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Rural Infrastructure Coordinator (RIC)

Job Description

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

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) – To facilitate the implementation of the project, the partners want qualified and competent personnel to fill the position below:

Job Title: Rural Infrastructure Coordinator (RIC)

Location : Port Harcourt, Rivers

Job Type: Contract (1 year)

Unit/Office: Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

The Rural Infrastructure Coordinator will provide technical guidance and back stop the state Rural Infrastructure Officers, the LGA Engineers, and the beneficiaries and relate with relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of market infrastructure development.

Specific Duties

Ensure that the preparatory activities and implementation of the infrastructure interventions are in accordance with project dictates, progressing according to the works schedule.

Develop a detailed action plan to implement the various market infrastructure activities proposed in close consultation with the key stakeholders.

Participate in the procurement of contractors and consultants and oversee their activities.

Develop appropriate market infrastructure implementation manual. Prepare and also vet engineering designs and estimates for market infrastructure.

Provide assistance and practical advice to participating states and LGAs in the design of works and procurement of contractors, and supervision and monitoring of works.

Develop eligibility criteria for the selection of cost efficient, technically achievable and sustainable market infrastructure at the state level.

Identify the skill gap of engineers and other implementers and develop capacity building activities to bridge the gap.

Develop an operation and maintenance structure/system for market infrastructure with relevant partners.

Prepare consolidated quarterly progress and monitoring reports.

Reporting and Location

The position will be in the RPCO located in Port Harcourt. The RIC will report directly to the PC.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced degree in Civil Engineering or similar discipline; A COREN registration is a must.

Implementation experience in a broad range of rural infrastructure (repair, rehabilitation, construction and maintenance of: water supply, retention, drainage and sanitation systems and associated works such as washing facilities; small-scale irrigation works; agro processing and storage structures; other small buildings; and rural community access and feeder roads and small bridges and drainage structures).

A minimum of seven years field experience working with rural communities in planning, budgeting, constructing, maintaining and monitoring rural – market infrastructure.

Ability to communicate with and present clear and concise instructions and guidelines to village representatives with basic education levels.

Experience with IFAD or international donor projects.

Application Closing Date: April 16, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications with detailed CV of not more than 5 pages to the following email 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.


Job Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job type: Contract/Consultancy
Salary: Negotiable
Minimum Experience: 3-4 years
Deadline: April 16, 2019