Zonal Procurement Officer Recruitment at FMARD

The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a loan front the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the implementation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase-I (ATASP-I). The ATASP-I will contribute to the objectives of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government by addressing the constraints of Rice. Sorghum and Cassava value chains in four staple crop processing zones of Adani-Omor, Bida-Badeggi, Kano-Jigawa and Kebbi-Sokoto.

The Program comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Infrastructure Development; Commodity Value Chain Development; and Program Management. The specific objective of the program is to contribute to food and nutrition security, employment generation, and wealth creation along the priority commodity value chains.

The Program will be implemented through four (4) Zonal Offices. The Zones are: Adani-Omor with Head Office at Awka: Bida-Badeggi with Head Office at Bida; Kano-Jigawa with Head Office at Kano and Kebbi-Sokoto with Head Officer at Birnin Kebbi.

For effective Zonal Program take-off the ATASP-I is constituting a Zonal Program Coordination ream (ZPCT) at each of the 4Nos Zonal Program Head Offices. Consequently, part of the proceeds of the ATASP-I loan will be applied to engage the services of Officers at each of the four (4) Zonal Program Head Offices:

Job Position: Zonal Procurement Officer

Location: Nigeria

Slot: 4

Main Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Zonal Program Coordinator, the Zonal Procurement Officer will ensure the effective and efficient conduct of all procurement activities in the zone, in full compliance with the requirements and procedures of the AfDB and the Federal Government of Nigeria, where applicable.

Specific Duties
Specific responsibilities of the Zonal Procurement Specialist will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implement procurement procedures for the project in accordance with AfDB and FGN requirements, where applicable.
  • Prepare a Zonal Procurement Plan for the program, in consultation with other members of the ZPCT.
  • Prepare and update the zonal annual procurement plans to be included in the program’s Annual and Quarterly Work Plans and Budgets.
  • Preparation of relevant inputs to standard bidding documents, such as TORs, specifications and Bills of Quantities and participate in the bidding/tendering processes for the procurement of works, goods and services following AfDB Procurement Rules and Procedures in addition to FGN procurement regulations as applicable.
  • Provide support iii all stages of the procurement process.
  • Participate in project management meetings and AfDB supervision missions, including the preparation of all information required for the meetings and missions. In particular the procurement records for facilitating post-procurement reviews.
  • Keep and maintain up-to-date procurement records in line with AfDB requirements.
  • Carry out any other activities that are assigned by the Zonal Program Coordinator and/or the Procurement Specialist on the NPCT.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, or Accounting/Finance or Architecture or Engineering or equivalent with proven track record and/or specialized training in procurement.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience as a procurement officer in a multilateral donor funded project or program; experience with a procurement authority will also be considered.
  • Familiarity with AfDB procurement procedures is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor his/her own works plan, including meeting deadlines.
  • Self motivated with ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Excellent team player with interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in English language with excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of AfDB and or FGN procurement rules and procedures will be added advantage.

Location and Reporting

Officers of the ATASP-1 will be located at the Zonal Program Headquarters, reporting to their respective Zonal Program Coordinators.

Terms of Appointment

Maximum of five years, renewable every year subject to satisfactory performance. The performance criteria will be the indicator for assessing every officer.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit ten (10) copies of his/her application. All application should be addressed to the following addresses, depending on the State and Stable Crop Processing Zone of Interest:

Adani-Omor Stable Crop Processing Zone
Enugu State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture,
No 1, Garden Avenue,
Enugu State.

Anambra State:
The Hon. Commissioner,
Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
ADP Compound, Kwata Junction,
Km 41 Enugu, Onitsha Express Road,
Anambra State.

Bida-Badeggi Staple Crop Processing Zone
Niger State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Niger State Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Abdulkarim Lafene Secretariat,
Niger State.

Kano-Jigawa Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kano State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kano State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
No 1, Bida Road, Off Post Office road, by Civic centre road,
Kano State.

Jigawa State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Jigawa State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Block B, New State Secretariat Complex,
Jigawa State.

Kebbi-Sokoto Stable Crop Processing Zone
Kebbi State:
The Permanent Secretary,
Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture,
Gwadan Gwaji State Secretariat Complex,
Birnin Kebbi,
Kebbi State.

Sokoto State:
The IFAD-CBARDP Coordinator,
ADP Premisis,
Abdullahi Fodio Road,
Sokoto State.

All application must be addressed and delivered to the above address. Applicants should ensure that the position applied for as well as State and the Zones are clearly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope.

Note: Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Closing Date

13th August, 2015.

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