Environmental Officer (State), Commercialization and Business Development Officer (State) at Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture


Vacancies: Environmental Officer (State), Commercialization and Business Development Officer (State)

APPEALS Project is a Federal Government/World Bank Agricultural initiative aimed at improving agricultural productivity of small and medium scale (SMEs) commercial farmers and increase value addition to priority Agricultural Value Chains in Lagos State especially in the area of Rice, Fishery, and Poultry.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill vacancies into the under-listed posts:

Position: Environmental Officer (State)

Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural economies, engineering, environmental management, environmental sciences or oilier related disciplines
  • Manage and conduct environmental safeguard, due diligence of new investment proposals
  • Identify all key potential environmental impacts and risks of a projects and ensure that their appropriate mitigation measures are in place.
  • Ensuring regular site inspections and environmental sampling anti analysis is carried out.
  • Preparation 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 sector 0 to identify environmental risk and issues and develop mitigation measures 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.

Position: Commercialization And Business Development Officer (State)

Qualification and Experience:

  • B.Sc degree in Agricultural economies, Agribusiness or Business Agriculture,
  • Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience.
  • Fluency in English and focal 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.


Interested applicants are to forward two (2) copies of their application attached with their credentials and two (2) passport photographs addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Block 23, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Please note: Contract duration of successful candidates is for the period of the project.

All applications MUST reach the undersigned not later than 12th March, 2018.