Director of Procurement at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri was established in 1980 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The University strives for excellence an is poised to becoming one of the best University of Technology in the world. The University is committed to the production of high level manpower, engaged in cutting edge research and community service for the achievement of national developmental goals and global relevance.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Director of Procurement

Location: Owerri, Imo

The Position

  • The Director of Procurement is the Head of the Procurement Unit, responsible to the Vice-Chancellor who is the Chief Accounting Officer for the handling of all Procurement matters in the University and the day-to-day activities of the Procurement Unit.


  • The Candidate must have a good honours Degree or its equivalent either in Purchasing and Supply Management, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Marketing, Statistics, Computer Science, Banking and Finance, Insurance or Law, from a recognized University or similar higher institution and at least fifteen (15) years of relevant post-qualification service experience at University / equivalent level.
  • Candidates should be Officers of not below the rank of Deputy Director of Procurement in a University or a similar Institution.
  • Possession of a higher Degree will be an added advantage, while membership or licenses of relevant professional body (ies) of the candidate’s discipline is mandatory.

The Person:

  • The candidate for the position of Director of Procurement must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and demonstrable integrity for the running of the Directorate of Procurement.
  • The Candidate must not be more than fifty nine (59) years of age at the time of appointment and must be in good health to be able to endure the rigours of the duty of Director of Procurement of a fast-growing specialized University of Technology.

Conditions of Service for Director of Procurement

  • The appointment is for a period of five (5) years and is pensionable.
  • The basic salary attached to the post is CONTISS (II) 15.
  • Other allowances and fringe benefits are as currently applicable to similar positions in the Nigerian University system and as may be determined by the Federal Government and the Governing Council from time to time.

Deadline: 6th July, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit twenty (20) copies of their Applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting, among others, the following:

  • Name in full (surname, in Capital letters)
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Contact Address: Postal Address, GSM Number (s) and E-mail Address
  • Nationality
  • Marital Status
  • Number and Ages of Children (if any)
  • Educational Institutions attended (with dates)
  • Academic and Professional Qualifications obtained (with dates)
  • Working Experience, including full details of former and present post(s)
  • Present Employment, indicating present status and salary
  • Extra-curricula Activities
  • Names and Address of three (3) Referees.

Applications should be addressed and submitted to:
The Registrar / Secretary to Council,
Federal University of Technology,
PMB 1526, Owerri,
Imo State.

Note: Candidates should request each of their nominated Referees to send a Confidential Report on them to the Registrar.


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