Communication Officer
Kogi State Government
Kogi
17d ago
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  • Kogi State Government , under the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Lokoja, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below :

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    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

    Head 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 NPC / SSC

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    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.

    Overall Function and Responsibilities of the Position

    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

    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, 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.

    Overall Function and Responsibilities of the Position

    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 projectTrack performance indicators and develop operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing.

    and reporting project data feeding into the result frameworkDevelop 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 Work plan 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

    Masters’ degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.

  • PhD’s degree is an added advantageAt least 5 years of post-qualification experience in Planning. Monitoring and Evaluation of developmental projectsExcellent 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

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

    allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions

    Function 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, eouioment and machine.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Mechanization, and other related disciplines.

    Experience working with agro-input or adviso& services companies, research institute or CG centerA minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in technology dissemination projectsAbility to build partnership with research centers, extension organizations and technology innovation centers 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

    Function 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 main streaming in the project.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    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

    Function and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of SPC, the specialist will develop and implement communication strategy, and programs, and other IEC materials for the project

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    Master’s degree 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 organizationWell-

    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

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Applications to the address below addressed to the "Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources" :

    The Officer of the Commissioner,

    Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources,

    Kogi State.

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