Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Recruitment at FMARD

The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan front the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government by addressing the constraints of Rice. Sorghum and Cassava value chains in four staple crop processing zones of Adani-Omor, Bida-Badeggi, Kano-Jigawa and Kebbi-Sokoto.

The Program comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Program Management. The specific objective of the program is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.

The Program will be implemented through four (4) Zonal Offices. The Zones are: Adani-Omor with Head Office at Awka: Bida-Badeggi with Head Office at Bida; Kano-Jigawa with Head Office at Kano and Kebbi-Sokoto with Head Officer at Birnin Kebbi.

For effective Zonal Program take-off the ATASP-I is constituting a Zonal Program Coordination ream (ZPCT) at each of the 4Nos Zonal Program Head Offices. Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of Officers at each of the four (4) Zonal Program Head Offices:

Job Position: Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Slot: 4
Main Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Zonal Program Coordinator, the Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will implement the Program Monitoring and Evaluation System in the Zone.

Specific Duties:
The Zonal M&E Officer will generally ensure the effective monitoring of project processes, activities, outputs, outcomes/impacts by undertaking the following specific responsibilities:

  • Ensure a proper flow of information to and from the ZPIU, especially the provision of timely and adequate information for decision-tasking by Project Management.
  • Participate in the preparation of Annual and Quarterly Work Program in liaison with the Zonal Program Accountant and with the support and inputs from other technical officers, for the consolidation and preparation of the Work Plans and Budgets.
  • The Annual Work Plan and Budget must be prepared and submitted to NPC by the end of September of every year.
  • The Zonal M & Ii Officer will also be responsible for the timely preparation of quarterly and annual project implementation and any other reports that may be required for project implementation and or assessment
  • Participate in AfDB missions and providing all M&E information required by the missions in accordance with requirements.
  • Prepare result-focused zonal quarterly Monitoring Reports on all aspects of project implementation and progress.
  • In collaboration with the Zonal Gender and Social Development Officer, ensure effective gender mainstreaming in project activities
  • Assist in providing coordination between various program components at the zonal level to ensure achievement of overall program objectives.
  • Carry out any other activities that are assigned by the tonal Program Coordinator and;or the M&E Specialist on the NPCT.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least an MSc in Social Science, Agricultural Economics. Statistics, or related discipline.
  • Specialized post graduate training in project management M&E will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in bilateral or multilateral donor- funded project/programnme with at least 5 years of specific responsibility as M&E Specialist with adequate working knowledge of project logical framework to track inputs process, output and impacts.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, co-ordinate, and monitor his/her own work plan and to collaborate with colleagues across operating units.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and achieve results under right deadline.
  • Self-motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, MS Access, and MS Project is essential
  • Ability to develop, install and manage database.
  • Proficiency in English language with excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

Location and Reporting

Officers of the ATASP-1 will be located at the Zonal Program Headquarters, reporting to their respective Zonal Program Coordinators.

Terms of Appointment

Maximum of five years, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicator for assessing every officer.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of his/her application. All application should be addressed to the following addresses, depending on the State and Stable Crop Processing Zone of Interest:

Adani-Omor Stable Crop Processing Zone
Enugu State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture,
No 1, Garden Avenue,
Enugu State.

Anambra State:
The Hon. Commissioner,
Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
ADP Compound, Kwata Junction,
Km 41 Enugu, Onitsha Express Road,
Anambra State.

Bida-Badeggi Staple Crop Processing Zone
Niger State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Abdulkarim Lafene Secretariat,
Niger State.

Kano-Jigawa Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kano State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kano State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
No 1, Bida Road, Off Post Office road, by Civic centre road,
Kano State.

Jigawa State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Jigawa State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Block B, New State Secretariat Complex,
Jigawa State.

Kebbi-Sokoto Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kebbi State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture,
Gwadan Gwaji State Secretariat Complex,
Birnin Kebbi,
Kebbi State.

Sokoto State:
The IFAD-CBARDP Coordinator,
ADP Premisis,
Abdullahi Fodio Road,
Sokoto State.

All application must be addressed and delivered to the above address. Applicants should ensure that the position applied for as well as State and the Zones are clearly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope.

Note: Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Closing Date

13th August, 2015.

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