Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Job At OGSTEP

Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE)

Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP)

Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE)) Job Vacancy At Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP)

A Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE) job opening is currently available at Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP). Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.

The Ogun State Government through the Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (hereinafter referred to as IDA) Bank towards the financing of the OGUN STATE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (OGSTEP).

The Project Coordinating Office of OGSTEP intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under contracts for the Consultancy Services:

The OGSTEP is in line with the Ogun State Development Plan 2017-2030 (SDP) reform agenda to accelerate strategic reforms and foster public investment to enable greater private sector participation in the State’s economy which is organized around five cardinal programs covering agriculture production and industrialization, infrastructure and rural development, education, health, and affordable housing and urban renewal.

The consulting services will support the development of strong, constructive and responsive relationships that are important for the successful management of OGSTEP to increase the participation of the private sector in the economy of Ogun State with a focus on improving the business-enabling environment and strengthening agri-food value-chains.

We are currently recruiting for a Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE) that has the ability to carry out all the listed functionalities as listed below.

The Project Managers are being engaged for the Implementation Phase of this project and as such successful candidates shall work full time at the Project Offices, reporting directly to the Project Coordinator on the day to day implementation of the project and the Sector Head (Hon. Commissioner of the Implementing Agency) on strategic issues discussed at the level of the Project Steering Committee or Project Technical Committee.

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Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Responsibilities

  • The principal task of the Project Manager (Consultant) is to be responsible for the day-to-day management of tasks executed by OGSG public and civil servants, as well as individual and firm consultants hired under OGSTEP concerning the Implementation of the Business Enabling Environment sub-component of OGSTEP.
  • The Project Manager (Bus. Environment) will report both to the Sector Head (Honourable Commissioner) and the Project Coordinator (OGSTEP).

Developing the Annual Workplan and supervising the implementation of ALL activities under the BEE subcomponent:

  • Develop the project’s annual workplan within the stipulated timeline. The workplan should be developed based on the Project Implementation Manual and based on consultations with the relevant state ministries and departments
  • Lead the Sector Technical Team (STT) in implementing the annual work plan to deliver the agreed results under the BBE components
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of the BEE workplan and ensure the timely delivery of key outputs.
  • Provide at a minimum once every two weeks updates on the implementation of the BEE workplan to the Project Coordinator and the Honorable Commissioner.
  • Participate in all relevant World Bank meetings and missions including supervision missions and update meetings.
  • Lead technical discussions on BEE during World Bank missions and review meetings, including delivering presentations, preparation of minutes and follow-up action plans, etc.
  • Supervise and monitor on a day-to-day basis ALL implementation activities that will help to deliver the project objectives in improving the BEE
  • Liaise closely with all relevant state ministries involved in the implementation of BEE activities
  • Produce at minimum monthly progress reports on the implementation of the BEE workplan
  • Prepare the project semi-annual progress reports (progress against planned activities, update on risks and issues, expenditures), annual review report and final review reports, and submit them as appropriate.

Coordinate the recruitment and manage the supervision of all project personnel and consultants hired to support the BEE component:

  • Draft TORs and work specifications for required consultants
  • In conjunction with the implementing MDA, lead the technical reviews and discussions to facilitate the transparent and competitive selection and recruitment of both firm and individual consultants providing support to the BEE component
  • Lead the provision of technical inputs to facilitate the preparation of clear tender bidding evaluation reports.
  • Manage the contracts of all key consultants (both individual and firm contracts) under the BEE component to ensure timely and good quality delivery of outputs. The PM is expected to manage the day to day activities of the consultants supporting the component.
  • Provide technical backstopping, guidance and supervision to all consultants under the Sector Technical Team (STT) and staff of relevant MDAs supporting the implementation of the BEE components.

Provide technical input and guidance to core BEE activities:

  • Provide technical input to the sector strategies and the investment promotion strategy for the Ogun Investment Promotion Agency.
  • Provide technical input to the land reform process in Ogun state including the archiving and digitization of land records, the digitization of the property registration process, and the implementation of a systematic land titling regime.
  • Review all deliverables and provide technical input related to the industrial estate including benchmarking studies, feasibility studies, etc.
  • Support the Ogun State Business Environment Council and the Ogun State Business Environment Secretariat in designing and implementing ease of doing business reforms inclusively; The PM will support the secretariat in the implementation of the reform action plan and provide strategic insight on business environment reform issues.
  • Provide technical input to the deliverables produced by the BEE reform mapping firm consultant and other individual consultants implementing activities under this component.

Liaise with the MDAs to facilitate the delivery of the workplan. The PM is expected to:

  • Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development, OPIC and Ogun Invest.
  • Ensure that all stakeholders are well informed about the project activities and goals
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination between the PIU and the departments, units and ministries offices on the implementation of the BEE component
  • Where required, build the capacity of the implementing agencies (Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, Bureau of Lands & Survey,
  • Represent the Project, as required, to build professional relationships with local, state and federal stakeholders to ensure the full participation of a broad spectrum of state leadership in the identification, planning and execution of Project activities.

Record Keeping and Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Ensure timely implementation of the performance assessments of participating implementing agencies.
  • Facilitate the provision of all and any data requested by the Independent Verification Agent for verification of DLIs under the BEE component
  • Prepare the project semi-annual progress reports (progress against planned activities, update on risks and issues, expenditures), annual review report and final review reports, and submit them as appropriate
  • Manage the transfer of Project deliverables, documents, files, equipment and materials as per the internationally accepted standards and procedures.
  • Ensure the execution of a standard record management system both in electronic and paper filing systems and in line with an agreed central administration procedure in the PIU
  • In conjunction with the project M&E officer, maintain up to date records of project results and data of all indicators measured under the results framework of the project.

External Stakeholder Management:

  • Support the Project Coordinator to execute the stakeholders’ management strategies and other important initiatives such as GBV, SEP/GRM etc
  • Collaborate with PIU to ensure proper professional relationships with relevant local, national and international partner agencies, and relevant development programmes/projects.

Internal stakeholder management:

  • Perform other duties as required and requested by the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Industry, Trade & Industry and the Project Coordinator within the framework of this consultancy.
  • Verify and channel all requests for Project, administrative, logistics and other support and report all incidents related to security and issues of general concern to the Honourable Commissioner for Industry, Trade & Investment, Project Technical Committee and the Project Coordinator.

Requirements

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Management, Economics, Public Administration, Public Finance or other relevant fields.
Experience:
  • Experience in private sector development with core expertise in a technical area- e.g. implementing doing business reforms, investment promotion, etc.
  • Proven ability to draft, edit and produce written proposals and result in focused reports.
  • Experience of working with the Nigerian federal and state governments, in particular, the Ministries of Land, Urban & Physical Planning, Commerce & Industry
  • Experience in working with international organizations, bilateral donors and international financial institutions;
  • Proven experience working with government, civil society, international organizations, and donor agencies.
  • 10 years’ post-graduate relevant work experience in designing, implementing and supervising development programs for the public sector, five (5) of which must be in a Project Management Office environment (PMO/PIU)
  • Proficiency in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Office packages, Cloud computing, SharePoint etc.
Language Requirement:
  • Effective communication in the English Language.
Report and Schedule of Deliveries:
  • The Project Manager (Bus. Environment) will be required to provide reports, documents and deliverables as required by the project coordinator and sector head regarding his/her activities. He/She will be expected to:
  • Produce at minimum monthly progress reports on the implementation of the BEE workplan
  • Prepare the project semi-annual progress reports (progress against planned activities, update on risks and issues, expenditures), annual review report and final review reports, and submit them as appropriate.
  • Provide at a minimum once every two weeks updates on the implementation of the BEE workplan to the Project Coordinator and the Honorable Commissioner.
Services to be provided by the Client:
  • The Ogun State government will provide an office for the PM in the Project Implementation Unit, transportation to the municipalities outside of state and related logistical to achieve the project objectives.
  • Ogun state will also make available all relevant records that would facilitate the work of the consultant.

Payment and Fee For Service

  • Payments shall include the agreed consultancy fees and reimbursable expenses associated with the performance of the consultancy activities.
  • The payment of the consultant will be based on the sign off of deliverables by the Project Coordinator.

How To Apply For The Project Manager, Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Job

Eligible candidates should send one copy of their CV and a signed copy of the Expressions of Interest Letter to:  ogstepprocurement@gmail.com / ogstep.p4r@gmail.com using the “Project Manager (Agriculture)” as the subject of the email.

OR

Submit Applications to:

The Project Coordinator (PC),
Project Implementation Unit (PIU),
Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP),
c/o Permanent Secretary’s Office,
Ogun State Ministry of Budget & Planning,
State Secretariat, Oke Mosan,
Abeokuta, Ogun State,
Nigeria.

The application deadline is 6th September,

Important Notice

  • Non-qualified applicants need not apply. Multiple applications will be disqualified.
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultant [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers 2011 edition and revised edition July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected following the Individual Consultant Based Selection (INDV) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.