2014 FDRD Recruitment: Massive 2014 Federal Department of Rural Development Recruitment


We wish to inform you all that Federal Department of Rural Development is currently recruiting fresh graduates now for her 2014/2014 recruitment going on,The FMARD is constituting a National Programme Management Unit (NPMU) at the Programme
Headquarters in Abuja. Consequently, part of the proceeds of the VCDP credit will be applied to engage the services of the following officers at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

 Top Positions

National Programme Coordinator(NPC)
Financial Controller (FC)
Procurement Officer (PO)
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor
(KMC)
Market and Enterprise Development Advisor
Agricultural Production Advisor (APA)

1: Job Title: National Programme Coordinator (NPC)

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities

The National Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Agricultural Value Chain Programme.
She/he will also be responsible for managing the team of experts within the NPMU and ensuring their performance and that of the Service providers hired to implement programme activities.
A key element of the position will be to ensure that the programme achieve its development objectives.

Specific Duties:

Head the secretariat of the National Programme Steering Committee (NPSC).
Responsible for the coordination of implementation of the programme among the participating states.
Provide guidance to the Programme Staff at both the national and state levels.
Liaise with other relevant Programmes and Technical Departments in the Public sector and Private Sector Consolidate the State Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB)

and submit to NPSC and IFAD for approval.
Oversee the contracting of support staff and consultants, particularly Value Chain Service Providers.
Supervision and coordination of the State Programme Management Unit (SPMU).
Convene and host periodic meeting with the staff of SPMU.
Ensure timely delivery of quality reports (AWPB, semi-annual reports, financial statements, audit reports, RIMS data, etc) to FDRD and IFAD.
Coordinate supervision mission and ensure the implementation of recommendations (supervision and audits).
Organize impact evaluation, beneficiary assessment, Mid-Term Review and Final Evaluation of the project.

Reporting and Location:

The position will be in the NPMU office located in Abuja. The NPC will report directly to Director, FDRD, and indirectly to the National Programme Steering Committee (NPSC). As the secretary to the NPSC, the NPC will also report quarterly to the NPSC.

Terms of Appointment:

Two year contract, subject to renewal for a maximum of 6 years, based on performance.

Qualification and Experience

Masters or Higher Level University Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or other relevant discipline
Minimum of 15 years post-qualification experience, Including at least 10 years in agriculture-related management position of donor funded projects.
Proven record in the field of project preparation, coordination and supervision of agricultural projects, particularly agricultural Value Chain.
Good writing skills and computer literacy will be an advantage.

Job Title: Financial Controller (FC)

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities

Reporting to the National Programme Coordinator, the Programme Financial Controller (FC) will be responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the Programmer’s finances.

Specific Duties:

Ensure the Programme’s financial procedures, as detailed in the Programme Implementation and Financial Manuals, are strictly adhered to by all Programme Staff and implementing partners at the national and state levels.
Facilitate the timely disbursement of Programme funds to the various accounting units.
Compile Statement of Expenditures (SOEs) for the NPMU and other implementing partners for timely preparation of withdrawal applications.
Ensure adherence to International Financial Reporting System, as well as Government of Nigeria financial practices and circulars as issued from time to time.
Maintain sound accounting system that ensures installation of good and complete chart of accounts, and maintain all relevant
books of accounts that ensures complete recording and reporting of all financial arid non-financial transactions of the Programme at all levels.
Facilitate and ensure that external auditors are provided with all necessary documents and information during the audit as detailed in the Financing Agreement.
Prepare consolidated financial reports and statements and advising Programme Coordinator on the Programme.

2:Job Title: Procurement Officer (PO)

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities

The Procurement Officer will be responsible for the management of Programme procurement activities as part of Programme
Implementation arrangements, in accordance with relevant National and IFAD Procurement Guidelines, building capacities of other Programme Implementing Partners.

Specific Duties:

Undertake procurement activity as per the draft Procurement Plan which provides the estimated cost s and the basis for the
procurement methods for each procurement item under the programme.
Prepare technical specifications for procurement of goods, works and services.
Prepare bidding documents, tender notices, and invitations for bids.
Receive, open and evaluate bids, as well as finalize contracts.
Administer contracts to ensure compliance with the contract conditions, payment terms.
Maintain all the records relating to procurement.

Maintain a separate record relating to complaints and their redressal.
Update periodically the Procurement Plan in agreement with the Programme team to reflect the actual programme implementation needs and improvements in institutional capacity.
Ensure implementation of agreed procurement arrangements.
Prepare procurement implementation reports in accordance with reporting requirements of IFAD and the government for both
the NPMU and consolidated reports for the entire programme.
Providing guidance and supervision for the state, the beneficiaries and service providers.
Ensuring that the procurement capacity of state, beneficiaries and service providers is developed.

Terms of Appointment:

Two year contract, subject to renewal for a maximum of 6 years, based on performance.

Qualification and Experience

University Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification. Masters degree will bean added advantage
Minimum of 7 years of relevant post qualification experience in donor supported programmes.
Strong background and experience in successfully carrying out procurement using similar procedures, methods, specifications
etc.
Knowledge (at least 6 years) of internationally accepted ‘best practice’ systems, the Nigerian Procurement Laws and guidelines and experiences in working with donor funded projects.
Good writing skills and good computer skills required
Ability of team spirit, good interpersonal and conflict management skills
Integrity and confidentiality.
Interpersonal and time management skills.

3:Job Title: Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities

The Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) Specialist will have overall responsibility for coordinating and facilitating the planning, M&E activities related to the Programme Implementation.
The Specialist will ensure that robust systems for PME are established and fully linked to other information and knowledge systems, to enable the Programme to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances.
The Specialist will also assess needs and capacity for PME at national level and accordingly design and implement capacity building programmes.
The Specialist will work closely with relevant NPMU and SPMU staff to ensure a coherent and collaborative approach to
PME.

Specific Duties:

Develop the Programme M&E System on the basis of the programme’s Logical Frame work taking into account Government
monitoring frameworks;
Organize and supervise focused baseline surveys at the beginning of the programme be undertaken by a contracted institution;
Prepare an M&E Plan, Including the programme’s monitoring formats;
Establish indicators for outputs, outcomes and impact, monitor implementation processes and performance, and assess outputs and outcomes;
Foster participatory planning and M&E by training and involving stakeholder groups;
Oversee design of a field-based system for the programme monitoring that incorporates the logical framework approach;
Presume essential data to be included in quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports;
Monitor financial and physical progress as well as reporting back to stakeholders to create a better learning environment; undertake project and thematic evaluations;

Integrate the M&E system into the overall programme coordination and organization function and with other information and
knowledge systems;
Ensure capture of intended impact as well as successes and failures: prepare reports and guide staff in preparing their progress reports;
Organize and oversee annual review and planning workshops and preparation of annual workplans and budgets:
Inform and join supervision missions by screening and analyzing reports;
Support advocacy efforts through providing evidence of impact gathered through the M&E system. closely linked to knowledge management activities;
Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the National Programme Coordinator.

Terms of Appointment:

Two year contract, subject to renewal for a maximum of 6 years, based on performance.

Qualification and Experience

Masters or Higher Level University Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics Statistics or other relevant field.
Proficient in the use of databases and spreadsheets, in the use of statistical and other software packages for both quantitative and qualitative analysis and demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis and data management.
Experience in analyzing complex programmes or policies.
A minimum of 10 years experience working in M&E and/or project management in areas such as agriculture, marketing, rural finance – and policy matters.
Proven experience in designing and implementing successful M&E systems and developing MIS.
Solid understanding of use of modern information and communication technology (ICT) in development and excellent knowledge of computer-based communication stools, In particular web-based technology.
Experience in facilitation, in particular of learning processes.
Strong written and oral communication skills.

4:Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities

The Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) officer will have overall responsibility for coordinating, supporting and facilitating the KMC activities related to the Programme Implementation.
The Officer will work closely with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Officer in provide leadership, guidance and capacity building in KMC and PME.
The Officer will develop and implement the Programme Knowledge Management and Communication Strategy.

Specific Duties:

Develop and manage the implementation of the KMC strategy.
Prepare a KMC plan for actions at national, state and local levels.
Develop and manage relevant databases.
Develop relevant guidelines for enhancing institutional culture of learning and knowledge-sharing.
Play a leading rote in external relations, building relations with media personnel, liaison and public relations.
Guide staff on information collection, processing, and information dissemination methods.
Foster partnerships and linkages for broader knowledge-sharing and learning with other related initiative, aiming at synergy and alliance building.

Ensure that innovative experiences, naming and good practices are captured, synthesized, documented and shared continuously within the Programme, within the relevant stakeholders and, with the IFAD Country Programme Team (CPT) and with in-country partners, IFAD and other regional and international partners.

Put in place systems to facilitate the collection, analysis, documentation and sharing of lessons and good practice.
In close collaboration with the PME Officer ensure the effective management of the KMC Programme, including quality management, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation; ensure that information systems are integrated.

Provide technical backstopping and guidance to capacity building activities of the Programme;
Ensure that the relevant tools and processes are in pace for implementing staff to collect, process/analyse, store and share
information and knowledge, and ensure relevant staff have the capacity to use them.
Establish information technology requirements for effective implementation of the IKMC strategy.
Assess and establish appropriate communication channels to be used for different stakeholders.
Plan and coordinate alt communication and advocacy campaigns through mass media, newsletters, stakeholders meetings, and other communication channels as appropriate.

Develop and disseminate information and knowledge products as appropriate.
Facilitate programme’s annual review workshops, impact assessment studies, Mid Term Reviews and completion.
Assist in developing communication tools to enable monitoring and evaluation of project’s activities.
Monitor and evaluate performance of the programme’s IKMC strategy.

Terms of Appointment:

Two year contract, subject to renewal for a maximum of 6 years, based on performance.

Qualification and Experience

Higher-level University Degree in afield related to communication, Journalism, or a related discipline. Experience in Agricultural Communication will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in information, knowledge management, and/or development communication, preferably in
tire agriculture and rural development sector. Experience in extension services an advantage.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in ICT.
Proven ability in documentation and advocacy; demonstrated capacity to develop and oversee implementation of presentations, communication and reporting skills
Strong oral and Written communication skills.

5:Job Title:  Market and Enterprise Development Advisor

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities

The Market and Enterprise Development Advisor (MEDA) will work in close collaboration with SPMU Business and Market Development Officer (SBMDO), the SPMU Agricultural Processing and Quality Enhancement Officer and the National Authorities.
Overall, The NMEDA will lead the sub-component designed to increase value addition and improve access to markets by small and medium-scale producers and processors.

Specific Duties:

Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of VCD measures and activities in supporting policy and regulatory framework for promoting enabling environment for VCD.

Provide the leadership, technical guidance and supervision for the initiation and execution of support measures, activities and processes for quality control and standardization of processed products under the VCDP.
Lead and supervise the formulation and implementation of measures and interventions for increasing the access of VC operators to market information and improving market linkages between producers, processors and market operators.
Develop and supervise the execution of VCDP measures and interventions designed to strengthen the business management capacity of post-harvest VC operators (individuals and organizations) for improved business, organizational and
corporate performance and sustainability.
Give technical direction and management leadership in identifying actions and mechanisms for the implementation of the measures and activities in promoting the use of value addition technologies including post-harvest handling, processing, storage and packaging.
Deal and interact with national and state government agencies in consultative and collaborative activities.

Select service providers where necessary and formulation of TDRs and scope of work for the service providers.
Supervise, monitor and certify the work of service providers for the various activities and assignments.
Provide technical supervision of the Work of States’ Business and Market Development Officers and the State Agricultural Processing and Quality Enhancement Officers.

Provide technical guidance and coordination for the acquisition of agro-processing equipment and technologies under the VCDP Source and use information from various sources for the implementation and coordination of activities and measures for the promotion of value addition and improvement of market access by VC operators: and
Design capacity building and technical assistance measures and activities iv the areas of policy and regulatory support, value addition, market access, business management, quality control and standardization.

Terms of Appointment:

Two year contract, subject to renewal for a maximum of 6 years, based on performance.

Qualification and Experience

Master’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Agribusiness, or related fields.
Strong background in business and marketing blended with practical skills and at least 7 years work experience iv issues and
programmes relating to agricultural commodity marketing, agro processing and agro-industnial development and MSME promotion.
Good negotiation, inter-personal and relational skills.
Previous experience in working with government and private sector will be a great advantage.

6: Job Title: National Programme Coordinator (NPC)

Location: Abuja

Responsibilities
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The National Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Agricultural Value Chain Programme.
She/he will also be responsible for managing the team of experts within the NPMU and ensuring their performance and that of the Service providers hired to implement programme activities.
A key element of the position will be to ensure that the programme achieve its development objectives.

Specific Duties:

Head the secretariat of the National Programme Steering Committee (NPSC).
Responsible for the coordination of implementation of the programme among the participating states.
Provide guidance to the Programme Staff at both the national and state levels.

Liaise with other relevant Programmes and Technical Departments in the Public sector and Private Sector Consolidate the State Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB) and submit to NPSC and IFAD for approval.
Oversee the contracting of support staff and consultants, particularly Value Chain Service Providers.
Supervision and coordination of the State Programme Management Unit (SPMU).
Convene and host periodic meeting with the staff of SPMU.
Ensure timely delivery of quality reports (AWPB, semi-annual reports, financial statements, audit reports, RIMS data, etc) to FDRD and IFAD.
Coordinate supervision mission and ensure the implementation of recommendations (supervision and audits).
Organize impact evaluation, beneficiary assessment, Mid-Term Review and Final Evaluation of the project.

Reporting and Location:

The position will be in the NPMU office located in Abuja. The NPC will report directly to Director, FDRD, and indirectly to the National Programme Steering Committee (NPSC). As the secretary to the NPSC, the NPC will also report quarterly to the NPSC.

Terms of Appointment:

Two year contract, subject to renewal for a maximum of 6 years, based on performance.

Qualification and Experience

Masters or Higher Level University Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or other relevant discipline
Minimum of 15 years post-qualification experience, Including at least 10 years in agriculture-related management position of donor funded projects.

Proven record in the field of project preparation, coordination and supervision of agricultural projects, particularly agricultural Value Chain.
Good writing skills and computer literacy will be an advantage.

All position Application Deadline:
18th February, 2014.

Application Method:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to:

The Director,
Federal Department of Rural Development
No. 30 127, Algiers Street,
Beside PDP National Secretariat,
Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, FCT.

Important Note:

    This position is open to serving public officers as well as other interested candidates.
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications must bear the positions applied for, on the top right hand side of the envelopes.

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