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Cross River State Ministry Of International Development Cooperation Massive Recruitment [13 Positions]

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Cross River State Government (Ministry of International Development Cooperation) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is desirous of engaging Cross River indigenes of all gender in the employ of the Public/Civil Service for take-off of CRS-APPEALS (World Bank Assisted) Project in the capacity below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the incumbent will be responsible for generation of project specific information on progress, processes and performance.
  • Analyses and aggregation of data generated at various levels to track progress, process quality and project sustainability.
  • S/He will also document and disseminate feedback and key lessons learnt to relevant users and stakeholders.

Specific duties of the position will include:

  • Implement Monitoring and Evaluation of results and impact of the project.
  • Track performance indicators and develop operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data feeding into the result framework
  • Develop Management Information System (MIS) for the project.
  • Conduct impact evaluation and beneficiary assessments.
  • Produce and disseminate periodic progress reports.
  • Undertake relevant surveys as may be required.
  • Assist the State Project Coordinator in the preparation of Work-plan and Budget.
  • Initiate Project M&E workshops and training for Project Officers.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.
  • Higher degree 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.
  • Demonstrate ability in report writing and presentation.

 

Job Title: MIS/ICT Officer
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will undertake Database minting, analysis and development of management information systems, etc. Web management.
  • System management and connectivity, troubleshooting etc.
  • Encoding/decoding of templates.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • B.Sc degree in Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering
  • Professional certificate in Oracle, SQL or Cisco etc
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in data management.

 

Job Title: Administration Officer
Location: Cross River
Qualifications and Experience Required

  • B.Sc degree 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 organization skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the Incumbent will coordinate, the procurement of all goods, works and services financed under the project.

Specific Duties of the Position will include:

  • Preparation of procurement plans for implementation of the project.
  • Prepare Bidding documents.
  • Responsible for day-to-day procurement activities as contained in the PIM.
  • Update and implement the procurement manual.
  • Initiate procurement and training workshops.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.

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: Communication Officer
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of SPC, the specialist will develop and implement communication strategy, and programs, and other lEC materials for the project.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Master’s degrees 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 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 organization
  • 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: Rural Infrastructure Engineer (Civil and Electrical)
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of SPC, the Engineers will supervise the implementation and coordination of civil and electrical work infrastructure activities under the project component.
  • The incumbent will further work with the project team to ensure proper design and location of the Infrastructure within the state.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • 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: Agro-processing Specialist
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent under guidance of SPC will coordinate and identify improved agro-processing technologies which are apt for all processing activities of all the crops, livestock and fisheries supported under this project.
  • The Incumbent will further work on dissemination and follow-up on identified agro-processing technologies.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • 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 up partnership with technology innovation centers, agro-allied commercial technology businesses and financial institutions.

 

Job Title: Commercialization & Business Development Officer
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will develop and implement work program that improves the competitiveness and well-functioning of the value chain thereby making beneficiaries of the project to meet market requirements.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or Business Administration
  • Minimum of five (5) years post qualification experience.
  • Fluency in English language
  • Knowledge and application of computer is essential
  • Experience in market facilitation (market and price information), registration and approval of product calls.

 

Job Title: Productivity Enhancement Specialist
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of State Project Coordinator, the incumbent will coordinate and Identify productivity enhanced inputs, equipment and machines for all production nodes of value chains supported under this project.
  • The incumbent will disseminate and follow-up on adoption of the improved inputs, equipment and machine.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • 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 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.

 

Job Title: Women and Youth/Livelihood Specialist
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of SPC, the Specialist will coordinate women and youth livelihood support activities under the project.
  • The Incumbent will further work with the Project Teem to ensure gender mainstreaming in the project.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • 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 developmental projects (with livelihood component)
  • Experienced in participatory stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • Demonstrate 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 proposals
  • 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: Environmental Officer
Location: Cross River
Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of SPC, the officer will supervise the implementation of environmental instruments and mitigations measures articulated in the general and site specific safeguard instruments such as ESMP,IPMP.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • 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 performance indicators and targets
  • Experience at least 3 years of relevant experience in working with public or private sector firms in agro-industry sectors (including infrastructure, civil works, agribusiness, and/or processing).

 

Job Title: Facilitator (1 Per value chain – 3 No)
Location: Cross River
Duties

  • Ensure proper registration of the project beneficiaries in line with the project provisions and production of the development, business/investment plans for the Association
  • Provide technical advice to the project beneficiaries in their area of competence and serve as liaison officers between APPEALS and the beneficiaries
  • Identify teaching instruments and develop essential curricula to train the APPEALS beneficiaries through a PRA process
  • Identify sources of improved technology for project beneficiaries operation in collaboration with the various research and knowledge institutions
  • Provide linkage with service providers to assist project beneficiaries in productivity enhancement, business planning, financial and business management.
  • Supply market information and provide linkage to market and credit sources for the farmers.

Duration of Assignment:

  • The work of a Facilitator will be throughout the duration of the project, but the contract is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance.

Deliverables:

  • The Facilitators will be expected to provide value chain investment plan working with beneficiaries and relevant officers and submit a monthly report of activity to the state project office.
  • The officers will also assist M&E officers at the state level to monitor the project indicators and achievements of the project development objectives.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • B.Sc degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crop or Animal Science including Fisheries
  • Minimum of five (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
  • Higher qualification will be an advantage.

 

Job Title: State Project Coordinator
Location: Cross River
Overall Function and Responsibilities of the Position

  • The State Project Coordinator (SPC) is responsible for the coordination of Project activities in the State, as well as managing the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Office.

Specific Duties of the Position

  • Head the secretariat of the State Steering Committee (SSC).
  • Overall implementation of Project within the State.
  • Supervise staff of State Office.
  • Liaise with other relevant programmes and technical departments in the State.
  • Oversees contracting of support staff and consultants, particularly Agro-Processing Service Providers.
  • Ensure timely reporting and quality of reports to SSC.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • M.Sc degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics or other relevant discipline. Higher degree is an added advantage
  • 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 local language is a major advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward written Applications with necessary supportive documents like Current Posting, Computer Number, Current Pay Slip and ten CV’s in hard copies addressed to:
The Hon. Commissioner
Ministry of International Development Cooperation,
New Secretariat Complex,
Calabar,
Cross River State.

Application Deadline: 16th February, 2018.

 

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