Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) 2019/2020 recruitment for National Procurement Officers

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Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) – Primarily funded by the Federal Government, the Ministry presently superintends nearly fifty parastatals working as both key departments or companies throughout the nation. The Ministry has 2 main departments particularly Technical and Service Departments. Technical Departments: Agriculture (Trees and Crops), Fisheries, Livestock, Land Resources, Fertilizer, Food Reserve & Storage and Rural Development. Service Departments: Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, PPAS (Plan, Policy, Analysis & Statistics) and Co-operatives

Applications are invited for the place under:

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Job Title: National Procurement Officer

Location: Abuja


  • In pursuant of the Federal Government Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) and the necessity to guarantee self-sufficiency in home meals manufacturing, the FGN/IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD-VCDP) below the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was set as much as help Federal Government’s strategic imaginative and prescient for development and improvement by means of strengthening of the agricultural sector so as to extend meals security, speed up financial development and scale back vulnerability for small holder farmers significantly girls and youths.
  • The Project Development Objective (PDO) initiative is anchored on promotion of Agriculture Productivity Enhancement on a sustainable foundation, Incomes and meals security of poor rural households engaged within the manufacturing, processing and advertising and marketing of Rice and Cassava in Six States of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi Niger, Ogun and Taraba States”.
  • Consequently, Expression of Interest (EOI) is hereby solicited from suitably certified and candidates to take part within the EGN/IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD.VCDP).


  • The National Procurement Officer (NPO) might be accountable for the coordination of the procurement of items, works and companies financed below the Project.

Reporting and Location:

  • The place might be primarily based within the Headquarters, Abuja, however might contain occasional journey to taking part States. The NPO will report on to the NPC.

Details of the contract:

  • Two-year contract renewable if the challenge is prolonged and primarily based on performance.

Main Responsibilities

  • The procurement Officer could be accountable for the administration of programme procurement actions as half of Programme implementation preparations, in accordance with related National and lFAD Procurement Guidelines, and constructing capacities of different Programme Implementing Partners.

Specific Duties

  • Undertake procurement exercise as per the draft Procurement Plan which gives the estimated prices and the idea for the procurement strategies for every procurement merchandise below the programme.
  • Update periodically the Procurement Plan in settlement with the Programme workforce to mirror the precise programme implementation wants and enhancements in institutional capability.
  • Ensure implementation of agreed procurement preparations.
  • Prepare procurement implementation reports in accordance with the reporting necessities of lFAD and the Government for the NPMU and consolidated reports for your complete programme.
  • Providing steering and supervision to the states, the beneficiaries and service suppliers.
  • Ensure that the procurement capability of the states, beneficiaries and service suppliers is developed.
  • Prepare technical specs for procurement of items, works and companies.
  • Prepare bidding paperwork, tender notices, and invites for bids
  • Receive, open and consider bids, in addition to finalize contracts
  • Administer contracts to make sure compliance with the contracts circumstances, fee phrases.
  • Maintain all of the data referring to procurement.
  • Maintain a separate data referring to complaints and their purple reseal.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s or High-Level University degree in Engineering, Finance, Management, Purchasing or equal {qualifications}.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of related post-qualification expertise.
  • Good writing expertise and good Computer expertise
  • Demonstrate workforce spirit, good interpersonal and battle administration expertise
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Interpersonal and time administration expertise
  • Strong background expertise in profitable finishing up procurement utilizing comparable procedures, technique, specification and many others.
  • Knowledge {at the very least 4 years (4)} of worldwide accepted ‘best practice’ programs, the
  • Nigerian Procurement Laws and tips and expertise in working with Donor Founded Projects

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) purposes in ten (10) copies together with one unique and 9 (9) photocopies, correctly sealed and clearly marked on the prime right-hand cowl “Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Recruitment of National Procurement Officer Under FGN/IFAD-VCDP Project.” Each envelope should embody a CV and an Application Letter with Cover Letter suited for the place being utilized 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

Application Deadline  12Noon; sixth January, 2020



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