Planning Officer at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)

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.Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified candidates for the positions below:Job Title: Planning OfficerLocation: Taraba, Ogun, Niger, Ebonyi, Benue, AnambraObjectivesThe primary goal of VCDP is to reduce poverty and sustainably enhance accelerated economic growth, whilst the specific programme development objective (PDO) is to increase the incomes and enhance food security for 45,000 rural poor households engaged in the production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the targeted LGAs of the six targeted States are enhanced on a sustainable basis.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProviding planning, monitoring and evaluation support for efficient and effective implementation of donor assisted projects;Participate in project preparation and appraisal, impact studies implementation completion review and analysis;Participate in joint supervision missions to donor assisted projects/programmcs;Participate in seminars, workshops, meetings etc;Participation in the review of technical reports from consultants and other sources;Collaborates with other components on matters requiring statistical surveys, data collection and statistical interpretations;Liaising with other relevant bodies and institutions such as the Universities, NBS etc;Preparation of position paper on issues and policies covering all aspects of VCDP and FMARD;Accept other duties assigned from time to time by the PMEA and NPC.

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