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Agro-Processing Specialists, Productivity Enhancement Specialist, Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist (State) at Enugu State Government

Vacancies: Agro-Processing Specialists, Productivity Enhancement Specialist, Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist (State)

Enugu State Government is desirous of engaging suitably qualified candidates into various positions in the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) – World Bank Assisted Project

Position: Agro-Processing Specialists (State)

Functions and Responsibilities

The incumbent under the guidance of SPC will coordinate and identify improved agro-processing technologies which are apt for ail 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 related disciples. A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in agribusiness, agro processing and supply chain management.

Previous experience in value chain development including vertical and horizontal coordination of farmers group and backward integration. Ability to build partnership with technology innovation centers, agro-allied commercial technology business and financial institutions.

Position: Productivity Enhancement Specialist (State)

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 center

A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in technology dissemination projects

Ability 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 practices.

Excellent understanding of value chain analysis, development and Good Agricultural Practices

Position: Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist (State)

Functions and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of SPC, the specialist will coordinate women and youth livelihood support activities under the project. The incumbent will farther 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 disciplines.

A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development projects (with livelihood components).

Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagement Demonstrated ability to mobilise group for action e.g. group formation, credit administration or social action

Excellent facilitation skills and experience in preparing and reviewing business plans or proposal

Good knowledge of social development/safeguard issues such as gender and youth policies & issues

Strong knowledge of computer applications including Geo-enabling or Geographical Information System skill is an added advantage

Experience in coordinating stakeholder feedback or inquiries

Duties of Facilitators:

Ensure proper registration of the project beneficiaries in line with the project provisions and production of the development, business/investment plans 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.

Deliverables:

The facilitators will be expected to produce Value Chain Investment Plan working with- beneficiaries and relevant officers and submit a monthly report of activities to the stare 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.

All applications should be addressed to the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Enugu.

Submission should also be made to the office of the Commissioner Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, State Secretariat Enugu or Enugu State Focal Office, World Bank/Development Partner Projects, Abuja Building Government House Enugu not later than 20th February, 2018.

NOTE: It was first published internally on 17th January, 2018.

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