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Monday, 19 August 2019

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Recruitment For Climate Change and Environment Consultant

Company Description:

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the cost of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), and intends to use part of the proceed towards carrying out various consultancy and non consultancy service activities. 

The VCDP hereby invites eligible/qualified individual consultants to express interest in offering the services below:

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:
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which includes (Support to farmers organization and Support to small holders production) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.
  • Agricultural Market Development which includes Support to value addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
The VCDP intends to expand/ update her data base of individual consultants. Eligible individual consultants are invited to indicate interest in working for the programme at any off:
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja
  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
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 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.
Application Closing Date
12pm, 18th September, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit two hard copies (by hand or post) of their Expression of Interest (EOI) in sealed envelopes with the interested area of specialization clearly marked on the top left-hand corner of the envelope. This submission should be addressed to the undersigned at the stipulated addresses below:
The National Programme Coordinator,
FGNIIFAD Value Chain Development Programme,
4, Batna Close, Off Agadez Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

OR
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture, Enugu.

OR
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Nassarrawa State Ministry of Agriculture, Nassarrawa

OR
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Kogi State Ministry of Agriculture, Lokoja.

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