The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is the government agency with the mandate to coordinate the surveillance, detection and response to infectious disease outbreaks. Over the last three years, NCDC has deployed a new tool for disease surveillance. The Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) is a system jointly developed between the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) to improve disease surveillance as well as detection and management of outbreaks and thus strengthen the public health service in Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Procurement Consultant, REDISSE Project
- The Federal Republic of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement Project (Phase II), being implemented under the supervision of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, an Agency under the Ministry of Health.
- The REDISSE Project was initiated by the World Bank to cover all countries in the ECOWAS sub-region as a result of the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola crisis. The Project is cross-sectorial, with both human health and animal health sectors implementation. The project promotes regional collaboration among ECOWAS countries, in order to ensure that gaps in disease detection and outbreak response across the West African sub-region and effectively addressed. Successful implementation of the project is envisaged to minimize the health and economic consequences of major disease outbreaks. The REDISSE Project was formally launched in Nigeria on the 27th of April 2018.
- The Project Development Objectives (PDO) is to strengthen cross-sectorial and National capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and response in Nigeria. It seeks to address systematic weakness within the animal and human health systems that hinder effective disease surveillance.
- The Project funding is targeted to support five components and they are: a) Surveillance and Information System, b) Strengthening Laboratory Capacity, c) Preparedness and Emergency Response, d) Human Resource Management for Effective Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Preparedness, e) Institution Capacity Building, Project Management, Coordination and Advocacy.
Specific duties for this position will include the following:
Advisory Services on Procurement of Goods and Works in the following areas:
- Preparation of Project Work Plans and Procurement Schedules for Goods and Works in accordance with the World Bank Procurement Framework and Regulations.
- Prepare Technical Specifications for Goods
- Receipt/Opening of offers
- In conjunction with the relevant committee, carry out detailed evaluation and confirm responsiveness, arithmetical accuracy of bidders offers
- Compile evaluation report and present same through relevant authorities and the World Bank for No Objection approval
- Prepare Contract Documents for execution between the Supplier and the User.
- Prepare bill of Quantities/ technical specifications for Works
- Solicit Bidders/Vendors through drafting and Advertising of IFB
- Prepare Bidding Documents
- Manage sales and follow up of Bidding Documents
Advisory Services on Procurement of Services:
- Preparation of Project Work Plans and Procurement Schedules for Services under QCBS, QBS, CQ, IC, etc.
- Preparation of Terms of Reference and clear with World Bank
- Assist in the Evaluation of EOIs and develop shortlist
- Assist in Compilation of reports and request World Bank No objection on the shortlist
- Assist in the Evaluation of Proposals
- Facilitate the compilation of reports and the receipt of No Objection clearance from the World Bank
- Assist in building up Consultants database.
- Support the process of soliciting qualified Consultants through drafting, seeking No Objection of the World Bank and Advertising of EOI
- Support the organization of Pre-Proposal Conference where necessary
- Preparation of Request for Proposals for No Objection of World Bank
Advisory Services on Implementation Supervision:
- Develop and discuss alternative solutions to identified problems.
- Provide hands-on training to the PCU on implementation matters covering procurement, disbursements, report writing, etc.
- Conduct post-implementation review
- Participate at meetings aimed at improving project implementation
- Explore the most viable solution and discuss this with the FMF (PCU)
- Assist in the application of the agreed corrective measures
- Any other responsibility relating to the project as required by the project Coordinator.
Qualifications and Experiences
- A degree in Accounting, Management, Industrial Engineering, or Project Management.
- Previous experience as a Procurement Consultant for World Bank assisted projects or similar multilateral institution environment such as ADB or similar organizations.
- Previous World Bank training on procurement of Goods, works and consultancy services.
- Previous experience in preparing bidding documents for large works/goods contracts. Previous experience with job description mentioned above.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should deliver their Application in a written form and/or a sealed envelope to the address below in person or by mail:
The Project Coordinator,
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,
Plot 804, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi,
E-mail address: [email protected]
Important Information / Notice
- Interested candidates must provide information through their Curriculum Vitae demonstrating that they have required qualification and experience for the position.
- Short listed candidates will be interviewed on the date/time/venue that will be announced later.
- Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours 0900hrs to 1700hrs
Application Deadline Thursday; 14th May, 2020.