Employment Opportunities at University of Port Harcourt

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested candidates for the following job positions at University of Port Harcourt:

Job Title: Senior Information Officer
Port Harcourt
Job Description

  • The successful candidates will be expected to join the production team of the Information, Publications and Public Relations Unit of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.
  • They would be deployed to the Proofreading Section and should also be ready to take on additional responsibilities as may be assigned to them from time to time.
  • In addition to their basic academic qualifications, candidates would also be evaluated on their demonstrated capacity to produce results under pressure.


  • The right candidates should possess good honours degrees in Mass Communications, English, Linguistics or Theatre Arts from recognized universities.
  • The job is very demanding and may require extra working hours to accomplish each job schedule.

Other Conditions:

  • Candidates must be computer literate and also hold membership of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and other relevant professional bodies.
  • Candidates applying for the job should possess not less than six (6) years post-qualification experience, excellent communication skills and good interpersonal relations, and must demonstrate team spirit in the line of duty.

Conditions of Service

  • Salary Grade Level: Successful candidates shall commence their career on CONTISS 09.
  • Other condition of service are as applicable in the Federal University system in Nigeria.

Job Title: Chief Procurement Officer
Port Harcourt

  • To head the Procurement Unit of the University of Port Harcourt.
  • To be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in all procurement matter.
  • To plan and implement all requirements of the University in line with Public Procurement Act, 2007.
  • To keep Procurement records of the University

Candidate must possess the following to be considered for the post:

  • First degree/HND in the following areas from a recognized University: Purchasing and Supply, Business Administration, Statistics, Financial Studies, Law, Computer Science, Accounting, Economics, Engineering/Technology, Marketing, Insurance, Quantity Surveying and other relevant disciplines.
  • At least [12] years post qualification experience and he/she must have worked as Head of Procurement Unit in a tertiary institution for a period not less than five [5) years.
  • Must have received the relevant training from the Bureau of Public and passed relevant examination(s).
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must have attained the rank of not below that of an Assistant Director.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria will be an added advantage.


  • Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager.
  • Knowledge of Sourcing and Procurement techniques as well as dexterity in “reading” the market.
  • Talent in negotiating and networking.
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management Software.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with members of staff.
  • Experience in collecting and Analysing data.
  • Strong Leadership capabilities.

Salary Scale
CONTISS 13 Step 1-9 = N3,632,404 ÷ 12 = N302,700.33

Application Closing Date

14th July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should be accompanied with, among others copies of the following documents, ten [10] copies each:

  • First School Leaving Certificate.
  • West African School Certificate/Professional Certificates [if any]
  • Degree Certificate/HND Certificate
  • National Youth Service Corp Certificate/Exemption Certificate
  • Birth Certificate of Age.
  • Evidence of Training by BPP
  • Acceptance of Retirement Letter for those already retired.

Detailed Application/Curriculum Vitae:

The Registrar,
University of Port Harcourt,
P.M.B 5323,
Port Harcourt,
Rivers State.

The envelope should be marked Senior Information Officer or Chief Procurement Officer; for the Attention of the Registrar. Candidates should request their referees to forward three [3] references on their behalf to the Registrar.

Note: Candidates invited for interview should bring along with them the originals of their credentials.

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