The World Bank Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Improvement Project (APPEALS) Project seeks to catalyse improved livelihood through increased agro-processing and significant growth in productivity. Eligible beneficiaries are small farmer groups or cooperative societies, small and medium commercial farmers, and youth and women. The project aims to increase value addition of priority agricultural value chains in six states, including Kaduna.
The Project Implementation Unit for the APPEALS Project requires the following key staff:
Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (State)
Functions and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the State Project Coordinator respectively, the incumbent will be responsible for generation of project specific information on progress, processes and performance. Analyses and aggregation of data generated at various levels to track progress, process quality and project
sustainability. S/He will also document and disseminate feedback and key lessons learnt to relevant users and stakeholders.
Specific duties of the position will include:
i) implement monitoring and evaluation of results and impact of the project
ii) track performance indicators and develop operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data feeding into the result framework.
iii) Develop Management Information System (MIS) for the project.
iv) Conduct impact evaluation and beneficiary assessments.
v) Produce and disseminate periodic progress reports.
vi) Undertake relevant surveys as may be required.
vii) Assist the State Project Coordinator in the preparation of Workplan and Budget.
viii) Initiate Project M&E workshops and training for Project Officers.
ix) Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the State Project Coordinator.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
I) Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Agricultural Extension or other relevant degree.
ii) Ph.D is an added advantage
iii) At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of developmental projects
iv) Excellent knowledge of statistics and research methodology, including skills in sampling techniques and use of computer software for statistical and other relevant applications;
v) Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
vi) Demonstrated ability in report writing and presentation
All applications should be submitted not later than 12noon on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 to the:
Office of the Commissioner
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Yakubu Gowon Way, Kaduna.