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Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment 2020/2021 and How to Apply

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Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment 2020/2021 and How to Apply.

FMARD 2020: This page provides you on latest information about how to apply for these job offers in Nigeria for graduate and undergraduate. In this article, you’ll learn about the company description, application skills, requirements and qualifications. Interested applicant should follow the lead outline below for successful application.

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has been implementing the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)- assisted Value Chain Development Programme since 2014 in six (6) participating States of Anambra, Benue Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba and in five (5) Local Government Areas each in all the States.

In keeping with the provisions of the financing agreement between IFAD and Federal Ministry of Finance, the FMARD is implementation the programme through the national programme management unit.

Based on the progressive increase in workload of Staff and the need to further improve on Programme implementation, part of the credit will be applied to engage the services of an additional officer to enhance technical assistance at the state level.

IMPORTANT! Currently, FMARD Recruitment Application Form is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately the form is out.

1. Job Title: Climate Change and Environment Consultant

Locations: Abuja, Enugu, Nasarrawa or Kogi
Programme Summary

  • The VCDP is an investment programme presently being implemented in the six states of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Ogun, Niger and Taraba. Three additional states of Kogi, Nasarrawa and Enugu are to further participate in the programme.

The programme includes the following components:

  • Agricultural Market Development which includes Support to value addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which includes (Support to farmers organization and Support to smallholders production) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

The VCDP intends to expand/ update her database of individual consultants. Eligible individual consultants are invited to indicate interest 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 objective is that the incomes and food security of poor rural households engaged in production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the Programme Area are enhanced on a sustainable basis.

The primary target groups are:

  • Poor rural households engaged in the cassava and rice value chains (VCs) who cultivate not more than 5 hectares of land under rice/cassava); and
  • Small-scale processors (processing capacity of an average of 2 MT/day for cassava and 4 MT/day for rice) and traders, with emphasis on women and youth.

The secondary target groups include:

  • Downstream stakeholders, particularly processors Linked to a large number of the primary target groups;
  • Local government councils (LGAs) and communities strengthened to sustainably manage the marketing infrastructures supported by the Programme; and
  • Private sector operators strengthened to provide quality services demanded by smallholder farmers and processors.

Specific Task in this Area Include

  • Assist in the inclusion of climate resilience and environmental data collection in the baseline Studies to be undertaken
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and Basic Climate Risk Analysis at the commodity cluster level
  • Development of Crop Agro Ecological Maps
  • Training of intended entrepreneurs on Waste Valorization and integrated Pest and Agro Chemicals Management
  • Development of a manual for environmental training on sustainable agricultural enterprises
  • Documentation of baseline information for projects locations/clusters using GPS, Remote sensing and field surveys using GIS,
  • General supervision, monitoring, and certification of works of service providers engaged for physical climate change and environmental projects

Qualification and Experience
The requisite qualifications of the Individual Consultant shall include the following:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering/Sciences.
  • At least five years experience in the field of climate change adaptation, environment and or agro climatology
  • Display of knowledge of climate change adaptation and environmental safeguards and familiarity with government policies and that of other critical stake holders
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Following criteria will be used in evaluating the individual Consultants:

  • General-Education, Qualification, Membership of Professional bodies
  • Specific Experience related to assignment
  • Participation in similar assignments in IFAD and other donor projects
  • Adequate knowledge of the terrain/environment.
  • Eligible Individual Consultants should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae with Covering Letter indicating area of interest.

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IMPORTANT! Currently, FMARD Recruitment Application Form is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately the form is out.

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