Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Latest Recruitment 2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) acquired a mortgage from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in direction of the associated fee of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), and intends to make use of half of the proceed in direction of finishing up numerous consultancy and non consultancy service actions.

The VCDP hereby invitations eligible/certified particular person consultants to specific curiosity in providing the providers under:

 

 

Job Title: Climate Change and Environment Consultant
Locations: 
Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task on this Area Include

  • Assist within the inclusion of local weather resilience and environmental information assortment within the baseline Studies to be undertaken
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and Basic Climate Risk Analysis on the commodity cluster stage
  • Development of Crop Agro Ecological Maps
  • Training of supposed entrepreneurs on Waste Valorization and built-in Pest and Agro Chemicals Management
  • Development of guide for environmental coaching on sustainable agricultural enterprises
  • Documentation of baseline data for initiatives places / clusters utilizing GPS, Remote sensing and area surveys utilizing GIS,
  • General supervision, monitoring and certification of works of service suppliers engaged for bodily local weather change and environmental initiatives

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • A minimal of Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering/Sciences.
  • At least 5 years expertise within the area of local weather change adaptation, setting and or agro climatology
  • Display of data of local weather change adaptation and environmental safeguards and familiarity with authorities insurance policies and that of different crucial stake holders
  • Good written and oral communication abilities.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person Consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with Covering Letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

Job Title: Procurement Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Tasks Include

  • Provide technical help to VCDP, collaborating states and implementing companies within the procurement of providers and items, together with hiring of consultants, on correct scheduling, adhering to finest methodology and documentation course of, and offering different providers needed to satisfy procurement aims as contained within the procurement plan.
  • Interpret and help the programme to implement all procurement issues as contained within the procurement plan however according to IFAD procurement guide.
  • Provide capability constructing trainings (in-house trainings) to the programmes tobeef their understanding and application of finest procurement administration practices in addition to help the Procurement Officers to make sure environment friendly operating of the Programme procurement capabilities.
  • Assist in preparation and take part within the efficiency of acceptable coaching programmes for Programme employees to make sure optimum utilization of the acquired data upon completion of this contract.
  • Actively take part and present technical assist to the VCDP, programme implementation companies and collaborating states in all conferences that geared toward reviewing the standing of the programme as regards procurement.
  • Where relevant, help the programme in getting Duty Exemption Certificate and opening of Letters of Credit.
  • Undertake every other duties or obligations required to realize the programme aims oras in any other case assigned by the VCDP National Programme Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • Competent and skilled Individuals with first degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or Marketing (or equal) and be Computer literate. Holder of a complicated degree in related area shall be an added benefit;
  • Ten (10) years minimal expertise within the area or Procurement with the Private Or Public Sector.
  • Demonstrated seven (7) years of expertise in IFAD or every other worldwide Financial Institutions;
  • Good communication and coaching abilities;
  • Proven observe file in procurement with capability to deal with procurement course of from advert to contract deliveries, and
  • Ability to encourage, encourage and obtain outcomes shall be an added benefit;

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with masking letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task on this Area Include

  • Development of diet technique to information diet interventions
  • Carrying out diet survey and report dissemination on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice.
  • Support publicity drives by the event and testing of marketing campaign messages, instruments and supplies to advertise training, social and behavioral change communication
  • Capacity constructing and coaching of mission employees andprogramme beneficiaries on diet delicate agriculture and different diet points
  • Conduct thematic research on diet and associated points

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • A Master’s Degree within the area of Human Nutrition, Food Science or equal
  • At least 7 years expertise in understanding of diet and meals safety programmes within the nation
  • Minimum of 5 years expertise in implementation of associated diet and meals safety actions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities in English.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person Consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with Covering Letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Rural Institution, Youth and Gender Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task on this Area Include

  • Assist within the periodic overview of the Institutional Mapping of current Farmers Organsations (FOs) within the 9 programme States in order to fine-tune and improve the technique ofintervention and different actions to assist the FOs capability constructing;
  • Contrilute to strengthen the FOs’ stage of governance, capability in designing and overview of their VCAP, enterprise administration efficiency, negotiating abilities of the teams and their capacities for service/enter procurement by coaching;
  • Strengthen the group’s means to entry/leverage sources from monetary establishments by acceptable capaeity,constructing programmes and actions;
  • Provide technical assist for the strengthening of the FOs within the areas of increasing current companies, creating new ones, discount in manufacturing prices and evolution of strong community inside and between the teams within the programme areas;
  • Assist within the formation of new and viable FOs utilizing such easy instruments as group-inventorization and operational pointers. Such pointers would include the next: membership, goal of the group reflecting their enterprise curiosity, governance construction, tenure of workplace, assembly regularities, modalities for admission and withdrawal of membership, resource-mobilization and gender composition;
  • At acceptable occasions, manage capability constructing programmes on gmtp administration & dynamics
  • Assist the programme to conduct an appraisal of the Farmers organisations to establish capacity-and productivity-gaps in addition to monitor progress on the impression/consequence of earlier trainings;
  • Develop versatile coaching manuals to handle the recognized gaps, prepare the farmers primarily based on the wants and curriculum.

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • Master’s or higher-level University Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Education and different related self-discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years post-qualification expertise together with at the very least 2 years in implementation of initiatives integrating strengthening of Farmers organisations and gender points. Knowledge in participatory approaches, and gender mainstreaming.
  • Proven file within the area of mission implementation ‘integrating strengthening of FOs and Gender mainstreaming actions/technique.
  • Good writing abilities and pc literacy.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person Consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with Covering Letter indicating space of curiosity

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation/Management Information System Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific process for M&E/MIS providers

  • Develop the Programme M&E/ MIS System on the idea of the programme’s Logical Framework.
  • Conduct of baseline surveys. Render capability constructing providers.
  • Prepare an M&E Plan, together with the programmes monitoring codecs;
  • Establish indicators for outputs, outcomes and impression, monitor implementation processes and efficiency, and assess outputs and outcomes;
  • Foster participatory planning and M&E by coaching and involving stakeholder teams;
  • Oversee design of a field-based system for the programme monitoring that includes the logical framework method;
  • Undertake mission thematic evaluations and research. Carry out capability constructing providers.
  • Integrate the M&E system into the general programme coordination and group operate and with different data and data techniques;
  • Support annual overview and planning workshops and preparation of annual work plans and budgets;
  • Carry out information high quality, evaluation and validation exams.
  • Support advocacy efforts by offering proof of impression gathered by the M&E system, intently linked to data administration actions;

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • A minimal of 10 years’ expertise working in M&E and/or mission administration in areas corresponding to agriculture, advertising, rural finance arid coverage issues.
  • A Master’s or higher-level University degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics or one other related area.
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing profitable M&E techniques:
  • Solid understanding of use of modem data and communication know-how (ICT) in growth and wonderful data of computer-based communications instruments, specifically web-based know-how.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with masking letter indicating space of curiosity

 

 

 

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communication Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task on this Area Include
Documentation Expert/Services:

  • The particular person Consultant will present technical help to the Central Communication Unit (CCU) within the documentation and growth of data merchandise corresponding to success tales, newsletters, factsheets, brochures, technical and coverage briefs, How-to-guides, technical reports and enhancing of programme paperwork amongst others
  • The particular person will assist the CCU in area visits to programmes websites for functions ofdocumentation of programmes accomplishments.

Online Media/Webmaster:

  • The webmaster shall handle the Programme web sites and social media platforms and make sure the programmes have sturdy on-line media presence
  • The Consultant will work in-house with the KMC workforce and will present help in importing and updating the programme websites and social media networks on a every day/weekly foundation
  • The webmaster will produce month-to-month statistics and evaluation on the location efficiency.

Print and Electronic Media Consultants:

  • The Print Media Consultant will help the programme in facilitating press interview, press protection of programme occasions, press conferences, media excursions of programme intervention websites, press releases and courtesy calls
  • The Electronic Media Consultant will assist the programme in Radio and TV appearances, protection of programme occasions.

Traditional Media Consultant:

  • The Consultant will assist the programme in implementing KM&C actions on the grassroots stage utilizing conventional media
  • He/she is going to design and ship acceptable KM merchandise for data dissemination and data sharing for farmers and different VC operators on the native stage.

Photography/Videography Consultant:

  • Consultant will present technical assist to VCDP in documenting and showcasing programme outcomes utilizing digital media
  • Consultant shall be required to supply picture tales, quick movies and documentaries

Capacity Building Workshops, Knowledge Fairs/Learning Events Consultant:

  • The Consultant will present capability constructing coaching on KM&C for programme employees
  • He/she may also assist the programme in organising data festivals/studying occasions.

Graphics Designer:

  • Consultant shall present assist to the programme in structure and desigi of programme data merchandise guaranteeing that branding components, fashion and pointers of IFAD nation programmes are strictly adhered to.

Editor:

  • Consultant shall present editorial providers to the programme. He/she is going to assist the programme in enhancing progress reports and different vital data merchandise and make sure the merchandise are reader pleasant and meet international requirements.

Qualifications and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the KM & C Consultant agency shall embrace:

  • A minimal of three (3) years expertise in data administration and communications observe. Experience working with donor financed initiatives shall be sturdy benefit
  • Staff are anticipated to own First Degree in Mass Communications, English or Social sciences. Holder of an Advanced Degree in related area shall be an added benefit
  • A First Degree in Mass Communications, English or related Social Sciences Degrees (or equal) and be pc literate
  • Holder of An superior Degree in related area shall be an added benefit
  • Five (5) years minimal expertise within the area of Knowledge Management and Communications
  • Proven observe file and proof of work in International Development and/or personal sector
  • Good oral and verbal communication abilities.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person Consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with Covering Letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Market/Value Chain Infrastructure Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task Includes the Following

  • Carrying out engineering/architectural designs, specs and price estimates for market infrastructure (roads, irrigation schemes, storage amenities, markets, water provide and sanitation, agro processing buildings, land growth actions.
  • Carry out survey I contour mapping in respect of land growth and street infrastructure interventions. Render capability constructing providers.
  • Support the preparation of Manuals/Guidelines and capability constructing initiatives within the operation and upkeep of market infrastructure for sustainability.
  • Provide assist providers within the analysis of tenders/bids for market infrastructure.
  • Certify funds for the Works in opposition to the related Bill of Quantities and subject the Interim Payment Certificates, the Final Payment Certificate and different certificates, together with Taking Over Certificate, as required underneath the Civil Works Contract;
  • Approve and monitor the contractor’s development program and methodology statements, verifying that they're according to the implementation schedule for the Project;
  • Planning and execution of development supervision and contract administration, together with efficient and common supervision of the works, upkeep of mission data, correspondence and diaries, in addition to high quality management/materials testing to make sure that the Works are executed in accordance with the Contract;
  • subject notices to the contractor advising of any non-compliance with Environmental Mitigation measures, as set out within the contract paperwork.
  • Carry out market infrastructure evaluation and thematic research.

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultants shall embrace the next:

  • A minimal of first Degree/HND in Civil, Highway, Irrigation, Water, Structural, Agricultural Engineering, Land Surveying, Building, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Architecture and with registration with related skilled physique.
  • A minimal of Ten (10) years’ expertise In rural/market Infrastructure development and administration in DONOR ASSISTED PROJECTS in any of the fields talked about above is required.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with masking letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Financial Management Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task on this Area Include

  • Ensure the Programme’s monetary procedures, as detailed within the Programme Implementation and Financial Manuals, are strictly adhered to by all Programme employees and implementing companions on the nationwide and state ranges
  • Carry out implementation assist go to to the states to examine monetary data and books
  • Render capability constructing providers
  • Establish an accounting system that ensures set up of good and full chart of accounts, and preserve all related books of accounts that ensures full recording and reporting of all monetary and non-financial transactions of the Programme in any respect ranges
  • Carry out the set up and administration of sound Integrated Financial Management Information System (Computerized Accounting) at each the NPMU and SPMU
  • Carry out overview of Programme’s monetary procedures guide.

Qualifications and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • Individual Consultants with a Master’s or higher-level University Degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Management, Finance, Economics or different related fields
  • Knowledgeable qualification (ACA, ANAN, ACCA) with at the very least 6 years of post-qualification expertise
  • A minimal of 7 years expertise in administration workforce of Donor Funded Projects
  • Strong working data of each nationwide and worldwide accounting procedures
  • Strong pc abilities, spread-sheets, and different related accounting packages
  • Working data of banking and monetary management procedures
  • Computer literacy is required.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person Consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with Covering Letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Agro Processing and Quality Enhancement Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Tasks Include

  • Supporting growth of branding and packaging for worth chain merchandise (rice and Cassava).
  • Prepare manuals/pointers to doc agro processing and high quality enhancement initiatives. Render capability constructing providers.
  • Identify applied sciences and tools and prepare VC operators within the use of the improved applied sciences and tools.
  • Set up cluster primarily based demonstration facilities in addition to present technical help to teams and clusters.
  • Promote institution of high quality norms and requirements together with acceptable enforceable grading techniques in every of the collaborating state oftheVCDP.
  • Carry out demonstration of the use of customary weight and measures for agricultural and processed merchandise.
  • Provide customary tools for weight and quantity measurement together with calibration
  • Provide Training to Value Chain Operators in meals processing techniques.
  • Broker Inter-Agency Collaboration amongst related companies concerned in high quality management, grading and requirements.
  • Put in place framework for the institution of high quality management grading and requirements.

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • A minimal of Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma in Agricultural/Food Engineering or Food Science and Technology. Advanced levels shall be added benefit. Strong background in engineering and technological features of agro-processing and agricultural product dealing with (storage, preservation and packaging).
  • A primary degree in Economics or Business Administration or Marketing (or equal) and be pc literate. Holder of a complicated degree in related area shall be an added benefit
  • Ten (10) years minimal expertise within the area with the personal or public sector
  • Good communication and coaching abilities;
  • Proven observe file in Processing, Machine set up and coaching along with product and market growth points with capability to deal with transactions from fann-gate to contract deliveries, and means to encourage, encourage and obtain outcomes will bean added benefit;

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed curriculum vitae with masking letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Market Enterprise and Development Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

The Specific Task on this Area Include

  • Undertake complete evaluation of current Agricultural Market Information among the many worth chain operators in every of the collaborating states underneath the VCDP programme. Train farmers, processors, and entrepreneurs in accessing and the use of Market Information System.
  • Develop Market Entry Strategies for merchandise of the Value Chain
  • Conduct capability constructing for producers, processors and entrepreneurs of the worth chain on product growth and market entry to make sure compliance with market necessities –
  • Identify market alternatives each native and worldwide for merchandise of the worth chain. Render capability constructing providers.
  • Develop branding and packaging for worth chain merchandise (rice and Cassava)
  • Identify and organise nationwide and worldwide examine excursions for worth chain operators to understudy finest practices
  • Undertake export readiness audit of worth chain operators with a view to exposing them to the export market.
  • Conduct capability constructing programme on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP),Good storage practices ((iSP) and Good warehousing practices(GWP) for farmers processors and entrepreneurs within the worth chain in every of the collaborating state.
  • Conduct want evaluation of VC Operators in enterprise administration methods half of (VCAP Preparation)
  • Train and construct the capability of YC operators in ( organizations and Individuals) in registration, group/monetary administration, Preparation of Business plan and evaluation of Matching grant,
  • Prepare commodity particular worth chain motion plan (VCAP) for rice and cassava (xi) Broker linkage between VC operators and monetary establishments.

Qualification and Experience
The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • A primary degree in Economics or Business Administration or Marketing (or equal) and be pc literate. Holder of a complicated degree in related area shall be an added benefit
  • Ten (10) years minimal expertise within the area or advertising and agribusiness with the personal or public sector
  • Good communication and coaching abilities;
  • Proven observe file in product and market growth points with capability to deal with transactions from farm-gate to contract deliveries, and means to encourage, encourage and obtain outcomes shall be an added benefit;

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed curriculum vitae with masking letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Agricultural Production Consultant
Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an funding programme presently being carried out within the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three extra states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to additional take part within the programme.

The programme contains the next elements:

  • Agricultural Market Development which incorporates Support to worth addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which incorporates (Support to farmers group and Support to small holders manufacturing) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to broaden/ replace her information base of particular person consultants. Eligible particular person consultants are invited to point curiosity in working for the programme at any off:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

Programme Objective and Target
The Programme’s goal is that the incomes and meals safety of poor rural households engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable foundation.

The main goal teams are:

  • Poor rural households engaged within the cassava and rice worth chains (VCs) who domesticate no more than 5 hectares of land underneath rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capability of a median of 2 MT/day for cassava and Four MT/day for rice) and merchants, with emphasis on girls and youth.

The secondary goal teams embrace:

  • Downstream stakeholders, significantly processors Linked to a big quantity of the first goal teams;
  • Local authorities councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably handle the advertising infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to offer high quality providers demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task on this Area Include

  • Assist in organizing field-days and annual cross-visits amongst farmer teams to facilitate change of experiences and finest practices amongst farmers;
  • Assist within the monitor and evaluation of mechanisms (procedures) of manufacturing, provide and distribution of licensed rice seeds and improved cassava cuttings manufacturing within the programme areas;
  • Provide technical assist within the design and implementation of a sound seed sub-sector motion plan by strengthening the FOs’ capability for the manufacturing of licensed Rice seeds within the programme space. This may also contain the implementation of actions pertaining to, selling and disseminating of high quality seed to producers;
  • Undertake acceptable capability constructing programmes for farmers’ teams, state seed & high quality management officers in germination and viability testing;
  • Provide assist within the institution and efficient administration of Farmers Business Schools/Farmers Field School to promptly and adequately tackle numerous incidental area manufacturing challenges and experiences in Rice and Cassava manufacturing;
  • Support the programme to ascertain farmer-managed demonstration (demo) plots to advertise sustainable and improved agricultural applied sciences/practices and follow-up providers to the FOs;
  • Ensure that the all manufacturing and extension-service supply programmes and actions are satisfactorily executed with explicit reference to the technical agronomic necessities to satisfy the calls for of the recognized processors and industrial-end customers.

Qualification and Experience

  • These particular person consultants and specialists or professionals should have sturdy capabilities as Agronomists, Soil Scientists, Extension Specialists with sturdy Entrepreneurial Skills and Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and different associated fields.

The requisite {qualifications} of the Individual Consultant shall embrace the next:

  • A Post Graduate degree in Agriculture/Field Crop Production/Agronomy (Or Related Fields). Holders of PhD degree in related fields shall be an added benefit;
  • Must have demonstrated ten (10) years minimal work expertise in Field Crop Production/Agribusiness/Value Chain Development
  • Should have sound data of Agricultural Extension Service Delivery System
  • Should have confirmed observe file in Communication/Training Skills; and have the competence to work together with farmers and different locals of their rural environments;
  • Must be expert within the use of Computers

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following standards shall be utilized in evaluating the person consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional our bodies
  • Specific Experience associated to task
  • Participation in comparable assignments in IFAD and different donor initiatives
  • Adequate data of the terrain/setting.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants ought to submit their detailed curriculum vitae with masking letter indicating space of curiosity.

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to submit two laborious copies (by hand or put up) of their Expression of Interest (EOI) in sealed envelopes with the space of specialization clearly marked on the highest left-hand nook of the envelope. This submission needs to be addressed to the undersigned on the stipulated addresses under:
The National Programme Coordinator,
FGNIIFAD Value Chain Development Programme,
4, Batna Close, Off Agadez Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

OR
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture, Enugu.

OR
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Nassarrawa State Ministry of Agriculture, Nassarrawa

OR
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Kogi State Ministry of Agriculture, Lokoja.

 

Application Deadline 12pm, 18th September, 2019.

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