The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is responsible for developing the agriculture sector of the Nigerian economy, with a view to growing the sector, driving income growth, accelerate food and nutrition security, generating employment and transforming Nigeria into a leading global food market, through the commodity value chain concept of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA).
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:
National Project Accountant
The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Project ID No: P-NG-AA-003; for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) 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 Programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Programme Management. The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains. The FMARD is re-constituting a National Programme Coordination Team (NPCT) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja and some key zonal staff to effectively coordinate the ongoing activities of the project, Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of the National Project Accountant at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.
Qualifications and Experience
Term of Appointment
Successful candidates will be required sign a performance contract for one year initially, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicators for assessing every officer.
Applicants should submit Ten (10) copies of his/her Application in one envelope. Each copy of the application should include a CV and an Application Letter/Cover Letter as to why they are best suited for the role being applied for.
All Applications should be addressed and delivered to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Attention: The Head, Project Coordinating Unit,
No.1 Capital Drive, FCDA Secretariat,
Area 11, Garki,