Local Government Desk Officer (LGDO) at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in Collaboration with International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is implementing a Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise in the Niger Delta States (LIFE-ND).

To facilitate implementation of the project, the partners want qualified and competent personnel to fill the underlisted position:

Job Position: Local Government Desk Officer (LGDO)
Job Location: 
Job Type: Contract (1 year)
Office: State Project Coordination 

Main Responsibilities

  • The Local Government Desk Officer will facilitate the linkage between the SPCO and community members including the targeted agri-enterprise groups/incubators and the CADAs.
  • He/she will function as the project focal person in the LGA.

Specific Duties

  • Facilitate and participate in the sensitization of the existing CADAs, enterprise groups, traditional rulers, opinion leaders, youth and women leaders and influential community members to foster understanding on the new direction of LIFE project
  • Promote the formation of the new CADAs where they do not exist which will serve as apex associations of enterprise groups formed at the community level.
  • Participate in the monitoring and supervision of the project activities in the LGA.
  • Assist in profiling the existing and new agri-enterprise groups, incubators and CADAs in the LGA.
  • Undertake any other assignment given by SPCO.

Qualification and Experience

  • HND or Bachelor in Agriculture, with at least 5 years’ experience working with farmers and agri-enterprises as an extension agent. Must be staff of the LGC Department of Agriculture.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications with detailed CV of not more than 5 pages to the following addresses: infor@vcdpnigeria.org , vcdpnpmu@gmail.com , lifend2019@gmail.com

Note: This contracted appointment is for a period of one (1) year in the first instance, renewable subject to satisfactory performance acceptable to FGN/IFAD.