Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) recruitment, August 2016

Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) recruitment, August 2016 – The Federal Government of Nigeria sought and obtained financial assistance from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group to support the implementation of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). The Project is aimed at reducing poverty by increasing access by the poor to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services on a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria. It also seeks to strengthen the capacity of the communities and Local Governments to adopt Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to address community level development challenges through the implementation of micro projects.

The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) which is domiciled in the Office of the Vice President is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the CSDP nationwide.

The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)  now invites interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply for the vacant job positions below:

Job Title: Procurement Specialist
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for procurement at FPSU including procurement planning design, implementation, management and training;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of bid document (inclusive of technical specifications) for the acquisition of goods/services;
  • Evaluation and selection of consultants and suppliers within agreed guide lines and processes;
  • Effectively manage all contracts and ensure that deliveries (quality/quantity/time) arc in line with contract provisions:
  • Ensure appropriate sanctions are applied on defaulting contractors;
  • Provide assistance to financial officers on contractual disbursement;
  • Ensure that SAs adhere strictly to procurement procedures and guidelines;
  • Provide technical assistance on procurement to CSDP State Agencies (SAs) which may require such support;
  • Provide assistance to financial officers on contractual disbursement;
  • Ensure that SAs adhere strictly to procurement procedures and guidelines:
  • Prepare and submit procurement status reports on a quarterly basis as part of financial monitoring report;
  • Prepare evaluation reports for all evaluation of goods and services;
  • Maintain comprehensive and up to date information on all procurement at the EPSU;
  • Facilitate the establishment of procurement data base for use on the project;
  • Identify, design and conduct in-house-training for SAs procurement staff in critical areas;
  • Ensure that procurement plans are implemented as scheduled;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Economics/Agricultural Economics. Business Management/Business Administration, Purchasing and Supply Engineering or related fields, wish at least twelve (12) years of relevant post-qualification experience in procurement with World Bank and/or other donor-assisted projects.
  • Knowledge on community contracting would be added advantage.
  • A good ability to use computer applications especially MS WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and MS Project arc necessary

Job Title: Management Information System Assistant
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Responsible fur operating, managing and maintaining the GIS facilities of the FPSU;
  • Assist the MIS Specialist;
  • Manage and track implementation of annual budget and work plan;
  • Assist its providing regular training on MIS:
  • Compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Providing advice on inter-state costing and price comparisons:
  • Assist in the production of poverty maps:
  • Responsible to the MIS Specialist and;
  • Any other duties assigned by the MIS Specialist or the National Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering related field with at least eight (8) years of post qualification experience in computer system management especially in the design and programming of information management system in a rural development funded organization.
  • Hardware systems maintenance skills are required.

Job Title: Management Information System Specialist
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for overall information system management for the project;
  • Advise on hardware network design and hardware (technical specifications) acquisition;
  • Establish information management system that is user friendly and web-based;
  • Maintain the data base for information documentation;
  • Design and install data management applications on the systems at FPSU:
  • Analyse the entire project data for use by Management guiding decision;
  • Ensure appropriate linkages between data application;
  • Work with the SAt to ensure consistency and comparability of information formats for collection and dissemination of data;
  • Identify, design and deliver training to MISS/MISAs;
  • Maintain Internet linkages and supplier relationship to ensure on-line communications between time CSDP and all states operating within the Project:
  • Establish and regularly update GIS poverty maps for all States benefiting from the CSDP intervention;
  • Prepare annual budget and work plan for the MIS and submit monthly, quarterly and annual report of performance
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the National Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Computer Science, Electronics/Electrical Engineering or related fields with at least twelve (12) years of post qualification experience in computer system management, especially in the design and programming of information management system in a rural development-related organization.
  • Hardware systems maintenance skills are required, Higher degree and/or post-graduate diploma will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Information Communication Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for advocacy, sensitization and communication activities of FPSU;
  • Facilitate advocacy on CDD at all levels;
  • Design strategies for the encouragement of Government and its Agencies to he more sympathetic and supportive towards the cause of the poor and the vulnerable;
  • Prepare budget estimates and annual work plan for communication activities at the FPSU;
  • Maintain links with and update knowledge of other Agencies’ programmes on advocacy, sensitization, awareness and communication:
  • Be responsible fur preparing periodic reports on progress in advocacy, mobilization and awareness, measured against the targets of annual work plans and legal funding requirements (e.g. IDA/Donor requirements);
  • Responsible for communication materials development;
  • Coordinate leaning events for Federal Project Steering Committee (FPSC) sod other stakeholders at National level;
  • Monitoring and coordination of information, Education and Communication activities;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Communication Arts, Information Science, Agricultural Extension, Rural Sociology or related fields, with at least eight (8) years of relevant experience in developing communication, advocacy and sensitization programmes and information strategies in rural development projects/programmes.
  • Experience with COD principles in a World Bank/Donor assisted project is desiable.
  • Higher degree, post-graduate diploma, computer literacy and/or membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Policy Analyst and Research Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the formulation of policy framework fur CDD and poverty reduction as emerging from project interventions;
  • Facilitate the sharing of local, national and international CDD experience with States and also share experiences across the States;
  • Support M&E Specialist to develop baseline data to guide tracking of project impact based on National Bureau Of Statistics (NBS)house hold surveys (NCS, DHS, GHS, CWIQ, etc);
  • Facilitate qualitative and quantitative studies which will ensure policy reforms that are necessary for addressing poverty reduction;
  • Assist in liaising/networking with other poverty intervention Ministries/Agencies
  • Facilitate capacity building in policy analysis for appropriate staff members of the EPSU and SAs.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a degree in Agriculture, Economics/Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Biological/Natural Sciences with at least twelve (12) years of post-qualification experience in research, policy formulation and analysis.
  • Possession of higher degrees, experience with computer packages and foreign funded projects will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Gender and Vulnerable Group Specialist
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Ensure the integration of vulnerable groups and gender sensitive policies and action plans in CSDP development plans;
  • Assist project team to design and incorporate appropriate vulnerable groups (including gender) issues into project activities;
  • Stimulate strategic approaches in the subject practice area tasking into account needs of location and equal opportunities to all beneficiaries, especially the GVG to exploit all-encompassing public goods;
  • Facilitate i complementing mainstreaming strategy with targeted intervention to promote social inclusiveness;
  • Liaise with the Policy Analyst and Research Officer to identify research needs emerging from COP implementation process, especially as it relates to inclusiveness in facilitation and implementation;
  • Develop innovative opportunities for integrating social safety nets in project implementation;
  • Prepare monthly. quarterly and annual reports of the department;
  • Prepare and cost yearly work programmes for mainstreaming gender and vulnerable groups’ activities into the FPSU and SAs programmes;
  • Develop, maintain and disseminate a comprehensive knowledge base on vulnerable group perspectives to promote staff awareness io the area and provide information as may he required for different purposes;
  • Maintains links with and update knowledge of other relevant agencies programs on mainstreaming vulnerable groups into development agent;
  • Influence processes through adoption of good practices learned from inter-agency collaboration;
  • Design strategies for the encouragement of the government and its agencies to be more sympathetic and supportive towards the cause of the vulnerable;
  • Any other duties assigned by the National Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Social Sciences, Natural Resource Sciences, Rural and Environmental Development, Agric Extension with at least twelve (12) years of post qualification experience part of which must have been spent in donor-driven CDD projects. Computer literacy experience in Gender/Vulnerable Mainstreaming and Safety nets will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Operations Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing technical assistance to State Project Agencies on the community development investment;
  • Assist in the review and supervision of support to community on community development plans and prepare appropriate reports;
  • Undertake revision of Operations Manual at Federal, State and Community level as may be necessary;
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator

Qualification and Experience

  • A first degree or equivalent in Engineering, Social Sciences, Biological and Natural Sciences Business Administration, Accountancy or related field with at least three (3) years post qualification experience in any area.
  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn and work extra hours and on week ends is a must.
  • Applicants are not expected to be more than 35 years as at the time of recruitment and not above Grade level 9 if recruited from the civil service.

Job Title: Administrative Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for management of all personnel matters such as training, annual leave, discipline, recruitment, welfare and general services;
  • Serve secretary to all meetings of the FPSU including Management, General and Ad hoc committees;
  • Responsible for supervising all Junior staff including clerical state drivers, cleaners, security and interns. NYSC among others;
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate record keeping, filing and documentation of all FPSU mails and correspondences;
  • Manage office assets, including vehicles, generating plants, office premises. etc.
  • Responsible for maintenance of office equipment, furniture and goods in the FPSU;
  • Responsible for collection and processing of utility bills for the FPSU;
  • Coordinate and collate monthly. quarterly and annual reports of FPSU activities; and
  • Any other duties as may he assigned by the National Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  • A first degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Social Sciences or Humanities with at least ten (10) years relevant post qualification experience Knowledge of MS computer packages is essential
  • Experience in personnel office management is necessary.

Job Title: Secretary
Location:
 Abuja
Slot: 2
Responsibilities

  • Support the FPSU as a Confidential Secretary
  • Provide secretarial assistance e.g. prepare all letters, memoranda or any requisite document for the Project;
  • Organize itinerary, meetings and related schedules;
  • Maintain adequate tiling system for all mails and correspondence of the FPSU;
  • Assist the National Coordinator in covering Steering Committee/Board Meetings;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator

Qualification and Experience

  • A degree/HND in Secretarial Administration, Computer skill, presentations, internet and Microsoft Office packages.
  • She/he must have at least 7 years secretarial experience.

Job Title: Cleaner
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Clean inside and outside of the office premises;
  • Be responsible to the Administrative Officer; and
  • Any other duties as may he assigned by the National coordinator

Qualification and Experience

  • The candidate must possess SSCE/WASC, GCE or other equivalent.

Job Title: Driver
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Drive personnel and moving goods/people between and within Abuja and outside.
  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of Vehicle
  • Be responsible to the Administrative Officer and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned bt the Nation Coordinator

Qualification and Experience

  • Candidates should possess at least Secondary School Certificate or OND in Automobile Engineering.
  • He/she must also have practical working knowledge of the Traffic Code and should be Driver/Mechanic with Driver’s license group C, D or E and good driving experience of not less than six (6) years, accident free.
  • Possession of Driver/Mechanic Trade Test II is an added advantage

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates from the public/civil service or private sector are invited to apply for the above position by writing an application with ten (10) copies of comprehensive CV each of which must be signed by the applicant.

Applicants should indicate on the top left hand side of the envelop the position applied for and submit their applications to the following address:
The National Coordinator,
Federal Project Support Unit,
Community and Social Development Project,
National Social Safety Nets Coordinator Office,
The Presidency,
14 Moussa Traore Crescent,
Off Thomas Sankara Street,
Asokor – Abuja.
Application Deadline  26th August, 2016.

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