FMARD is currently recruiting qualified persons as Agricultural Officers in specific States in Nigeria.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the United Nations is keen on using part of its credit facility to engage the services of individuals for the FGN / IFAD-VCDP (VCDP AF1) for effective implementation and management of nine (9) participating states of
Niger and Ogun States.
Job Title: Agricultural Officer
Details: The Agricultural Officer (AO) will work under the direct supervision of the Agricultural Production Advisor (APA)
Main Responsibility: The Agriculture Officer will be assisting the Agricultural Production Advisor in the overall management of the activities related to productivity improvement of smallholder farmers, in close collaboration with the State Agricultural Production Officer.
Specific Duties (FMARD Agricultural Officer Job)
Assist the Programme’s Community seed producers to establish seed multiplication systems comprising farms and seed cleaning and conditioning centers (Seedlaboratories).
Assist in setting up the overall distribution scheme of certified seeds/stems of improved varieties, fertilizers and herbicides as well as of equipment at State and LGA levels
Assist in the collation of State progress reports and contribute to the drafting of periodic project progress reports with the Agricultural Production Advisor (APA).
Provide guidance to NGO/Service providers hired to implement the activities.
Oversee the overall process of selection of target Farmers Organizations and beneficiaries in close collaboration with the Rural Institutions and Gender Mainstreaming Officer.
Assist in promoting and disseminating sustainable Agricultural practices through the Farmer Field Business School (FFBS) approach and on-the-spot extension visits under the guidance and Coordination of the APA.
Qualification and Experience:
Excellent writing and communication skills in the English language.
Must be computer literate and conversant with the use of simple computer packages.
Good knowledge/experience of rural development challenges and dynamics.
First Degree in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Crop Science, Horticulture.
A minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience in addition to at least years in the implementation of productivity enhancement projects using participatory approaches in Extension services and gender msinstreasning.
Proven experience and record in the field of project implementation of productivity projects.
May 4, 2021.
How To Apply For FMARD Agriculture Officer Job
Interested applicants should send their:
Expression of Interest (EOI) in 10 copies including one original and nine photocopies, properly sealed and clearly marked at the top right-hand cover “Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Recruitment of Officers under FGN / IFAD-VCDP Project.”
Each envelope should include a CV and an application letter with a cover letter suited for the position being applied for.
The sealed envelope should be addressed and delivered to:
“The Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
C / O Director, Projects Coordinating Unit (PCU),
No.1, Eldoret Close, Off Aininu Kano Crescent,
Wuse II – Abuja, Nigeria”
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