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
(1.1) 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)
(2.1.1) 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:
(2.4.0) Qualification and Experience
(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