Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture is Recruiting [13 Positions]

Posted on :

26 Feb, 2018

Category :

Administrative Jobs in Nigeria, Agriculture Jobs in Nigeria, Government Jobs in Nigeria

Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture in conjunction with the Agro-processing, Productivity, Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS), invites applications for the following positions below:

Job Title: Environmental Officer
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or other related disciplines
  • Manage and conduct environmental safeguard due diligence of new investment proposals
  • Identify all key potential environmental impacts and risks of a project and ensure that their appropriate mitigation measures are in place
  • Ensuring regular site inspections and environmental sampling and 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 sectors (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

 

Job Title: Administrative Officer
Location: 
Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Business Administration, Sociology or other related disciplines
  • Proven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Administrator or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of office procedures
  • Experience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically)
  • Strong organizational skills, with a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Job Title: MIS/ICT Officer
Location: 
Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics, GIS, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related disciplines
  • Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience in MIS and ICT
  • Microsoft certifications is a requirement
  • Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications
  • Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks
  • Troubleshoot system and network problems, diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults
  • Replace parts as required
  • Support the roll-out of new applications
  • Set up new users’ accounts and profiles and deal with password issues
  • Test and evaluate new technology
  • Conduct electrical safety checks on computer equipment
  • Knowledge and application of computer applications such Virtual Basic, SQL is essential including familiarity with Big data.
  • Higher qualification will be an advantage

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.
  • Ph.D is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of developmental projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and research methodology, including skills in sampling techniques and use of computer software for statistical and other relevant applications;
  • Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability in report writing and presentation.

 

Job Title: Commercialization & Business Development Officer
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or Business Administration with bias to Agriculture.
  • Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience.
  • Fluency in English and local 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.

 

Job Title: Productivity Enhancement Specialist
Location:
 Lagos
Project Summary

  • 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.

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 centres, extension organizations and technology innovation centres 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.

 

 

Job Title: Rural Infrastructure Engineers (Civil and Electrical)
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and Electrical.
  • Professional qualification: COREN, MNSE, etc.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years field experience in construction and power/energy supply for Civil and Electrical Engineers respectively.
  • Higher qualification will be an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications including engineering design software, etc.
  • Fluency in local language is a major advantage
  • Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders

 

Job Title: Communication Officer
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Development Communications, Mass Communication, MBA, Agricultural Extension, and related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in development communication
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare multimedia content e.g. features, articles, press releases, blog etc
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with media organizations
  • Well-developed understanding of social media and digital communications.
  • Communications experience in a private or public-sector environment highly regarded.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems
  • Manage and maintain the website in collaboration with ICT/MIS officer
  • Responding to media queries

 

 

Job Title: Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

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

 

Job Title: Agro-processing Specialist
Location:
 Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization, Agronomy, Food Technology, Agricultural Economics, and other related disciplines.
  • 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 centres, agro-allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions.

 

 

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location: 
Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • A first degree or HND in Engineering, Purchasing and Supply, Business Administration or other relevant qualification. Possession of higher degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in procurement for developmental projects.

Competence:

  • Demonstrated competence in procurement under externally assisted projects with specific experience in IDA/Donor funded agency.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively and Computer literacy.

 

Job Title: State Project Coordinator (SPC)
Location: 
Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • M.Sc degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years post-qualification experience, including at least 3 years in a management position.
  • Proven track record in the field of agriculture or rural development.
  • Good writing skills and computer literacy will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in the local language is a major advantage.

 

Job Title: Facilitator
Location: 
Lagos

Project Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop or Animal Science including Fisheries.
  • Minimum of seven (5) years post-qualification field experience.
  • Fluency in English and local language widely spoken in the project area.
  • Experience in specific value chains selected by the state is a major advantage.
  • Knowledge and application of computer will be an advantage.
  • Higher qualification will be an advantage.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward 2 copies of their Application attached with their credentials and 2 passport photographs to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture,
Block 23, The Secretariat,
Alausa-Ikeja,
Lagos State.

Application Deadline   12th March, 2018.

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

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