Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Jobs: Procurement Assistant

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has been implementing the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)- assisted Value Chain Development Programme since 2014 in six (6) participating States of Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba and in five (5) Local Government Areas each in all the States. In keeping with the provisions of the financing agreement between IFAD and Federal Ministry of Finance, the FMARD is implementation the programme through the national programme management unit.Based on the progressive increase in workload of Staff and the need to further improve on Programme implementation, part of the credit will be applied to engage the services of an additional officer to enhance technical assistance at the state level.  ObjectivesThe primary goal of VCDP is to reduce poverty and sustainably enhance accelerated economic growth, whilst the specific programme development objective (PDO) is to increase the incomes and enhance food security for 45,000 rural poor households engaged in the production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the targeted LGAs of the six targeted States are enhanced on a sustainable basis.Duties and ResponsibilitiesExamine request for procurement actions to ensure they are technically complete and in conformity with established national and international practice;Reviewing specifications, drafting tender documents and issuing tender;Preparing initial review of offers received, reviewing evaluations and submissions;Finalizing procurement document in accordance with the decisions of the PRC;Prepare technical and commercial correspondence to suppliers and divisions with reference to equipment to be purchased;Investigate and identify potential sources of supply for equipment and services required;Embarking on follow-up, if necessary to ensure suppliers meet the 'LEAD TIME'In-charge of quotations and verification of same;Keep stocks of equipment both incoming and outgoing;Participates in preparation of AWPB for Procurement Unit and serves as regular link between Procurement Unit and M&E Unit;Perform any other duties as required.

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