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  • Posted on: 2 June, 2016 Deadline: 14 July, 2016
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  • University of Port Harcourt - Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested candidates for the position of:

    Chief Procurement Officer



    • To head the Procurement Unit of the University of Port Harcourt.
    • To be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in all procurement matter.
    • To plan and implement all requirements of the University in line with Public Procurement Act, 2007.
    • To keep Procurement records of the University

    Candidate must possess the following to be considered for the post:

    • First degree/HND in the following areas from a recognized University: Purchasing and Supply, Business Administration, Statistics, Financial Studies, Law, Computer Science, Accounting, Economics, Engineering/Technology, Marketing, Insurance, Quantity Surveying and other relevant disciplines.
    • At least [12] years post qualification experience and he/she must have worked as Head of Procurement Unit in a tertiary institution for a period not less than five [5) years.
    • Must have received the relevant training from the Bureau of Public and passed relevant examination(s).
    • Must be computer literate.
    • Must have attained the rank of not below that of an Assistant Director.
    • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria will be an added advantage.


    • Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager.
    • Knowledge of Sourcing and Procurement techniques as well as dexterity in “reading” the market.
    • Talent in negotiating and networking.
    • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management Software.
    • Aptitude in decision-making and working with members of staff.
    • Experience in collecting and Analysing data.
    • Strong Leadership capabilities.

    Salary Scale
    CONTISS 13 Step 1-9 = N3,632,404 ÷ 12 = N302,700.33

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    Senior Information Officer


    Job Description

    • The successful candidates will be expected to join the production team of the Information, Publications and Public Relations Unit of the Vice-Chancellor's Office.
    • They would be deployed to the Proofreading Section and should also be ready to take on additional responsibilities as may be assigned to them from time to time.
    • In addition to their basic academic qualifications, candidates would also be evaluated on their demonstrated capacity to produce results under pressure.


    • The right candidates should possess good honours degrees in Mass Communications, English, Linguistics or Theatre Arts from recognized universities.
    • The job is very demanding and may require extra working hours to accomplish each job schedule.

    Other Conditions:

    • Candidates must be computer literate and also hold membership of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and other relevant professional bodies.
    • Candidates applying for the job should possess not less than six (6) years post-qualification experience, excellent communication skills and good interpersonal relations, and must demonstrate team spirit in the line of duty.

    Conditions of Service

    • Salary Grade Level: Successful candidates shall commence their career on CONTISS 09.
    • Other condition of service are as applicable in the Federal University system in Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should be accompanied with, among others copies of the following documents, ten [10] copies each:

    • First School Leaving Certificate.
    • West African School Certificate/Professional Certificates [if any]
    • Degree Certificate/HND Certificate
    • National Youth Service Corp Certificate/Exemption Certificate
    • Birth Certificate of Age.
    • Evidence of Training by BPP
    • Acceptance of Retirement Letter for those already retired.

    Detailed Application/Curriculum Vitae:
    The Registrar,
    University of Port Harcourt,
    P.M.B 5323,
    Port Harcourt,
    Rivers State.

    The envelope should be marked Chief Procurement Officer; for the Attention of the Registrar. Candidates should request their referees to forward three [3] references on their behalf to the Registrar.

    Note: Candidates invited for interview should bring along with them the originals of their credentials.

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