Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP) Recruitment for Project Manager (Agriculture)
The Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP) is a comprehensive effort that will help propel Ogun into a high-income State that is inclusive and sustainable. The program will lift Ogun’s gross national income and raise per capita income, meeting the World Bank’s threshold for the high-income state.
The purpose of OGSTEP is to increase the participation of the private sector in the economy of Ogun State with a focus on improving the business-enabling environment, strengthening agri-food value-chains, and upgrading skills. OGSTEP, along with the Government State Development Program (SDP) serves to achieve economic development in the state.
OGSTEP builds upon the policy directions, strategies and programs of the SDP (organized around five cardinal programs covering agriculture production and industrialization, infrastructure and rural development, education, health, and affordable housing and urban renewal) and aims to accelerate strategic reforms and public investments to enable greater private sector participation in the State’s economy.
Consequent to the above, it will increase the State revenue and help achieve the Government Transformation Program. Ogun State is also focusing on governance as a cross-cutting area to improve government efficiency in the delivery of key SDP outcomes and to ensure the sustainability of these outcomes through results-driven financing of the cardinal programs.
The Program proposes to support a subset of the overall expenditure program of the State that is related to the SDP’s cardinal objective of agricultural production and industrialization, alongside skills development and improved public sector performance. With the combined use of result-based financing and technical assistance, the World Bank is well-positioned to support Ogun State in implementing the SDP.
The Program funding will consist mainly of IDA credit (World Bank Group) and will be disbursed base on the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) in components/Result areas. The program will last for a period of five (5) years all things being equal.
Application are invited for:
Job Title: Project Manager (Agriculture)
Project Title: Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP)
Reports to: Project Coordinator on the day to day implementation of the project and periodically to the Sector Head (Honourable Commissioner) on strategic issues discussed at the level of the Project Steering Committee or Project Technical Committee
Duration of Employment: 2 Years (Renewable upon satisfactory performance)
Nature of Assignment
Project Managers are being engaged for the Implementation Phase of this project and as such successful candidate shall work fulltime at the Project Offices, reporting directly to the Project Coordinator on the day to day implementation of the project and to the Sector Head (Hon. Commissioner of the Implementing Agency) on strategic issues discussed at the level of the Project Steering Committee or Project Technical Committee.
Scope of Work:
The main responsibilities of the Project Manager (Agric.) will be to develop value chains, improve agricultural land management and the development of a management framework for the FRILIA principles. He will manage and oversee other Consultants who would be engaged under the P4R program. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing a productive alliance to link farmers to the market.
Recruitment Qualifications/ Competencies
Minimum Master degree in Agriculture (All areas of Agriculture) Agricultural Engineering other relevant fields;
- 10 years’ post-graduation relevant work experience in designing, implementing, and supervising development programs for the public sector, five (5) of which must be in a Project Management Office environment (PMO/PIU)
- Experience of working with the Nigerian federal and state governments, in particular the Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environment
- Experience of working with international organizations, bilateral donors and international financial institutions;
- Proven ability to draft, edit and produce written proposals and result focused report.
- Proven experience working with government, civil society, international organizations, and donor Agencies.
- Proficiency in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Office packages, Cloud computing, SharePoint, etc.
Application Closing Date
25th January 2020.
How to Apply
Applications will be considered from individuals. Interested applicants must submit applications by following the instruction given below:
Download and Fill the Standard CV template
Go to the application form page above, fill the form and upload your completed Standard CV template
Interested consultants are advised to strictly follow the instructions leading to the final submission of their application online through the given links. In addition to following in details the instructions online, Expressions of Interest letters and a copy of their CVs are to be sent to the email stated below in this advert.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Project Coordinator (PC),
Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP)
c/o Permanent Secretary’s Office,
Ogun State Ministry of Budget & Planning
State Secretariat, Oke Mosan,
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.