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Productivity Enhancement Specialist (State), Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist (State) at Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture

Vacancies: Productivity Enhancement Specialist (State), Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist (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: Productivity Enhancement Specialist (State)

Qualification 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 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)

Qualification and Experience:

  • A minimum of Master’s degree in Agricultural economics, MBA, economies, sociology, gentler and development studies, and other relevant disciplines,
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience m development projects (with livelihood components)
  • Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize 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.


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.

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