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Rivers State Government Recruitment 2019/2020.

The Rivers State Government, through the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates/firms for the following positions:

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and grants from the European Union (EU) towards the cost of implementing the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) project in some selected states in Nigeria.

Rivers State is one of the beneficiaries of the credit/grant and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards this consultancy service for the engagement of the following:

Job Title: Consultant –  Business Continuity Plan for the Rivers State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS)

Reference No: RV/SFR/BCP/2018/02
Location: Rivers

Details

  • This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on june 12,2012.
  • In keeping with the foregoing, the Rivers State Government is in the process of building its financial management capacity and improving its financial management information system by:
    • Progressive introduction of a State Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS);
    • Improving cash management by strengthening the institutional framework and capacity for cash management.
    • Improved Financial reporting through:
      • Adoption of the cash model of International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) which will later progress to accrual IPSAS.
      • Design and implementation of departmental financial performance reporting systems;
    • Modernization of external and internal audit arrangements; and
    • Capacity building in financial management for relevant staff.

Objectives
The oblective of this assignment is to assist the Accountant General’s Office to ensure the avaiIabiIit3 integrity and confidentiality of the SIFMIS. To achieve this, the consultant should:

  • Evaluate the adequacy of backup and restore provisions to ensure the availability of information required to resume processing
  • Evaluate the organization’s disaster recovery plan (if any) to ensure that it enables the recovery of IT processing capabilities in the event of a disaster
  • Evaluate the organization’s business continuity plan (if any) to ensure the orgaaization’s ability to continue essential business operations during the period of an IT disruption Business continuity planning process should take into consideration key operations that are most necessary to the survival of the organization including the human/material resources supporting them.

The business continuity plan includes:

  • The Disaster Recovery Plan (BCP) that is used to recover a facility rendered inoperable, including relocating operations into a new location;
  • The restoration plan that is used to return operations to normality whether in a restored or new facility

The Scope of Service

Business Impact Assessment
The first and key step in developing a business continuity plan is a risk assessment exercise that analyses the various risks that the RSGV faces and the impact of non-availability of individual applications and systems. This will entail:

  • Identification of business-critical processes for SIFMIS
  • The assessment of the impacts of non-availability of the above critical processes
  • Develop a risk map of the risks faced by RVSG during its activities (threats and vulnerabilities having impact on the activities of the State and those of its partners) which clearly shows the level of severity, the probability of occurrence, etc.
  • Identify the need for continuity of key activities in the event of disaster, and advise on their criticality in the light of the various departments and br divisions of the State; the Consultant will have to propose the responses to be provided to each identified situation, in line with the risk mapping;
  • Determine the financial, regulatory operational and reputational impact of unavailability of services on the critical business activities (likely impact, scale and justify the resources to be committed to this, to meet the potential continuity requirements);
  • Provide technical assistance and advice for identification mitigation controls (preventive, detective and corrective) including business recovery strategies for RVSG.

The Shortlisting Criteria Are

  • Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (consultant’s profile/brochures)
  • Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration),
  • Evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies.
  • Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment
  • Experience of working in a similar geographical region
  • Description of similar assignments,
  • Availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.).

Submission of Expression of Interests (EOls)

  • The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address ofthe client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, Contract amount and financing sources.
  • The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers (July 2014)
  • (“Consultant Guidelines”) setting for the World Banks policy on conflict of interest:
  • Consultants may associate with other firms in the form 6f a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2019.


Job Title: Finance Application Specialist – Consultancy Services For State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS)

Reference No: RV/SFR/IC/AS/2018/01
Location: Rivers

Details

  • This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on June 12, 2012.
  • The Consultant is required to assist and guide the State Government prepare, coordinate and successfully implement the SIFMIS using technologies that are simple and user friendly. A SIFMIS Unit is in place in the Office of the Accountant-General to manage the implementation of the roll out to MDAs and undertake change management together with the SIFMIS vendor and State officials who are expected to provide leadership for the implementation to be successful.

Objectives

  • The objective of the role of the SIFMIS Application Specialist is to provide technical support to the implementation of financial management reforms under the SIFMIS programme with specific focus on the implementation of an automated accounting and financial reporting system capable of addressing the long-term needs of all entities of Rivers State
  • In addition to providing technical expertise, the SIFMIS Application Specialists will provide support to the Office of the Accountant General to create a culture for continuous improvement in public sector financial management and to act as change agents and spearhead the introduction of the financial management infrastructure in Government
  • The Consultant is highly expected to take a “hands on” approach while undertaking activities on this assignment.

Scope of Service
The Consultant shall:

  • Obtain knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and systems relating to River States Government financial management activities and apply this knowledge in the course of execution of the assigned activities
  • Provide technical expertise to the Office of the Accountant General aimed at improving public sector accounting, financial management activities and resolving key accounting problems existent in Rivers State Government
  • Support the testing, trouble shooting, quality assurance and Post implementation of the SAP S/4HANA software selected by Rivers State Government post go-live
  • To support the realization of the SIFMIS implementation objectives primarily comprising of improvements in the financial management activities especially the timely, accurate and reliable Government financial statements
  • Support the formation of a financial management core group at the Accountant General’s Office for the training, SIFMIS implementation, change management, and other accounting activities aimed at:
    • Improving the operation of existing accounting and financial management systems;
    • More effective financial and budgetary control practices;
    • Development of financial management system procedures following the successful introduction of the SIFMIS;
    • Training and capacity building of the Government accounting cadre
    • Being an agent of change management
  • Support the development and implementation of a comprehensive capacity building and training initiative in order to enhance professional competencies of the public sector accounting cadre through the provision of in-house and on the job training to eliminate the skills gaps
  • As part of the schedule of duties, this position will involve training and capacity building of SIFMIS Support Accountants and Government counterpart staff and a significant amount of knowledge transfer during the course of implementation. On completion of the assignment, knowledge transfer will be assessed as one of the major deliverables
  • Assisting in testing process in order to discover errors and issues in business processes, documentation or user’s lack of experience
  • Provide application support and training of end users during system implementation if required; Cooperating with Consultants from other modules such as MM, PM, PP and PS. The Functional expert should work closely with both the implementing partner and the QA team to ascertain the adequate implementation of the system functionalities in accordance with the system’s requirements;
  • Any other such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Senior Financial Management Specialist or by the SIFMIS Coordinator and Accountant General in line with the SIFMIS implementation activities

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Providing evidence showing the fields of specialty of the Consultant (Consultant’s CV)
  • Evidence of registration with relevant professional bodies
  • Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the Consultant in the field of assignment
  • Availability of appropriate skills and essential technology
  • Experience of working in a similar geographical region
  • Description of similar assignments. For each previous project performed, the Consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, and names of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

Submission of Expression of Interests (EOIs)

  • The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project now invites eligible Consultant (“Individual Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.
  • Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”)
  • setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultancy method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2019.


Job Title: Human Capital Management Application Specialist – Consultancy Services For State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) 

Reference No: RV/SFR/IC/AS/2018/03
Location: Rivers

Details

  • This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on june 12,2012.
  • The consultant is required to assist and guide the State Government prepare, coordinate and successfully implementthe SIFMIS usingtechnologies thatare simple and user friendly. A SIFMIS Unitis in place in the Office of the Accountant-General to manage the implementation of the roll out to MDAs and undertake change management together with the SIFMIS vendor and State officials who are expected to provide leadership for the implementation tube successful.

Objectives

  • The objective of the role of the SIFMIS Application Specialist is to provide technical support to the implementation of Human Capital Management reforms under the SIFMIS programme with specific focus on the implementation of an automated Human Capital Management and Financial reporting system capable of addressing the long-term needs of all entities of Rivers State.
  • In addition to providing technical expertise, the SIFMIS Application Specialist will provide support to the Office of the Head of Service to create a culture for continuous improvement in public sector Human Capital management and to act as change agents and spearhead the introduction of the employee management infrastructure in Government.
  • The consultant is highly expected to take a “hands on” approach while undertaking activities on this assignment

The Scope of Service
The consultant shall:

  • Lead the RVSG Project Human Capital Management (HCM) team, in functional capacity, adding value to the projectand to the final deliverables produced by SAP Partner Team.
  • Be responsible for providing all inputs required by the partner team in all phases/stages of the project.
  • As part of the schedule of duties, this position willinvolve training and capacity building of SIFMIS Support Human Capital Managementand Government counterpart staffand a
  • significant amount
  • of knowledge transfer during the course of implementation. On completion ofthe assignment, knowledge transfer will be assessed as one ofthe major deliverables.
  • Support the testing, trouble shooting, quality assurance and post implementation of the SAP S /4HANA software selected by Rivers State Government post go-live.
  • Participate in end user Support and hand holding exercise
  • Participate in postgo-live sensitization/change management activities for the application users. Identify gaps, issues in post implementation and Suggest workable solutions
  • Shall be responsibleto produce/review all deliverables produced bythe partner team as per SOW and validate all testing
  • Contrilutes to high productivity and motivation of customer project team with the use of communication skills and cooperation to realize value benefits ofthe project.
  • Be responsjble to minimizes the changes and mitigate the risks in the project related to his function (HCM).
  • Any othersuch duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Senior Financial
  • Management Specialist or by the SIFMIS Coordinator and the Office of the Head of Service in line with the SIFMIS implementation activities

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Providing evidence showing the fields of specialty of the consultant (Consultant’s CV)
  • Evidence of registration with relevant professional bodies
  • Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the consultant in the field of assignment.
  • Availability of appropriate skills and essential technology
  • Experience of working in a similar geographical region,
  • Description of similar assignments. For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, and name of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

Submission of Expression of Interests (Eols)

  • The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project now invites eligible Consultant (“Individual Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers (July 2014) (“Consultant Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultancy method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2019.


Job Title: Material Management Application Specialist – Consultancy Services For State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS)

Reference No: RV/SFR/IC/AS/2018/02
Location: Rivers

Details

  • This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on june 12,2012.
  • The consultant is required to assist and guide the State Government prepare, coordinate and successfully implement the SIFMIS using technologies that are simple and user friendly. A SIFMIS Unit is in place in the Office of the Accountant-General to managee the implementation of the roll out to MDAs and undertake change management together with the SIFMIS vendor and State officials who are expected to provide leadership forthe implementation to be successful.

Objectives

  • The objective of the role of the SIFMIS Application Specialist is to provide technical support to the implementation of Material Management reforms under the SIFMIS programme with specific focus on the implementation of an automated Material Management and financial reporting system capable of addressing the long-term needs of all entities of Rivers State.
  • In addition to providing technical expertise, the SIFMIS Application Specialist will provide support to the Office of the Accountant General and all procurement offices to create a culture for continuous improvement in public sector Material Management and to act as change agents and spearhead the introduction of the Management infrastructure in Government. The consultant is highly expected to take a “hands on” approach while undertaking activities on this assignment.

The Scope of Service
The Consultant shall:

  • Leading the customer Project Material Management (MM) team, in functional capacity adding value to the project and to the final deliverables produced by SAP Partner Team.
  • Participate in change management/post go-live sensitization of the application users. Identify gaps, issues in post implementation and Suggest workable solutions.
  • Act as liaison with client for testing, troubleshooting: investigate, analyse, and solve software Problems.
  • Support the testing, troubleshooting, quality assurance and post implementation of the SAP S/ 4HANA software selected by Rivers State Government post go-live
  • As part of the schedule of duties, this position will involve training and capacity building of SIFMIS Support Material Management and Government counterpart staff and a significant amount of knowledge transfer during implementation. On completion of the assignment, knowledge transfer will be assessed as one of the major deliverables
  • Document functional designs, test cases and results.
  • Participate in post go-live sensitizations of application users
  • Act as a liaison between the business functions and the technical team.
  • Provide ad-hoc training and user support as required
  • Work self-directed and independently, act as subject matter expert
  • Any other such duties as may be assigned from time to time bythe Senior Financial Management Specialist or by the SIFMIS Coordinator and the Procurement Offices inline with the SIFMIS implementation activities

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Providing evidence showing the fields of specialty of the consultant (Consultant’s CV)
  • Evidence of registration with relevant professional bodies
  • Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the consultant in the field of assignment.
  • Availability of appropriate skills and essential technology
  • Experience of working in a similar geographical region,
  • Description of similar assignments. For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, and name of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

Submission of Expression of Interests (EOls)

  • The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project now invites eligible Consultant (“Individual Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers (July 2014) (“Consultant Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultancy method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2019.


How to Apply for Rivers State Government Recruitment 2019/2020 Form.

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by email):
Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project,
Attn: The Project Coordinator,
State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU),
10 Odi Street, Old GRA,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Tel: +234 (0) 8110573431
E-mail: [email protected]

Note: Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours (10.00 am to 16.00 pm Monday through Friday).

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