Procurement Specialist The Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) through the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, plans to recruit qualified candidates for the services of:

Job Title:  Procurement Specialist

Location: Nigeria
Project: ISEMDP

Background/Project Objectives
The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has received a Loan from the African Development Fund to finance the Institutional Support for Economic Management and Delivery Project (ISEMDP). The Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the International Economic Relations Department of the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Bureau of Public Procurement, each being responsible for their respective component under the Project, in line with their statutory mandates shall be the implementing Agencies for the Project.

The principal objective of this Project is to strengthen economic and financial governance for achieving a stable macroeconomic environment, inclusive and sustained growth, and effective implementation and delivery of the national development plan. The specific objective of the Project is to develop institutional capacity in macroeconomic management, revenue mobilization, procurement, monitoring and evaluation, and performance and portfolio management and delivery.

The Project has four mutually reinforcing components: (a) enhancing economic management, (b) enhancing performance management and delivery, (c) strengthening domestic revenue mobilization and effectiveness in public procurement, and (d) project management support.

For effective management of this Project, a Project Steering Committee (PSC), Project Implementation Teams (PITs) within the various Components, and a Project Management Unit (PMU) will be set up. The PSC will be responsible for strategic oversight and policy guidance and monitoring portfolio performance. The PITs, to be appointed for each project component and/or subcomponents, will spearhead the day-to-day implementation of their respective Project activities in collaboration with the PMU. The PMU will coordinate project implementation services including manage procurement and financial management processes. and act as a secretariat to the PSC.

The Role

  • The Procurement Specialist should have an experienced record of accomplishment to manage and carry out the procurement activities required for implementation of the Project in accordance with the Peojects’ covenant documents such as the Financing Agreement and their supporting documentation, and African Development Bank Group or World Bank procurement rules, guidelines and procedures.

Education and Experience:

  • At least a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Marketing or related field.
  • Certification in procurement is desirable.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and administration in public sector, of which at least three years should be directly related to first-hand procurement and/or contracting experience at the international level.
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of the challenges in public procurement and project development projects funded by Development Partners.

Desired skills and abilities:

  • Membership of a recognized procurement-related institute, such as CIPS;
  • Experience with preparing complex packages like QCBS and ICB, and successfully completing such packages
  • Knowledge of/experience with Bank/other international development organizations’ procurement procedures;
  • Familiar with International Financial Institutions procurement procedures (AfDB, World Bank, EIB, IBD, etc.).
  • Full understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation;
  • Demonstrated high experience in contract management at managerial level;
  • Fluency in spoken English and ability to write lucid reports and documents in English is required
  • Proven track record in working effectively within multidisciplinary teams, recognize the value of sharing ideas, knowledge and information with others and takes personal responsibility for doing so;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, training experience, ability to identity and resolve policy and operational constraints;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently, or under minimum supervision;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated integrity objectivity and confidentiality.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Banks “Procurement Framework for Bank Group Funded Operations”, dated October 2015. which is available on the Bands website at

Working Condition
The assignment which is expected to commence in May/June2019, will be for a period of 36 months, subject to good performance assessed annually.

Application Closing Date
16:00 hours; 10th May, 2019.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates/consultants should send their Expressions of Interests, enclosed with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of relevant certificates and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:
The Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning,
C310310 Adekunle Fajuyi Street,
Central Business District,
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.

Attention : Director, Macroeconomics Analysis Department
All submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF to the email address:  Using the Job Title as the subject of the mail e.g – “Application for the Post of ISEMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist”.


  • Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address above during office hours from Monday to Friday, between 08.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will he acknowledged.

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