REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is by this means calling for submission of applications from suitably qualified individuals to serve as Procurement Monitors.
CISLAC is a non- governmental, non- profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization and was integrated as a corporate body with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2006. CISLAC’s areas of focus include; budget monitoring, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, human rights (gender equality, educational equity and improvements, sexuality and reproductive health, children and other vulnerable groups.
Within the framework of an on-going project known as Integrity, Mobilisation, Participation, Accountability, Anti-corruption and Transparency (IMPACT Nigeria) being supported by Transparency International(TI), CISLAC targets promoting more participatory processes in public procurement and encourages the empowering of citizens to become part of the anti-corruption drive through the instrumentality of enhanced compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007 by public institutions and agencies of government. The project focuses on increasing the integrity, transparency and accountability of public sector, while empowering civil society to advocate for changes in policy and practice. It also seeks to empower citizens participate in public finance monitoring by engaging tax transparency and budget monitoring to enhance improvements in social service delivery. This is in line with one of Nigeria’s commitment under the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to Open Data and Open Contracting as ways of fighting corruption. The project also in the main aims at promoting improved budget implementation which has informed the introduction of the Zero- budget system.
The above project came on board as a Civil Society approach in complementing the work of mandated agencies of government in attempts to advocate for and bring about a positive change in policy and practice on procurement and contracting processes in Nigeria.
Scope of the Call
With a view towards increasing accountability in public policy regarding procurements and contracts implementation, the Procurement Monitors will conduct monitoring of procurement processes of Ministries, Department and Agencies of government with particular focus in the areas of those providing basic amenities and infrastructure.
Documentation and reporting is expected to also be done by monitors to feed into broader evidence based approaches for ensuring strict compliance to the Procurement Act of 2007.
This call aims to recruit Procurement Monitors knowledgeable in the area of procurement processes with particular focus in the area of Contracts. The Procurement Monitors shall possess relevant research skills and vast knowledge/working experience on procurement processes as it relates to contracts and projects implementation issues in the country. The successful Monitor MUST also have adequate knowledge of the provisions of The Public Procurement Act 2007 and other relevant Instruments that address anti- corruption issues.
The successful Procurement Monitors shall, amongst other things:
1. Participate during bid openings organized by various public institutions for tracking and monitoring of procedural compliance.
2. Document and report findings from the bid openings.
3. Track, monitor and submit report on procurement processes within specified organizations and public institutions.
4. Gather and report relevant information regarding on-going contracts and projects carried out by various public institutions.
The successful Consultants shall, amongst other things, possess the under-listed credentials:
- Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management Sciences or related fields of study. An advanced degree will be an added advantage.
- Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in the area of procurement.
- The Procurement Monitor must have knowledge The Public Procurement Act and also demonstrate the knowledge of the civil society environment in the country.
- The consultant must also be a social media inclined person.
Interested individuals are, by this call, requested to submit an application for the position before the close of work on Monday, the 21st of August 2017. The application should include a Cover Letter and CV and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Okeke Anya through email@example.com with PROCUREMENT MONITOR APPLICATION as the SUBJECT.
For further information and/or clarification(s) kindly contact: Bathsheba Tagwai on 08058467524 or Okeke Anya on 08028303951.
All applications received will be reviewed by a Panel Committee with a final selection being based on principles of objectivity, impartiality and neutrality.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.