SIFMIS Material Management Application Specialist (Consultants) at the Rivers State Government

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and grants from the European Union (EU) towards the cost of implementing the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) project in some selected states in Nigeria. Rivers State is one of the beneficiaries of the credit/grant and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards this consultancy service for the engagement of:  Job Title: Material Management Application Specialist - Consultancy Services For State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) Reference No: RV/SFR/IC/AS/2018/02Location: RiversDetailsThis request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on june 12,2012.The consultant is required to assist and guide the State Government prepare, coordinate and successfully implement the SIFMIS using technologies that are simple and user friendly. A SIFMIS Unit is in place in the Office of the Accountant-General to managee the implementation of the roll out to MDAs and undertake change management together with the SIFMIS vendor and State officials who are expected to provide leadership forthe implementation to be successful.ObjectivesThe objective of the role of the SIFMIS Application Specialist is to provide technical support to the implementation of Material Management reforms under the SIFMIS programme with specific focus on the implementation of an automated Material Management and financial reporting system capable of addressing the long-term needs of all entities of Rivers State.In addition to providing technical expertise, the SIFMIS Application Specialist will provide support to the Office of the Accountant General and all procurement offices to create a culture for continuous improvement in public sector Material Management and to act as change agents and spearhead the introduction of the Management infrastructure in Government. The consultant is highly expected to take a “hands on” approach while undertaking activities on this assignment. 

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