Niger State Government Latest Recruitment

Niger State Government  is one of the 36 states in Nigeria. It was formed in 1976, situated in the North Central geo-political zone with the largest landmass covering about 86,000km2. The state has about 25 local government areas with Minna as the state capital, major cities include Bida, Kontagora, and Suleja .

The state is named after the River Niger. Two of Nigeria’s major hydroelectric power stations, the Kainji Dam and Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State, along with the new Zungeru Dam.

Niger State Government is recruiting into the vacant positions. All Interested candidates are advised to go through available positions carefully and submit their applications appropriately before the deadline.

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Job Description:

The Government of Niger State has applied for the financial assistance from the ISDB to reconstruct 82KM Minna-Bida road. This would increase on ridding quality, increase capacity of the road and link to the Federal roads (Minna-Lambatta-Suleja and Bida-Lambatta-Suleja).

The rationale of the Project includes the following:

  • Increase movement of goods and services, 
  • Reduce accident rates, 
  • Revenue generation, 
  • Improve access to health facilities and
  • Improve access to markets.

Project Components
Government of Niger State palns to reconstruct the existing Minna-Kataeregi-Bida in Niger State. The scope of the project includes:

  • Reconstruction of existing carriageway
  • Dualization of carriageway (82KM) with interchange at Minna and Bida terminals
  • Construction of 2 Nox toll plazas with shopping arcade
  • Construction of pedestrian bridges
  • Construction of social development initiatives (schools, market, water points, health facilities); and
  • Maintenance Programme and Capacity Building  for Project staff.

The Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities

Job Role
Duties includes but not limited to the following:

  • Administratively responsible to the PC
  • To understudy the Procurement Consultant with a view to eventually takeover after the 24 month contract duration;
  • Manages the project procurement through implementing all policies and procedures related to procurement activities & ensuring that the procurement guidelines and provisions are followed in all the project transactions;
  • Develops procurement tools, such as standard format for Terms Of Reference, Technical Specifications, customized contracts for staff and other individual consultants
  • Post “Specific Procurement Notices” (SPN) and “Requests for Expressions of Interest” (EOD) for goods and consulting services, respectively. ( Undertakes necessary advertisement on annual and periodic basis;
  • Undertakes procurement activities, such as preparing/reviewing technical specifications for goods and terms of reference for consulting services; preparing bidding documents; writing evaluation reports; providing necessary assistance and tools for conducting evaluation processes; etc.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must possess a Degree in a relevant field of study including Engineering, Procurement, Purchasing & Supply, Law, Quantity Survey, or any other Social Science;
  • Must have above 4 years experience in procurement or related assignments;
  • Experience in Multilateral Banks finance Project is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills

Project Coordinator

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Job Description:
  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities

Job Role

  • The Project Coordinator will be charged with ensuring that the operational, monitoring, reporting, financial management, procurement as well as outreach and communication requirements of the project are implemented in accordance with the project implementation manual and the loan agreement.

The duties includes but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring effective coordination ith agencies / institutions responsible for the implementation of project components, liasion with the BA as well as coordinate communication with bank.
  • Seeking input from the executing agencies and project steering committee on (i) The annual work program and budget (ii) The design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation studies  and (iii) On technical issues arising in its oversight of implementation of project components and subcomponents.
  • Preparing annual and quarterly work programs, budge procurement plan and cash flow projections
  • Providing technical input to strategies documents, analytical work, initiatives geared to improve the business environment and increase enterprise growth in close collaboration with the implementing agencies. 
  • Oversee preparation, submit, and recommend in a timely manner, accurate and reliable project implementation progress reports, which financial statements, etc. 
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Must be a Civil Engineer registered with NSE and COREN 
  • A Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering or related disciplines with at least 5 years’ experience in managing projects programs. 
  • Detailed knowledge of design, implementation arrangement and monitoring and evaluation of Multilateral Bank’s financed projects 
  • Strong project management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance develop work plans and manage budgets and project expenditures 
  • Good understanding of Multilateral Bank’s processes and procedures is an added advantage
  • Well-developed leadership, inter-personal, communication and negotiating skills, as well as ability to work effectively in team
  • Excellent computer skills.

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Communication Officer

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Job Description:

Project Components
Government of Niger State palns to reconstruct the existing Minna-Kataeregi-Bida in Niger State. The scope of the project includes:

  • Reconstruction of existing carriageway
  • Dualization of carriageway (82KM) with interchange at Minna and Bida terminals
  • Construction of 2 Nox toll plazas with shopping arcade
  • Construction of pedestrian bridges
  • Construction of social development initiatives (schools, market, water points, health facilities); and
  • Maintenance Programme and Capacity Building  for Project staff.

The Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities.

Duties
Duties includes but not limited to the following:

  • Administratively responsible to the PC.
  • Lead, develop and support implementation of Development Communications strategy and outreach plan for the project.
  • In close teaming with other team members and Stakeholders, develop and ensure timely implementation of a work plans on communication and Outreach.
  • Oversees the development of appropriate communication and outreach materials, such as publications, posters, banners, flyers, fabrics, T-Shirts and brochures, amongst others, for the various targets groups. Support the creation and administration of communication outlets for the project, such as a website, etc.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Must possess a Degree in relevant field of study or its equivalent.
  • Must have above 4 years experience in communication related assignment.
  • Experience in Multilateral Banks finance Project is an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Project Engineer

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Job Description:

Project Components
Government of Niger State palns to reconstruct the existing Minna-Kataeregi-Bida in Niger State. The scope of the project includes:

  • Reconstruction of existing carriageway
  • Dualization of carriageway (82KM) with interchange at Minna and Bida terminals
  • Construction of 2 Nox toll plazas with shopping arcade
  • Construction of pedestrian bridges
  • Construction of social development initiatives (schools, market, water points, health facilities); and
  • Maintenance Programme and Capacity Building  for Project staff.

The Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities

Duties
Duties includes but not limited to the following:

  • Prepares ToRs and recruit engineering design and supervision form as the case may be 
  • Recruit contractors for the intervention site under guidance of the Procurement expert
  • Monitors the day-to-day intervention site design and construction activities.
  • Counter sign payment certificates after join measurement of works with the supervising consultant or Resident Engineer’s representative
  • Report on the progress of works
  • Enures that intervention site redesign and amendments by consultant are carried out accordingly
  • Provides advice to management on technical issues concerning the project
  • Ensures that post Contraction maintain work is planned budgeted and carried out, documented and monitored accordingly, etc.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Must be a Civil Engineer registered with NSE or COREN
  • Must have above 10 years experience in supervising road construction Projects
  • Experience in Multilateral Bank finance Project is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills
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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Job Description:

The Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities.

Job Role
Duties includes but not limited to the following:

  • Administratively responsible to the project coordinator.
  • Establish an effective and participatory M&E system
  • Based on the project budgets, design a framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
  • Guide project staff and consultants/Contractors in preparing their progress reports.
  • Together, analyse these reports in terms of problems and actions needed.
  • Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management to submit to the EA, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing
  • Review monitoring reports, analyse them for impact evaluation and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation
  • Collaborate with project staff and Consultants Contractors on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts.
  • Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project loan agreement and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of the project M&E plan, etc.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Must possess a Degree in relevant field of study or its equivalent
  • Must have above 4 years experience in monitoring and evaluation or related assignments
  • Experience in Multilateral Banks finance Project is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills.

Project Accountant

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Job Description:

The Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities

Job Role
Duties includes but not limited to the following:

  • Administratively responsible to the PC and technically responsible to the Head PFMU
  • Prepare the budget (in consultation with key members of the PFMU/SPIU) for the fiscal year based on the approved work plan.
  • Maintains and updates all accounting records promptly in line with approved accounting standards and in line with the Bank’s requirement and Government’s regulations
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports, (.e. monthly, semester and annually) in the formats agreed with the Bank within the stipulated submission deadline.
  • Ensure relevant books and records are maintained, including appropriate records for advances.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Must possess a Degree in relevant field of study or its equivalent and registration with professional bodies.
  • Must have above 4 years’ experience in Accounting
  • Experience in Multilateral Banks finance Project is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills.

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Environmental and Safeguard Officer

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Job Description:

The Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Objectives of the assignment are to provide professional advice and management support to the SPMU  to effectively implement the project. In order to achieve these objective, the SPMU staff would carry out, broad scope of project management activities

Duties
Duties includes but not limited to the following

  • Administratively responsible to the PC
  • Review all EA Documents prepared by consultants and ensure adequacy under the Co-Financiers Safeguard policies
  • Ensure that the project design and specifications adequately reflect the recommendations of the ELA.
  • Provides environmental safeguards review and technical support to project implementation teams to enhance project quality and compliance on environmental safeguards in RAMP-2 operations in the states.
  • Advises Government agencies, project sponsors, consultants and non-governmental organizations on Co-Financiers environmental safeguard policies, guidelines, procedures and best practices and assists them in preparing appropriate frameworks, plans and actions to address these issues during project development and implementation, etc
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Must possess a Degree in a relevant field of study or its equivalent
  • Must have above 4 years’ experience in environmental and safeguard assignments
  • Experience in Multilateral Banks finance Project is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should address and send their written expression of interest in form of Application Letter with comprehensive CV and relevant credentials in 10 copies in bind form to:
Niger State Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development,
Attention: The Permanent Secretary,
Niger State Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development,
Abdulkareem Lafene Secretariat Complex,
Minna, Niger State.

Mobile number: 07036916585
Email: abubakarysalisu@gmail.com

Note: Interested candidates may obtain further information at: Niger State Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development, Abdulkareem Lafene Secretariat Complex, Minna from 09:00 – 17:00 hours (Local time).

Deadline: October 12, 2022.

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