Procurement Assistant, Planning Officer at Federal Ministry of Agriculture’ and Rural Development (FMARD)


Vacancies: Procurement Assistant, Planning Officer

The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD) Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Appointment of Project Staff for FGN/IFAD Value-Chain Development Programme (VCDP)

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture’ and Rural Development (FMARD) has been implementing the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)- assisted Value Chain Development Programme since 2014 in six (6) participating States of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba and in five (5) Local Government Areas each in all the States. In keeping with the provisions of the financing agreement between IFAD and Federal Ministry of Finance, the FMARD is implementation the programme through the national programme management unit.

The primary goal of VCDP is to reduce poverty and sustainably enhance accelerated economic growth, whilst the specific programme development objective (PDO) is to increase the incomes and enhance food security for 45.000 rural poor households engaged in. the production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the targeted LGAs of the six targeted States arc enhanced on a sustainable basis

Based on the progressive increase in workload of Staff and the need to further improve on Programme implementation, part of the credit will be applied to engage the services of the following additional officers to enhance technical assistance at the state level:

All positions are open to qualified persons including from the serving public officers

Successful candidates will be engaged for a period of one year ONLY and will work in the six participating States of ANAMBRA, BENUE, EBONYI, NIGER, OGUN AND TARABA.

Candidates engagement is subject to renewal, which will be based on satisfactory performance upon evaluation and availability of funds.

Position:     Procurement Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Examine request for procurement actions to ensure they are technically complete and in conformity with established national and international practice;
  • Reviewing specifications, drafting tender documents and issuing tender;
  • Preparing initial review of offers received, reviewing evaluations and submissions;
  • Finalizing procurement document in accordance with the decisions of the PRC;
  • Prepare technical and commercial correspondence to suppliers and divisions with reference to equipment to be purchased;
  • Investigate and identify potential sources of supply for equipment services required;
  • Embarking on follow-up, if necessary to ensure suppliers meet the ’LEAD TIME
  • In-charge of quotations and verification of same;
  • Keep stocks of equipments both incoming and outgoing;
  • Participates in preparation of AWPB for Procurement Unit and serves as regular link between Procurement Unit and M&E Unit;
  • Perform any other duties as requited.


  • First Degree or HND in Engineering, Law or Business Management;
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant post qualification work experience;
  • Experience working with Donor Assisted Projects;

Must be computer literate.

Position: Planning Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing planning, monitoring and evaluation support for efficient and effective implementation of donor assisted projects;
  • Participate in project preparation and appraisal, impact studies implementation completion review and analysis;
  • Participate in joint supervision missions to donor assisted projects/programmes;
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, meetings etc;
  • Participation in the review of technical reports from consultants and other sources;
  • Collaborates with other components on matters requiring statistical surveys, data collection and statistical interpretations;
  • Liaising with other relevant bodies and institutions such as the Universities, NBS etc;
  • Preparation of position papers on issues and policies covering all aspects of VCDP and FM ARD;
  • Accept other duties to be assigned from time to time by the PMEA and NPC.


  • A minimum of First Degree in Agricultural Economics or Economics or Statistics;
  • Minimum of 6 years post qualification work experience;
  • Work experience with Donor assisted Projects an advantage;
  • Must be computer literate.

Note: Working experience with International Donor Organizations will be an added advantage.


Interested candidates arc to submit their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of credentials to;

FGN/IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) National Office,

No. 4 Batna Close, off Agadez crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

“Applicants should please indicate the position they are applying for at the top right hand corner of the envelope”


The Closing date for submission of applications is 14th December, 2017.