INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF PROJECT STAFF UNDER THE FGN/IFAD-VCDP PROJECT

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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT UNIT
N0.4 BATNA CLOSE OFF AGADEZ CRESCENT, OFF AMINU KANO CRESCENT, WUSE 2, ABUJA

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF PROJECT STAFF UNDER THE FGN/IFAD-VCDP PROJECT

(1.0)  BACKGROUND

(1.1)  In pursuant of the Federal Government Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) and the need to ensure self-sufficiency in domestic food production, the FGN/IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD-VCDP) under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was set up to support Federal Government’s strategic vision for growth and development through strengthening of the agricultural sector in order to increase food security, accelerate economic growth and reduce vulnerability for smallholder farmers particularly women and youths.

(1.2)  The Project Development Objective (PDO) initiative is anchored on promotion of Agriculture Productivity Enhancement on a sustainable basis, Incomes and food security of poor rural households engaged in the production, processing and marketing of Rice and Cassava in Six States of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi Niger, Ogun and Taraba States”.

(1.3)  Consequently, Expression of Interest (EOI) is hereby solicited from suitably qualified and interested candidates to participate in the FGN/IFAD VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (IFAD-VCDP).

(2.0)  SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

(2.1)  POSITION:

(2.1.1)         NATIONAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER

(2.1.2)         The National Procurement Officer (NPO) will be responsible for the coordination of the procurement of goods, works and services financed under the Project.

(2.2.0)         MAIN RESPONSIBILITY:

(2.2.1)         The procurement Officer would be responsible for the management of programme procurement activities as part of Programme Implementation arrangements, in accordance with relevant National and IFAD Procurement Guidelines, and building capacities of other Programme Implementing Partners.

(2.3.0)         Specific Duties:

  • Undertake procurement activity as per the draft Procurement Plan which provides the estimated costs and the basis for the procurement methods for each procurement item under the programme.
  • Prepare technical specifications for procurement of goods, works and services.
  • Prepare bidding documents, tender notices, and invitations for bids
  • Receive, open and evaluate bids, as well as finalize contracts
  • Administer contracts to ensure compliance with the contracts conditions, payment terms. Maintain all the records relating to procurement.
  • Maintain a separate records relating to complaints and their redressal.
  • Update periodically the Procurement Plan in agreement with the Programme-team to reflect the actual programme implementation needs and improvements in institutional capacity.
  • Ensure implementation of agreed procurement arrangements.
  • Prepare procurement implementation reports in accordance with the reporting requirements of IFAD and the Government for the NPMU and consolidated reports for the entire programme.
  • Providing guidance and supervision to the states, the beneficiaries and service providers.
  • Ensure that the procurement capacity of the states, beneficiaries and service providers is developed.

(2.4.0)         Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s or High Level University degree in Engineering, Finance, Management, Purchasing or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Strong background experience in successful carrying out procurement using similar procedures, method, specification etc.
  • Knowledge (at least four years (4)) of international accepted ‘best practice’ systems, the Nigerian Procurement Laws and guidelines and experience in working with Donor Founded Projects.
  • Good writing skills and good Computer skills.
  • Demonstrate team spirit, good interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Integrity and confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal and time management skills.

(2.5.0)         Reporting and Location:

The position will be based in the Headquarters, Abuja, but may involve occasional travel to participating States. The NPO will report directly to the NPC

(2.6.0)         Details of the Contract:

Two-year contract, renewable if the project is extended and based on performance.

(3.0) SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

(3.1)  The Expression of Interest (EOI) applications are to be submitted in ten (10) copies including one original and nine (9) photocopies, properly sealed and clearly marked at the top right hand cover “Expression Of Interest (Eoi) For The Recruitment Of National Procurement Officer Under FGN/IFAD-VCDP Project.” Each envelope should include a CV and an application letter with cover letter suited for the position being applied for. The sealed envelope should be addressed and delivered to:

The Permanent Secretary,

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

No. 1, Eldoret Close, Off Aminu Kano Crescent,

Wuse II – Abuja.

(4.0) CLOSURE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

(4.1) The submission of Expression of interest (EOI) shall close in the Headquarter at 12:00noon on 6 January, 2020

SIGNED:

PERMANENT SECRETARY