical and horizontal coordination of farmers group and backward integrationAbility to build partnership with technology innovation centres, agro-

    allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions.

    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 higherdegree 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.

    Project Summary

    The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

    Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

    The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

    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

    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.

    Project Summary

    The World Bank APPEALS Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity.

    Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women.

    The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.

    Specialisation

    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

    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.

    12PM; 7th February, 2018.

    Applicant s should send their Applications to :

    Office of the Commissioner,

    Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry,

    Kaduna State.

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