Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – FMARD recruitment 2019


Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) – Primarily funded by the Federal Government, the Ministry currently superintends almost fifty parastatals operating as either key departments or agencies across the country.

The Ministry has 2 major departments namely 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 position below:

Job Title: National Procurement Officer

Location: Abuja

Background of employment for FMARD recruitment 2019

  • 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 small holder farmers particularly women and youths.
  • 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”.
  • Consequently, Expression of Interest (EOI) is hereby solicited from suitably qualified and interested candidates to participate in the EGN/IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD.VCDP).

Details for FMARD recruitment 2019

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

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.

Details of the contract:

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

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Main Responsibilities for FMARD recruitment 2019


  • 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 lFAD Procurement Guidelines, and building capacities of other Programme Implementing Partners.

Specific Duties for FMARD recruitment 2019

  • 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.
  • 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 lFAD 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.
  • 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 red reseal.

Qualification and Experience for FMARD recruitment 2019

  • 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.
  • Good writing skills and good Computer skills
  • Demonstrate team spirit, good interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Interpersonal and time management skills
  • 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

How to Apply for FMARD recruitment 2019

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) applications 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

Application Deadline  12 Noon; 6th January, 2020

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