Taraba State Project Implementation Unit
Taraba State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (TARABA-RAAMP) came into being as a result of the Federal Government initiative in expanding the economic and financial base of rural farmers. Strategically, it is aimed at creating access to the rural of the rural villages to enhance productivity in Agriculture through value-addition.
The SPIU will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations and ensure compliance with procedures and relations with the PFMU, the SPMC, FPMU, IDA & AFD.
The main functions of the SPIU shall include but not limited to:
1. management of all project activities during the implementation (except for sub-component 3.2) including procurement, safeguards management, preparation of work plans and budgets, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
2. ensuring the sustainability of project’s rural transport investments through designing, implementing and promoting sound road maintenance practices, in coordination with Local Government Authorities (LGAs) whenever appropriate;
3. ensuring the alignment of project activities with the state’s rural development policies and contribute to the design and implementation of sound rural transport policies at the state level;
4. Providing the FPMU with periodic and accurate reporting and documentation about the status of project implementation, as required.
5. Act as the secretariat for the SPMC;
6. Prepare annual work plans, budgets, procurement plans, etc. and present to the SPMC for review and approval before submitting them to the FPMU, IDA &AFD;
7. Monitor implementation of the project at state level and prepare quarterly progress reports and submit them to the SPMC, FPMU, IDA &AFD
8. Hold an annual conference to present and evaluate the extent to which Project plan objectives have been achieved.
9. Launch a major information campaign aimed at internal and external stakeholders.
10. Liaise with FPMU with the objective of ensuring proper and timely provision of World Bank/AFD, and other donor resources and release of the state counterpart funds for the implementation of Project activities;
11. Carry out procurement activities in compliance with the World Bank procurement processes and procedures for the procurement of works, goods and services for rural transport activities within the state;
12. Promote broad dissemination of information on the Project activities and its components, directly and/or in all the beneficiary Local Governments with the objective of allowing all the communities and non-governmental organizations to understand the Project’s goals, guidelines, eligibility criteria, coverage and operational mechanisms, and encourage them to participate;
13. Provide technical assistance in launching rural participatory processes.
14. Ensure compliance with environmental guidelines for the approval and implementation of projects;
15. Prepare and submit accounting statements and carry out, through independent auditors, the annual financial audit of the Project, according to the frequency and terms of reference agreed with IDA/AFD;
16. Establish and operate a computerized MIS for Project monitoring and evaluation, including data on projects and financial transactions/disbursements;
17. Prepare or contract out studies to evaluate the impact of projects and provide feedback on the implementation process through:
(i) Annual physical performance studies, to assess the quality and sustainability of projects financed most frequently by the Project and (ii) Detailed evaluation, to be carried out at mid-term review, including consultations and impact evaluation (baseline and final evaluation).
- World Bank
- Agence Française de Développement
- Federal Government of Nigeria
- Taraba State Government
STATE PROJECT COORDINATOR