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The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is recruiting for fulltime Financial Management Consultant.

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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: Financial Management Consultant

Specialization: Accounting / Auditing

Industry: Government / Defence

Job Type: Full Time

Experience: 7 year(s)

Qualification HND, Bachelor's Degree, PGD / Master's Degree

Location Abuja, Enugu, Kogi, Nassarawa

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:

  • Agricultural Market Development which includes Support to value addition and market linkages, Support to market infrastructure):
  • Small Holders Production Enhancement which includes (Support to farmers organization and Support to small holders production) and
  • Programme Management and Coordination.

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:

  • National Programme Management Unit, Abuja
  • Enugu State Programme Management Unit, Enugu
  • Nasarrawa State Programme Management Unit, Keffi.
  • Kogi State Programme Management Unit, Lokoja

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

  • Ensure the Programme's financial procedures, as detailed in the Programme Implementation and Financial Manuals, are strictly adhered to by all Programme staff and implementing partners at the national and state levels
  • Carry out implementation support visit to the states to inspect financial records and books
  • Render capacity building services
  • Establish an accounting system that ensures installation of good and complete chart of accounts, and maintain all relevant books of accounts that ensures complete recording and reporting of all financial and non-financial transactions of the Programme at all levels
  • Carry out the installation and management of sound Integrated Financial Management Information System (Computerized Accounting) at both the NPMU and SPMU
  • Carry out review of Programme's financial procedures manual.

 

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

7 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience
The requisite qualifications of the Individual Consultant shall include the following:

  • Individual Consultants with a Master's or higher-level University Degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Management, Finance, Economics or other relevant fields
  • A professional qualification (ACA, ANAN, ACCA) with at least 6 years of post-qualification experience
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in management team of Donor Funded Projects
  • Strong working knowledge of both national and international accounting procedures
  • Strong computer skills, spread-sheets, and other relevant accounting packages
  • Working knowledge of banking and financial control procedures
  • Computer literacy is required.

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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About The Federal Ministry Of Agriculture And Rural Development (fmard)

  • Type: Public
  • Headquarters: 1 Capital Drive, Area 11, FCDA Garki – Abuja Nigeria

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