Procurement Specialist

Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)

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The Federal Government of Nigeria sought and obtained financial assistance from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group to support the implementation of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). The Project is aimed at reducing poverty by increasing access by the poor to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services on a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria. It also seeks to strengthen the capacity of the communities and Local Governments to adopt Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to address community level development challenges through the implementation of micro projects. 


The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) which is domiciled in the Office of the Vice President is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the CSDP nationwide. 



  • Be responsible for procurement at FPSU including procurement planning design, implementation, management and training;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of bid document (inclusive of technical specifications) for the acquisition of goods/services;
  • Evaluation and selection of consultants and suppliers within agreed guide lines and processes;
  • Effectively manage all contracts and ensure that deliveries (quality/quantity/time) arc in line with contract provisions:
  • Ensure appropriate sanctions are applied on defaulting contractors;
  • Provide assistance to financial officers on contractual disbursement;
  • Ensure that SAs adhere strictly to procurement procedures and guidelines;
  • Provide technical assistance on procurement to CSDP State Agencies (SAs) which may require such support;
  • Provide assistance to financial officers on contractual disbursement;
  • Ensure that SAs adhere strictly to procurement procedures and guidelines:
  • Prepare and submit procurement status reports on a quarterly basis as part of financial monitoring report;
  • Prepare evaluation reports for all evaluation of goods and services;
  • Maintain comprehensive and up to date information on all procurement at the EPSU;
  • Facilitate the establishment of procurement data base for use on the project;
  • Identify, design and conduct in-house-training for SAs procurement staff in critical areas;
  • Ensure that procurement plans are implemented as scheduled;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator


Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Economics/Agricultural Economics. Business Management/Business Administration, Purchasing and Supply Engineering or related fields, wish at least twelve (12) years of relevant post-qualification experience in procurement with World Bank and/or other donor-assisted projects.
  • Knowledge on community contracting would be added advantage.
  • A good ability to use computer applications especially MS WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and MS Project arc necessary


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates from the public/civil service or private sector are invited to apply for the above position by writing an application with ten (10) copies of comprehensive CV each of which must be signed by the applicant.


Applicants should indicate on the top left hand side of the envelop the position applied for and submit their applications to the following address:


The National Coordinator,

Federal Project Support Unit,

Community and Social Development Project,

National Social Safety Nets Coordinator Office,


The Presidency,

14 Moussa Traore Crescent,

Off Thomas Sankara Street,

Asokor - Abuja.

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Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)

Job Level

Vocational/Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Labour




Vocational Trade and Services

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years